Tena Stivicic

Writer for film and theatre

Theatre, Film & TV
Joe Phillips
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Tena Stivicic is a Croatian-born writer  living in London since 2003 whose plays have been produced in many European countries and won numerous awards. Her play Fragile was produced at the Arcola Theatre in 2007 to critical acclaim.

Tena is currently under commission with the Birmingham Rep. Her play Invisible, a co-production between Transport and New Wolsey Theatre continues to tour in the UK in January 2012 and is being developed into a feature film.

Tena has worked as a writer-in-residence on a guest scholarship at Bern, Switzerland and was selected as part of the Paines Plough / Film Four Future Perfect scheme in 2004. She has since been chosen as part of The 50, a bursary and master class scheme organised by the Royal Court and the BBC for talented young writers.


Invisible 2010
New Wolsey Theatre
Producer Transport Theatre
Director Douglas Rintoul
Writer Tena Stivicic

A new collaborative project for Transport Theatre

Seven Days in Zagreb 2009

Writer Tena Stivicic

Original full-length play, part of the Orient Express, a European Theatre Convention project on tour throughout Europe

Fireflies 2008
National Theatre Studio
Writer Tena Stivicic

Original full length play for the National Theatre Studio

Fragile! 2005
Arcola Theatre
Producer Cherub Company London
Writer Tena Stivicic

A darkly humorous play about the people behind the tabloid stories of migrant workers and sex-trafficking. Tena's first play in English.

Fireflies 1 x 45' Sep 2009
BBC Radio 4
Director Peter Kavanagh
Writer Tena Stivicic
Starring Helena Breck, Annabelle Dowler, James Fleet, David Hargreaves & Lizzy Watts

Six people are stranded in an airport by bad weather all they can do is wait for it to clear

Fragile! 1 x 60' 2008
Unique Productions for BBC Radio 4
Producer Frank Stilling
Writer Tena Stivicic
Starring Catherine Cusack, Luane Gordon, Douglas Henshall, Rayisa Kondraki & Serge Soric

Tena adapted her play Fragile for BBC Radio 4's Friday play slot

Invisible Jan 2012 to present

Writer Tena Stivicic

A feature film adaptation of Tena's play Invisible.