A BALKAN SAMPLER: FIVE CONTEMPORARY DRAMATISTS
Scenes from plays by some of the most important modern playwrights from Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania will be performed in staged readings at the Department of Performing Arts at American University. The vision of these writers is forged in the crucible and the memory of conflict, yet they reveal an astonishing consistency in terms of the innovative theatre culture that is shared by.
They also demonstrate how united these artists are in their desire to confront us, to challenge us, to find new models of co-existence. Post-show audience engagement will involve thought- provoking dialog with experts on the Balkan areaâ€”and a sampler of Balkan cuisine.
The featured plays and playwrights include:
Albania, Stefan Capalikuâ€”Allegretto Albania
Bulgaria, Hristo Boytchev â€“ The Colonel and the Birds
Macedonia, Goran Stefanovskiâ€”Hotel Europa
Serbia, Biljana Srbljanovic â€“ Family Stories
Romania, Saviana Stanescuâ€”Aliens with Extraordinary Skills
At the Katzen Arts Centerâ€™s â€œStudio Theatre.â€
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, at Ward Circle
Saturday November 5, at 2pm and 8pm.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts and the Center for Global Peace (SIS) at American University.
In collaboration with the embassies of Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, and Ambassador Theater