|Born||7 June 1984|
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Notable works||My Son Just Walks a Bit Slower|
Award-winning Croatian playwright, completed an MA in Dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. His major works include: The Title of the Drama about Ante is Written Here, A Play about Mirjana and those around her and My Son Just Walks a Bit Slower. His work has been translated into 20 languages.
His play A play about Mirjana and those around her was produced by Yugoslav Drama Theatre with Serbian actress Mirjana Karanović playing Mirjana. It has also been produced in Ljubljana City Theatre, Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and Picadero Theatre in Buenos Aires.
His most notable work My Son Just Walks a Bit Slower was produced by Zagreb Youth Theatre. Production has won over 20 awards including the Golden Laurel Award at the MESS Festival in Sarajevo, the Croatian Association of Dramatic Artists Award and the Marul Award, all for Best Play. Martinić’s play explores three generations of a family while centering itself on a young man, Branko, who is in a wheelchair. The central relationship is between a son and his mother who tries to keep up her spirits and live in denial. It has also been produced in Asunción, Buenos Aires, Belgrade, Caracas, Madrid, Mexico City, Montevideo, Paris, Santiago...
Ivor Martinić lives and work in Zagreb.