My name is Lucija Ćirović and I am a standup comedian, drama pedagogue, puppeteer and the only ventriloquist in Slovenia. I like my life to be diverse and colorful which is why I like to do so many things. Slovenian audiences first got to know me in the TV show TV Dober dan (Good Day TV) where I played the character of Fata the cleaning lady.
More than fifteen years ago, I co-founded the children’s Theatre out of the Right Pocket where I still perform, animate puppets and lend my voice to them. My hands bring to life various characters off-stage as well, most notably Kakadudu the bird and Foksner the fox for the Slovenian children’s TV show Ribič Pepe (Fisherman Pepe).
My show S trebuhom za kruhom (Belly-Talking For a Better Life a.k.a. Earn a Living by Ventriloquism) and my standup routines which I spice up with ventriloquist bits feature a rooster puppet called Coco Ch.Adel. We perform in Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian and English and can be spotted all around Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. In 2019, we also visited and performed at the ventriloquist conference Vent Haven ConVention in Cincinnati, USA. My name has also been dropped in Forbes in Nancy Berk’s article The High Profile of Ventriloquism and the Forces Behind Puppet Fever on great contemporary ventriloquists.