Plays from Europe, Asia, Africa at Slavija Theatre Festival
babelmed - 26/02/2015
The 14th edition of the International Theatre Festival Slavija will have guests from three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa.
The opening ceremony will feature performances by artists from Tehran with the play 'Zaar' directed by Mohammad Hatami who blended one part of Shakespeare's 'King Lear' and Iranian traditions and identity into a unique theatrical piece.
Russia will appear at the festival with two plays, as the Theatre of the Young Spectator of Bryancev' name from St. Petersburg would perform 'Judas Golovlyov' directed by Georgy Vasiliyev, while the Red Torch from Novosibirsk would present drama by Croatian scriptwriter Miro Gavran 'All About Women' directed by Konstantin Kolesnik.
Egyptian theatre group Asala from Alexandria will perform the play 'Before Breakfast' by famous U.S. writer Eugene O' Neill.
Montenegrin theatre group Art 365 from Podgorica will appear at the festival with the play by Stefan Boskovic 'Piece' directed by Mirko Radonjic, while Israel would be presented by a theatre company from Tel Aviv.
Serbia's representative at the festival is the Slavija Theatre with play by Branislav Nusic 'The Dangerous Game' directed by Velimir Mitrovic.
Another Nusic's play from the Slavija Theatre's repertoire 'Ujez' (The Society of Yugoslav Emancipated Women) adapted and directed by Ivan Bekjarev will be performed at the end of the festival in honour of the winner.
The Slavija Festival will award only one prize, Don Quixote for the best play. The statue of Don Quixote is the work of sculptor Nikola Kolja Milunovic.
The jury will be chaired by theatrologist Rasko Jovanovic and jury would gather director Zivorad Ajdacic and playwright and theatre critic from Belarus Sergei Kovalyov who did his PhD thesis on the Slavic theatre.