As the devastating war in Ukraine continues, SEEstage writers discuss the acts of solidarity, support and protest being carried out by activists and cultural workers across the region
Laibach on their show Wir sind das Volk, based on the work of Heiner Müller, the relationship between the military, music and theatre, and the art of provocation
Oliver Frljić on theatre’s response to the war in Ukraine, the concept of ‘character, and making his return to the Croatian theatre scene.
Edona Kryeziu looks at two recent festivals – Radar Ost and Post-West – and what they reveal about German theatre’s relationship with the ‘east’
Livestream of Oliver Frljić’s typically provocative promenade performance exploring questions of representation at Berlin’s Maxim Gorki Theatre
Moldovan playwright and director Nicoleta Esinencu talks about Symphony of Progress, her new production for Berlin’s HAU and Teatru-Spalatorie, her independent theatre in Chisinau.
Andras Dömötör talks about his new production of Karpatenflecken, for Deutsches Theater, the need to reclaim the idea of nationality from the nationalists and whether it is possible to have true freedom of artistic expression in Orban’s Hungary
On the marginalisation of Roma people on stage and in the wider world, and the role theatre can play in addressing genocide and as an archive of social memory.
Milo Rau artistic director of NT Gent, Julia Wissert, artistic director of Theater Dortmund, and theatre critic Simon Strauss discuss questions of representation.
Mateja Koležnik’s production of The Crucible (Hexenjagd) is currently being presented by the Berliner Ensemble. Tom Mustroph talks to the director about the political climate in Slovenia and why we now live in the digital Middle Ages.