Nenad Čolić

neca fotoDirector, actor and teacher, was born in 1961 in Belgrade, Serbia. Before foundation of Plavo theatre, he was a dancer in music theatre, one of the founders of Signum Theatre, one of the first independent theatre companies in Serbia where he was actor and dancer, and afterwards he was actor in Dah Theatre in Belgrade. In that period he achieved experience in practical work with Odin

Teatret’s actor TorgeirWethal. In 1994 he starts working as a director, he works in Milan with Italian director Massimo Giannetti, founder of theatre Specchi e memorie, and with him he starts a long collaboration.

In 1995 he founds PLAVO Theatre – theatre laboratory, where he has been director, teacher and actor. He has directed all  PLAVO Theatre professional performances which have been performed in Serbia and internationally and many performances with young people within educational programs, receiving numerous awards. Since 1995 he has conducted various theatre workshops and seminars nationally and internationally like From Myself towards Theatre, Contemporary Theatre – The Space of Open Mind, Contemporary Theatre – Mind and Technique, Two Open Weeksof PLAVO Theatre, as well as continuous educational projects such PLAVO Theatre Group 2, Play Against Violence,School of Contemporary Theatre, Contemporary Theatre Studio.

Within PLAVO TheatreprojectTheatre – Encounter, Inclusion, Action,co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of theEuropean Union in 2017 and 2018, he led the educational work Hearing Body with young deaf and hard of hearing people which resulted in a performance Triptych – Three Personal Stories. Within Creative Europe project Inclusive Theatre(s) where PLAVO Theatre is a partner, he has been directing the work on the performance with deaf and hard of hearing performers based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet (2022).