Zetski dom

With a feeling of deep sadness, respect and gratitude, the Royal Theatre “Zetski dom” says goodbye to its former director, colleague and friend Ljubomir Đurković, prominent Montenegrin cultural creator, winner of the 13th July Award and one of the most important regional playwrights.

Ljubomir Đurković was born on November 13, 1952 in Cetinje, where he finished elementary and high school. He graduated with a degree in comparative literature and theatrology from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo. He was the director of the Royal Theatre “Zetski dom” in Cetinje and the dramaturge at the Montenegrin National Theatre in Podgorica.

He is the author of the plays: “The Family History Writer”, “The Fifth Act”, “Petronius or Methuselahs Enjoy the Eternal Spring”, “Tobelia”, “Refuse”, “New Outfit”, “Cassandra, Clichés”, “The Tiresias’s Lie” and “Medea”, that were published and performed in theatres, on television and radio.

Apart from Montenegro, his plays were performed in theatres in Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, France and England.

His books have been published in Turkey, Macedonia and Slovenia. He has published collections of poetry: “Polyphemus’ Tears” (1982), “Works and days” (1988), “Still Something Changes” (2008) and Selected Poems in Slovenian language (2012). In addition to Slovenian, his poets were also translated into Macedonian, Romanian, Polish and Italian.

He won the 13th July Award in 2015 for the drama trilogy “The Greeks”.

Based on the motifs of Đurković’s drama “Tobelia”, the Royal Theatre “Zetski dom” produced the play “Tobelia, Mimicry”, directed by Mirjana Medojević, last year.

Ljubomir Đurković will be remembered for his immeasurable contribution and reaffirmation of the Royal Theatre “Zetski dom”, while his creativity left an indelible mark on the theatre and literary scene of Montenegro and beyond.

(photo: Archives of Zetski dom)