Bosnian-Dutch artist Igor Vrebac (1986) has been living in the Netherlands since 1994 where he developed a passion for films and theatre. He studied Theatre-, Film- and TV sciences at the University of Utrecht but was accepted in 2008 at the Mime Academy at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. during his studie he stood out because of his volnurable, organic and impulsive way of performing. This resulted in an internship with the upcoming Norwegian director Øystein Johansen.
In 2013 he created the short theatre solo ‘James’ Dream’ for Over het IJ Festival. He crowdfunded the production ‘Homo Sapiens.’ with which he traveled to ACT Festival in Bilbao where he won the prize for ‘Best Short Performance.’ In September 2016 he won the Dioraphte ‘Best of Amsterdam Fringe’ award with his direction debute “Macho Macho”. After Macho Macho (winner of the Dioraphte Best of Amsterdam Fringe Award 2016) and TRÆNS (selection for Dutch Dance Festival 2018) he concludes his theatrical quest for masculine and feminine behaviour with this tribute to women: HEROES. HEROES is the first production of the Igor Vrebac Foundation in coöperation with De Nieuwe Oost.