Ulysses Theatre on Brijuni

Ulysses Theatre was founded by actor-director Rade Šerbedžija and writer Borislav Vujčić. It was inaugurated in 2001 by a renowned British film and stage actress Vanessa Redgrave at the charity concert featuring the Mostar Sinfonietta.

The first production was Shakespeare's King Lear, directed by Lenka Udovički, with Rade Šerbedžija in the eponymous role. A small production team lead by Tatjana Aćimović embarked on a journey of giving shape to a dreamlike idea of a theatre on an uninhabited island, unaware of the fact that this production will achieve a cult status and continue to be performed year after year, turning what started as an experiment into an annual summer festival with the increasing number of productions and cultural events.

King Lear is still performed. A number of locations within the Austro-Hungarian coastal fortress Fort Minor on the island of Mali Brijun have been used as a natural stage scenery. For over a decade it has captivated the audiences from around the world and gathered artists from Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Great Britain, USA and Georgia.

Over the years Ulysses Theatre has developed a distinctive theatrical language, combining literary masterpieces (such as Euripides' Medea starring Mira Furlan or Weiss' Marat/Sade with Zlatko Vitez) with the unique open air venue, and bringing together artists from the region and from around the world.