January 22, 2015

Due to the great interest, the theatre play “Macho Men” again in Sarajevo!

The second performance of the theatre play “Mach Men” was scheduled for Tuesday, 03 February 2015 at 8.00 PM, on the stage of the Chamber Theatre 55 in Sarajevo.

“Mach Men” is the theatrical documentary about masculinity here and now. The weekly magazine NIN declared the play as one of the best in 2012. The main theme of the theatre play “Macho Men” is how masculinity is treated, i.e. formed in our culture. The society expects of young men to prove their masculinity by showing strength, determination, courage, fighting spirit and prowess, which often leads them to destruction and self-destruction. Brought up in a culture in which showing emotions by men is considered to be a sign of weakness, young men suppress their emotions and modify them in destructive forms of behavior.

Seven young men. Seven views of the world and thousands of situations they see in that world. On stage, their task is not to be someone else but to demonstrate how they see themselves as well as all other people they are surrounded by.

The play “Macho men” is realized within the project “Young Men as Allies in Preventing Violence and Conflict in the Western Balkans” which is implemented by the Centre E8 and CARE NW Balkans, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway.

Concept, directing and dramaturgy: Milena Bogavac and Vojislav Arsic


Co-authors and performers: Alek Surtov, Djordje Zivadinović Grgur, Jovan Zdravkovic, Marko Panajotovic, Nemanja Puvaca, Nikola Pavlovic, Uros Novović, Rastko Vujisic
Choreography and stage movement: Ljiljana Tasic
Original music: Vladimir Pejkovic
Costume design: Pull My Daisy
Sound design: Miroljub Vladic
Lights design: Dragan Djurkovic
Stage manager: Ljubomir Radivojevic
Professional consultants: Jelena Bogavac and Mila Manojlovic
Producer: Aneta Goranovic
Director of documentary film: Ivan Stojiljkovic
Photography and video: Milos Mitrovic
Design: Sanja Drakulic
PR: Marina Ugrinic
Production: Center E8 and Bitef Theatre
Support: CARE NWB, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway, Children’s Cultural Centre (DKC) Majdan, Alma Quattro