Sasha Milavic Davies is a director, dramaturg, choreographer and movement director who has worked extensively in the UK, at the Royal Court, National Theatre and in the West End, and at Belgrade’s Atelje 212. She talks to Natasha Tripney about the differences between Serbian and UK theatre and stressful opening nights.
Lulzim Zeqja has been a fixture of the Albanian theatre scene for 20 years and is a member of National Theater ensemble. He talks to Flamur Dardeshi about his stage and screen work and the economic challenges that face actors in Albania.
Albanian actor Besmir Bitraku on making his directorial debut with the darkly comic Festen, the role of theater in society and the challenges of making theater in Albania.
Playwright and dramaturg Tanja Šljivar discusses her new play about teenage pregnancy, her upbringing in Banja Luka and writing her debut novel about her time at the National Theatre Belgrade
For 20 years, Hungary’s Maladype Theatre has sought to maintain independence within an increasingly authoritarian political landscape. Nick Awde talks to them about creative integrity, international touring and turning adversity to advantage.
Writer, director and filmmaker Hakan Savas Mican on making work about the migrant experience and why it’s important to talk about questions of class.
Ivana Vuković, the playwright, screenwriter and dramaturg from Split, discusses Croatia’s housing crisis and the need for artistic solidarity.
Playwright Doruntina Basha on her new play Stiffler, the prevalence of femicide in the Balkans and wider society, and the role that art can play in the feminist cause.
Director Klaudia Piroli and performers Vlera Pylla and Enisa Hysa discuss their new show Pa Ze, feminism and what it is to be voiceless.
Slovenian actor Uroš Fürst on performing Duncan Macmillan’s Every Brilliant Thing, audience interaction and changing attitudes to mental health.