Tena Stivicic

Writer for film and theatre
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Biography

Tena Štivičić is a Croatian born writer who was awarded the Susan Blackburn-Smith Prize for her most recent play 3 Winters, which opened at the National Theatre to 5 star reviews.  Her first English language work, Fragile, played at the Arcola Theatre and was adapted for BBC Radio 4. It won numerous awards, including best European Play and Innovations Award at Heidelberg Stuckemarkt in Germany. 

Off the back of this, Tena was nominated as one of the 50 most promising young writers in Great Britain on an initiative launched by the Royal Court Theatre and the BBC. She went on to develop Fireflies at the National Theatre Studio which premiered at the ZKM Theatre in Zagreb. 

Tena she has taken part in several multi-national, multi-authored projects for the likes of the Venice Biennale. Last year she co-wrote Europa, with Steve Waters, Malgorzata Sikorska Miszczuk and Lutz Huebner which was produced by the Birmingham REP, ZKM, Teatr Polski and Dresden Staatstheater.
Her play, Invisible which toured the UK in 2011 and 2012, is due to be adapted into a feature film with Good and George Films in 2014. T


CV

Theatre

Writer

Director Howard Davies
Starring
  • Lucy Black
  • Siobahn Finnerman
  • Susan Engel
  • Jo Herbert
  •  
    From the remnants of monarchy to Communism, democracy, war and the EU: Croatia 1945–2011. The Kos family argue, adapt, fall in and out of love.
    National Theatre
     
    Producer Transport Theatre
    Director Douglas Rintoul
     
    A new collaborative project for Transport Theatre
    New Wolsey Theatre
     
     
    Original full-length play, part of the Orient Express, a European Theatre Convention project on tour throughout Europe
     
     
    Original full length play for the National Theatre Studio
    National Theatre Studio
     
    Producer Cherub Company London
     
    A darkly humorous play about the people behind the tabloid stories of migrant workers and sex-trafficking. Tena's first play in English.
    Arcola Theatre
     

    Radio

    Writer

    Fireflies
    1 x 45'
    2009
    Director Peter Kavanagh
    Starring
  • Helena Breck
  • Annabelle Dowler
  • James Fleet
  • David Hargreaves
  •  
    Six people are stranded in an airport by bad weather all they can do is wait for it to clear
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Fragile!
    1 x 60'
    2008
    Producer Frank Stilling
    Starring
  • Catherine Cusack
  • Luane Gordon
  • Douglas Henshall
  • Rayisa Kondraki
  •  
    Tena adapted her play Fragile for BBC Radio 4's Friday play slot
    Production Company Unique Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    Film

    Writer

    Producer Miriam Segal
    Director Everado Gout
     
    A feature film adaptation of Tena's play Invisible.
    Good Films