About Me

Darijan Mihajlović was born in 1972 in Belgrade. He graduated from the Department of Theatre and Radio Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.
He was a recipient of “Madlena Janković” Fund scholarship for dramatic arts. He was Artistic Director of “Dadov” Theatre in period 1994-2000, where he led the acting studio. Mihajlović was one of the founders, director and producer of the “Torpedo” Theatre Company, which toured Europe, including some of the most renowned European festivals.
Mihajlović is the Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Department of Theatre Directing.
He has received numerous awards, namely:
- “Joakim Vujić” Award for Best Director, for production The Spear of the Užice Theatre  (1998);
- “Golden Turkey” Award for Best Director, for production Easy Piece by the Kruševac Theatre (Jagodina, 2001);
- “Golden Plaque of the City of Belgrade”, Award for the Best Director and for the Best Short Film at the Festival of Short, Documentary and Animation Films;
- Special Award by the jury and “Golden Orange” at the Festival of Short and Documentary Film in Antalya;
- Annual Award for the Best Performance in the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad for Verdi’s opera Macbeth, 2002;
The opera Macbeth was selected to be the best opera production of the decade by the music critics in FR Yugoslavia.
Mihajlović directed more than 40 dramas and four operas. He authored two dramas, which were published and produced. He also directed two TV series, namely Podijum (The Stage) and Na slovo, na slovo (I spy with my little eye, something beginning with…), several TV videos and shows, as well as two documentaries which toured all relevant festivals of documentary films (UNESCO production).
He is currently leading opera studies, a joint program of the Faculty of musical arts and Faculty of dramatic arts in Belgrade.
From 2015 he is directing in a Berlin, more precise in Monbijou
Theatre. Until now he directed "Tartuffe" from J.B.P. Moliere
(2015) as well as two pieces by Shakespeare -"Merry wives of
Windsor"(2016) and " Macbeth" (2017).

Source, National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia.


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Darijan Mihajlovic's staging of Shakespeare's masterpiece has all the gore and guts one hopes for, only intensified by the open-air setting. Using Schiller's translation, the witches and woes of Macbeth are vividly brought to life.

Jährlich ermitteln die Theatermacher in 2-tägigen casting-workshops mit 300 Leuten, mit wem sie im nächsten Jahr spielen wollen. Gründer ist der heutige  Theaterdirektor Christian Schulz. Die ersten  Sommerinszenierungen, die ich sehr gelungen finde, hat Darian Mihajlovic gemacht, ein Belgrader Professor für Theater,  Glückwunsch, wirklich!