This year’s Belgrade International Theatre Festival (BITEF) marked Nikita Milivojević’s first as artistic director. At the end of eight days of performance, Borisav Matić, Andrej Čanji and Natasha Tripney gathered to discuss their impressions of the festival, the highlights and the let-downs.
The 2023/24 season at Slovenia’s Mladinsko Theatre will explore love and its complicated relationship with power, and feature work by Nina Rajić Kranjac and Sebastian Nübling.
Nina Ramšak Marković directs a striking, superbly performed production of Werner Schwab’s scatological, blackly comic debut play.
Ivana Djilas’ adaptation of Slavenka Drakulić’s stories about growing older as a woman merges puppetry and performance.
Writer Katarina Morano and director Žiga Divjak’s nuanced play about families, emotional inheritance and the things we leave behind.
Branislav Trifunović, Milan Marić, Tihana Lazović, and Sanja Marković star in Kokan Mladenović’s entertaining play about Richard Burton, Tito and the roles people play.
The programme for the 57th edition of BITEF will include work by Mateja Koležnik, Anja Suša and Igor Koruga.
Slovenia’s Mladinsko Theatre has issued an open call for young artists from the countries of the former Yugoslavia.
Bojan Djordjev directs an exuberant production of Italian actor and writer Ascanio Celestini’s satirical text Address to the Nation.
This year’s POLIS Teatro Festival, which takes place annually in Ravenna, had a Balkan focus. Natasha Tripney reports on a small festival with big ambitions.