Saturday, October 3, 2009

“The Festival Without Translation” 

By Bojana Jankovic

Uzice, Sept.21,2009 (Serbia Today) -The Council of the “Yugoslav Theater Festival” held its meeting in the he National Theater of Uzice on Thursday, September 10th, and adopted a list of chosen performances that will be presented by the theaters from the Republics of former Yugoslavia. The selector is Bojan Munjin.
The 14th Theater Festival, known as “Festival without translation”, an allusion to all the plays that will be performed in a language the audience understands will be held from November 9-17, 2009 . As Bojan Munjin, a renowned Croatian theater critic decided, in the competitive part of the program will be entered three theaters from Serbia, two from Croatia and one from each, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
“Yugoslav Drama Theater” from Belgrade will perform “Candid” by Voltaire , directed by Aca Popovski; “Atelje 212” from Belgrade will perform “Woods Shine” directed by Tomi Janezic and text by Milena Markovic; “Serbian National Theater” from Novi Sad will perform “Ship for Dummies”, directed by Ana Tomovic and text by Milena Markovic.
“Exit Theater” from Zagreb will perform the play “Cowboys”, directed by Sasa Anocic; “Croatian National Theater” from Rijeka will perform “Turbo folk”, by a play writer Oliver Frljic.
The “National Theater” from Sarajevo will perform the “Mortal harvester”, by a play writer Pavel Sale; the “Montenegrian National Theater” will perform “Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf” by Edward Albee. Both plays are directed by Dino Mustavic.
In honor of the winners, at the last festival night, the Belgrade Drama Theater will perform ”Counterfeiters” , text written and directed by Goran Markovic.
“This year's selection is the reason why the audience goes to the theater - the scene is alive, exciting and creative, and which tells us, how the late actor Ljuba Tadic spoke,” about the sum of our lives” - Bojan Munjin explained about his selection.
“Ardalion” award will be granted for the Best: Play, Director, Set design, Costumes, Male and Female roles, Supporting roles, Young actor. In addition, there will be granted one Special “Ardalion” award.

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