Born in Bosnia-Herzegovina and grown up in the Netherlands, Igor Vrebac (1986) graduates in 2012 with a degree in acting and directing at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. Since then he has performed within theatre and dance companies such as DOX and Toneelgroep Oostpool and has worked with Norwegian director Øystein Johansen on four productions between 2012 and 2015.
To deepen his organic and physical way of acting, he started following international workshops in the Chubbuck acting technique. Elisabet Sevholt and Romy Wuyts have been his teachers in the Netherlands as well as in Sweden. So aside to theatre, he was also seen in Dutch television series such as Noord/Zuid, Zwarte Tulp (S.2) and in short and feature films such as INERTIA and The Windmill Massacre.
Since storytelling through performing arts is his passion and goal, he researched his own way of working in theatre. Between 2012 and 2016 he produced and performed three solo performances: James’ Dream for Over het IJ Festival; Homo Sapiens, which won the jury prize for ‘Best Short Performance’ at the Spanish ACT Festival in 2015; and My Father Was A Terrorist which was a co-production between Amsterdam’s RIGHTABOUTNOW Inc. and Contact Theatre in Manchester.
In 2016 he decided to take the step as a directing theatre maker and his debut Macho Macho premiered in September of the same year and received the ‘Dioraphte Best of Amsterdam Fringe’ award. After a successful tour in the Netherlands, the performance was seen in the U.K. and South Africa. In 2017 he made TRÆNS, a sexy ritual to expose the feminine and masculine. Within his long-term residency at production company De Nieuwe Oost in Arnhem, he will develop his theatrical and choreographic working method to become a more independent and international artist.
Besides acting and theatre making, he also develops an arts festival in Arnhem, writes short film scenarios and gives workshops as well as theatrical coaching to performers of any kind.