Ph.D. Vitomira Loncar, Assistant Professor
Vitomira Loncar is a well-know actress, working in theatre, film and television. She is also a founder of the Theatre Mala Scena, together with her husband Ivica Simic. She has been the Director of the theatre since 1997.
She received numerous awards for her work, including the Croatian Actors' Association Award (1986 and 1999), Zlatna Palicica (Golden Wand) at the International Festival in Ljubljana in 2000, as well as Best Film Actress for the lead role "Stefica Cvek" at the Film Festival in Nis in 1984. For her outstanding contribution to culture, she received the Order Danica in 1995 by the Croatian Prime Minister, and in the same year she also received the Croatian National Award for her contribution to the war effort leading to Croatian independence.
She graduated at the Academy of Performing Arts in 1981, the class of Professor Josko Juvancic, and since her graduation she developed a rich repertoire as an actress on stage, radio drama, film and TV drama. She was also leading a major TV show for the young from 1989 till 1997.
As the Director of Theatre Mala Scena, she has produced over 20 plays and has been the executive producer of the Milk Tooth Festival since its establishment in 1998.
She is the executive producer of Theatre Epicentre, Theatre Centre for Children and Young People in Central and South-eastern Europe. In this context, she produced the first "Playwrights Forum" in Opatija 2004.
She is also a Senior Research Fellow at Royal Holloway University of London where she participated in EU funded research projects using drama techniques to produce scenarios of use of Advanced Information Technologies.
She was a member of the production team of the ITI Unesco NPG group and she was working for Congress in Manilla in 2006.
2009 Vita participates in the SWAN Innovation project "Videoconferencing Usability for the Virtual Classroom" as a Senior Research Advisor.
Her favourite role is Annie in The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard.
She is the mother of Buga Marija Simic and wife of Ivica Simic.
Theatre Mala scena