Again you show yourselves, you wavering Forms.

FAUSTO in CENTRO DRAMATICO NACIONAL / TEATRO VALLE INCLAN from November 21st until January 11, 2015. Plaza Lavapies, Madrid.



Richard III + II


Richard III + Richard II, directed by Tomaž Pandur, is based on the motifs of William Shakespeare’s historical chronicles Richard III and Richard II. Pandur dissects the rise and fall of the ruling power, and consequently death through the psychology of Shakespearean historical personalities who, in their essence and flow of thought, are still present and recognizable to this day. The eternal battle for power and authority is a battle on various levels of consciousness, revealing human passions and weaknesses, and an unstoppable instinct for destruction and auto-destruction. The play is a vivisection of psychology of great personalities. They rule, they possess unlimited power, but they also have names and surnames, eyes and mouths and hands. Sitting around the same table they struggle ruthlessly and relentlessly. Richard III will do anything to attain the power and Richard II will do anything to sustain it. After the rise comes the fall, after the fall comes death. There only is one course; they all go to Jerusalem. 
"For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings; How some have been deposed; some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd; All murder'd." (Richard II, Act 3, Scene 2)







Five-hundred hundred years after Michelangelo - Il Divino has finished the Sistine Chapel ceiling painting, this cornerstone work of High Renaissance art with nine scenes from the Book of Genesis and the large fresco The Last Judgement on the sanctuary wall,  theater director Tomaz Pandur in his upcoming project deals with introspection of the artist, sculptor, poet, architect and painter, his journey into the matrix of unconsciousness, following the shadows of his vision. Based on the play by famous croatian writer Miroslav Krleža from 1919, Tomaz Pandur directs a stage poem of his tormented personality that embodies the interior conflicts, paradoxes, and problems of the High Renaissance. A poem about stretched limits of the Classical form to their extreme, and evolving art in new directions. A stage poem about dramatic reinterpretation of Michelangelo's High Renaissance ideals, a renewed interest in science and technology, and a conflicted, multi-layered emphasis on human emotion and passion. Pandur is creating a Theater of El gran Teatro de Michelangelo Buonaroti, father and master of all the arts, theater of a man whose name has become synonymous with the word "masterpiece. A theater of an unmatched artist, the creator of works of sublime beauty that express the full breadth of the human condition. A theater of a man who painted with his brains and not with his hands. The theater, according to Arteaud, which is in no thing, but makes use of everything -- gestures, sounds, words, screams, light, darkness -- rediscovers itself at precisely the point where the mind requires a language to express its manifestations. To break through language in order to touch life is to create or recreate the theatre.


" I live in hell and paint its pictures."


World premiere :

Italy, Udine, July 12th @ Mitelfest 2013 in Tetaro Giovanni Udine / http://mittelfest.org


Tomaž Pandur in LaubaHouse,Zagreb, Croatia from June 6th - September 1st, 2013


This June, Lauba will celebrate its second birthday. The celebration will be held in the same manner in which Lauba lives – as a place of fun, interaction and cooperation. It will host PANDUR.THEATERS and their projects combining performance and visual arts. An exhibition of paintings from Tomaž Pandur's own undiscovered body of work will be set up for the visitors' enjoyment. This same space will hold the rehearsals for the new play Michelangelo, produced by the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, which will premiere at the Mittelfest festival in Italy on 12 July 2013. Every day, a dozen actors will occupy our space (the protagonist is embodied by Livio Badurina). And after the rehearsals in the exhibition space, you can see the arresting scenography, signed, as usual, by Numen/For Use.




CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATER IN ZAGREB proudly presents Tomaz Pandur's Medea, one of the best works of the great old Greek writer Euripides, is the story of love, envy, greed and revenge. Medea is not an ordinary woman. She is gifted with powers with which she makes men do incredible things, but when she feels threatened, her revenge is horrific. The tragedy Medea is a drama text that has never lost its relevance, just like Euripides’ other works that have significantly influenced European drama literature. The Greek classic writer was a great psychologist, an exceptional intellectual, a rebel against generally accepted canons . 




Director: Tomaž Pandur

Adaptation of Euripides' play by Darko Lukić

Translator: Lada Kaštelan
Script: Tomaž Pandur, Livija Pandur
Dramaturge: Livija Pandur
Set Design by Sven Jonke for NUMEN
Costume Designer: Danica Dedijer
Music by:SILENCE (Boris Benko, Primož Hladnik)
Video:Dorijan Kolundžija (Galerija 12+)                                                            
Light Designer: Andrej Hajdinjak
Photographer: Aljoša Rebolj
Assistant Director: Paolo Tišljarić
Assistant Dramaturge: Mirna Rustemović
Assistant Costume Designer: Zjena Glamočanin
Stage Manager: Roko Grbin

Medea: Alma Prica

Jason: Bojan Navojec

Keeper of the Golden Fleece: Livio Badurina

Pheres: Ivan Glowatzky

Mermerus: Romano Nikolić

Aegeus: Damir Markovina

Argonauts: Petar Cvirn, Andrej Dojkić, Tomislav Krstanović, Ivan Magud, Ivan Ožegović, Adrian Pezdirc, Kristijan Potočki, Jure Radnić


A co-production of the CNT in Zagreb and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in cooperation with Pandur. Theaters

Premiere: September 28. 2012, Zagreb

Further performances : 1.,5.,11.,16. and 18 October 2012 at 19.30

For all further information please contact the Infocentre : + 385 1 4888 418 / e-mail infocentar@hnk.hr



11.12. and 13th September 2012 at Krizanke summer theater

Regular guest of Festival Ljubljana, Tomaz Pandur and his vision of Euripides' tragedy Medea. 

There exist great histories of nations and states. But the unwritten history of the homeless and immigrants, travellers in deportees, is greater than all of them put together. All of the noise of this history is made up of their silences. In this silence, today, three thousand years after Jason disembarked on a sandy beach in Colchis, Medea, in her exile, attempts to remember certain words, faces and fragments of the story. Medea, the barbarian who “bravely challenged the whole world and the great ideas of the Greeks. Thus she preserved these ideas, because ideas die if no one opposes them”.

For those of us who think that we know everything about this story, Medea’s silences are completely new stories.



Coproduction: Croatian National Theatre Zagreb and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival 2012 in cooperation with Pandur.Theaters.


Tickets : http://www.eventim.si/si/vstopnice/medeja-reziser-tomaz-pandur-ljubljana-krizanke-407348/performance.html



MEDEA 2012


there exists great tales of the nation and the state.

but the unwritten tale of a refugee, a traveller and exile is greater than all of them together.

the whole noise of history is flavoured with their exiled silences. 

today, in this silence, four thousand years and one day after jason arrived on the sandy beach at colchis,

medea in her banished silence tries to remember a few things,

the faces and pieces of the story.

to us who think we know everything about her, her silences are entirely new stories.


coming soon to the adriatic sea.

WAR AND PEACE - Further Performances in HNK Zagreb

Croatian National Theater Zagreb
In MAY : 28., 29., 30., 31. May, 2012 and in JUNE : 6. June 2012

The famous novel about families and their lives during war and peace that emerged from the pen of the great Russian writer Leo N. Tolstoy, does not only chronicle Russia during the Napoleonic wars, the love of the beautiful Natasha Rostova, the grief and sorrow of Andrei Bolkonsky, Pyotr (Pierre) Bezukhov and numerous other characters, but it also speaks about the sufferings and hopes, yearnings and pain of people caught in the net of great historical events. Irrational war devastations are in counterpoint to the scenes in Moscow and St. Petersburg in which we follow families whose lives will be permanently altered. The everlasting re-thinking about the meaning of love, murder, faith and death are raised from the perspective of numerous characters with whom we sympathise from the very first sentence. 



Trg marsala Tita 15
HR-10000 Zagreb

For all further information please contact the Infocentre at: + 385 1 4888 418 or e-mail infocentar@hnk.hr
Tickets:  blagajna@hnk.hr



- best dramatic creation 2011 : LA CAIDA DE LOS DIOSES / TWILIGHT OF GODS / directed by TOMAZ PANDUR, produced by Teatro Espanol, Madrid, Spain

- best supporting role 2011 :  EMILIO GAVIRA for the role in LA CAIIDA DE LOS DIOSES / TWILIGHT OF GODS / directed by TOMAZ PANDUR, produced by Teatro Espanol, Madrid, Spain