Željko Hubač was born in 1967 in Tuzla, and grew up in Zenica and Leskovac, where he finished high school and music school.
As an engineer of electrotechnics and advanced student of the Faculty of Sciences (Department of Physics), in 1992 he enrolled in the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, where he graduated in 1996 from the Department of Dramaturgy.
His plays have been performed on the stages of professional theatres in Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kruševac, Šabac, Užice, Leskovac, Zrenjanin, Kikinda), in Bulgaria (Plovdiv, Krdzali, Vidin) and in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Zenica – the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina).
He has been awarded for his drama texts at the Festival of Comedy, the Festival of Professional Theatres of Serbia “Joakim Vujić”, the Festival of Premieres, Festival of Professional Theatres for Children "Pozorište zvezdarište" and Festival of Professional Puppet Theatres of Serbia.
He is a two-time laureate of the “Branislav Nušić” Award which is awarded by the Society of Playwrites of Serbia.
His dramas have been translated into English, German, Russian and Bulgarian. He is the author of a large number of television shows and two TV series.
He has been engaged in journalism as a theatre critic and a columnist for the daily newspaper “Danas”, a correspondent for the agency Radio Free Europe, an associate for the Helsinki Charter (newspaper of the Helsinki Board for Human Rights in Belgrade) and for the theatre newspaper “Ludus”, which is published by the Association of Drama Artists of Serbia. He is currently the editor-in-chief of “Theatre Newspapers” of the National Theatre in Belgrade and the theatre magazine “Premiere Plus”.
Hubac has also been the dramaturge of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad, and the editor of the theatre magazine “Teatron’ in the Museum of Theatre Art of Serbia.
He currently works at the National Theatre in Belgrade, and lives in Zemun – with Angels.
PLAYS WHICH HAVE BEEN PERFORMED:
Closer to the Sky
Closer to the Fire
Closer to the Earth Spears
Hajduks Are Among Us Again
Ratko and Juliana (the Kidnapping and Resurrection of Juliana K)
The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast
The Emperor’s New Clothes in Wonderland
Milan the Elf’s Magical Flute
The Enchanted Kingdom
PLAYS WHICH HAVEN’T BEEN PERFORMED:
Vojvodinian Elegy, a dramatization of Djordje Balasevic’s novel ’Three Post-war Friends’
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Productions in current Repertoire of the National Theatre:
• The Great Drama
• Little Marital Crimes
• The Misunderstanding
• The Lady of the Camellias (Author of the Adaptation)
• The Bizarre (Author of the Text)
• Project Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream