Launching on 4th November, the site will feature reviews, analysis, interviews, and discussion of the key issues featuring theater artists in the region. It in intended as a place for cross-cultural exchange and discovery and a space to foster critical discourse in the region.
The work produced in Zagreb, Prishtina, Belgrade or Sarajevo is characterized by liveliness, radicalism and a fresh approach to the topics and issues they address, but is also isolated, immersed in financial and administrative problems and stifled by fragmentation.
Seestage.org was established to address these issues and to promote and connect the theater scenes of Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia. But above all, our aim is to problematize and thematize the important issues of theater in these countries, to give visibility and recognition to theater performances that deserve wider attention.
seestage.org is a place for emerging and independent critical voices. It recognizes that a healthy critical culture is essential to the wider culture. It is a space for dialogue, polyphony and experimentation.
seestage.org is a theater magazine intended to serve the theater artists and the theaters of the countries of Southeast Europe, but it also aims to connect and promote these theater scenes with the rest of Europe and the wider world.
Natasha Tripney is a writer, editor and critic based in London and Belgrade. She is the reviews editor for The Stage, the newspaper of the UK theatre industry. In 2011, she co-founded Exeunt, an online theatre magazine, which she edited until 2016. She is a contributor to the Guardian, Evening Standard, the BBC, Tortoise and Kosovo 2.0