Every year Bitef Teatar showcases the best of Serbia’s diverse independent scene. Mirela Gračanac explores this year’s programme and three shows that critique the systems within which live.
Stevan Bodroža’s ambitious if unrelentingly violent production based on Enes Halilović’s novel about life on the criminal fringes in Novi Pazar.
Andrej Čanji explores the particular mix of flavours and ingredients that make up the work of theatre director Andraš Urban.
Nebojša Bradić directs Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s emotive play about post-natal depression and new motherhood.
Maša Dakić gives a phenomenal performance in a powerful one-woman play about rape and the failings of the legal system, directed by Anja Suša.
Vasil Hristov’s smart, sharp meta-theatrical production of Gunter Grasse’s seminal novel at Yugoslav Drama Theatre.
Borisav Matić: reviews two recent revivals of Branislav Nušić’s classic comedy and an early play by Aleksandar Popović, one more successful than the other.
Belgrade Drama Theatre has announced its programme for 2024, including work by Dimitrije Kokanov and Tijana Grumić.
Žiga Divjak directs a wordless piece about climate change and humanity’s impact on the planet at Belgrade Drama Theatre
Young director Stefan Gajić helms Kieran Lynn’s satirical and resonant play about borders in the Yugoslav Drama Theatre Studio.