The Theatrical Department focuses its work on creative activities of students and young people, providing them with a chance to express themselves through theatrical workshops and studios and enabling them to cease to be only passive observers - viewers of professional theatrical performances - and become creators of art and theatrical projects. Workshops and projects, carried out with the support of the Secretariat for Culture of the Belgrade City Assembly and the Republic of Serbia’s Ministry of Culture and Media represent an important aspect of the work of the Students’ City Cultural Centre’s Theatrical Department. Theatre plays are staged based on the ad hoc principle. Several important theatrical projects have been carried out and staged throughout Serbia, Yugoslavia and the world.  The Theatrical Department conducts its activities through organisation of Open Theatre, workshops, visiting performances of eminent professional and amateur theatres, collaboration with the Faculty of Dramatic Arts and other art academies, video screenings of theatre plays, etc. In addition, workshops New Studio (experimental studio for contemporary dance and other performative activities) and Talija Creative Acting Workshop are organised and operate in the framework of the Theatrical Department.  



Lada Kapičić Đurić
Head of Theatrical Department



She was born in Split, Federative People’s Republic of Yugoslavia, on 4 October 1955. She grew up in Titograd (Podgorica) and Herceg-Novi. She graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, at the Department of Organisation of Performing and Cultural-Artistic Activities (Management and Production of Theatre, Radio and Culture) in Belgrade.  She worked as an assistant director at the National Theatre (Danton’s Death, directed by Dušan Jovanović, Prince of Homburg, directed by Paolo Mađeli, Misanthrope, directed by Bora Grigorović…), Atelje 212 (Spring in January, directed by Paolo Mađeli, Oh, Serbia Nowhere to Hide from the Sun, directed by Ljubomir Muci Draškić…). She spent a number of years as a secretary of the Committee for the Improvement of Performing Expression and Popularisation of Dramatic Work, at the Serbian Association of Drama Artists, whose member she has been since 1980.  She has worked at the Students’ City Cultural Centre since 5 October 1981, first as a Director of General and Foreign Programme and then as a Director of Theatrical Programme. In the course of her career, she has organised a number of theatrical projects, workshops and over one thousand five hundred guest performances in Serbia and abroad. All other information intrudes on her privacy.