Discipline: Theatre – performance

Branislav Tomich

Discipline: Theatre – performance
Region: St. Louis, MO
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Branislav Tomich has written and performed five one-man shows (frequently described as character driven existential comedy) and is a recipient of a Los Angeles DramaLogue Award, Regional Theater best actor awards, and an NEA grant. He has performed at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, LaMama and The Original Improv in New York. His essay on teaching theater arts to youth and at-risk incarcerated youth appears in the book The Body Can Speak. Additionally, he has worked for fifteen years as a drama therapist.

Tomich received a fine arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis where, after degree completion, he trained in the dance department for several years while transitioning to a career in theater, eventually studying acting in New York at Herbert Bergoff Studio. He returned to his 'home town' of St. Louis in 2013 where he currently teaches theater arts and creative writing in the St. Louis public and private school systems.

While at MacDowell, Tomich worked on further development of family stories previously detailed in a one-man show entitled "Blue Lanterns," which describes the family home life created by his parents. He titled this new work "2118 Ann" after the address of that home.


Monday Music

Branislav Tomich worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, NJ, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The interior…

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