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. She also writes for both TV and Film.
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.
Tena is currently under commission at the National, and is also adapting her play Invisible into feature film for Miriam Segal's Good Films.
Broadcaster BBC Radio 4