Kosovo’s National Theatre has a new director in Kushtrim Sheremeti, but the path to his appointment has not been an easy one and may not be over yet.
What is feminist dramaturgy? Ana Fazekaš explores the different forms feminist dramaturgical practice is taking across the Western Balkan region.
Edona Kryeziu looks at two recent festivals – Radar Ost and Post-West – and what they reveal about German theatre’s relationship with the ‘east’
British Bosnian playwrights Igor Memic and Miran Hadžić discuss Memic’s play Old Bridge, writing, identity, telling Bosnian stories in the UK and artistic responsibility.
As theatres in Serbia stage a tribute to Igor Vuk Torbica, Andrej Čanji looks back at the life, work and art of the talented young director
The ongoing saga surrounding Novak Djoković’s attempts to enter Australia has dominated headlines across the world. Duška Radosavljević Krojer explores the way the Serbian tennis star – and Serbian stories more generally – are represented in the media
In 2018, Andjelka Nikolić directed the premiere of Negri by Joakim Vujić. Duška Radosavljević Krojer explores why it took so long to bring the play to the stage and the challenges of staging a play about race in a modern Balkan context.
The Matrix: Resurrections revisits the saga 18 years on. Natasha Tripney attempts to unpick the film’s metatextual layers, its new resonance as a love story and asks whether it can be considered a post-Yugoslav movie?
A look at how a Bosnian theatre festival in Brčko became the focal point for women’s resistance and solidarity, and galvanised the MeToo movement in the Balkans.
The National Theatre of Albania’s decision to present an ‘artistic reading’ of Besim Levonja’s communist-era comedy Prefekti (The Prefect) sparked controversy. Flamur Dardeshi explores the reasons why.