On December 14th, the premiere of the new Center E8 theater play directed by Vojislav Arsic “How to explain this to my son?” was held at the Youth Theater in Novi Sad in front of a full audience.
On December 14th, the premiere of the new Center E8 theater play directed by Vojislav Arsic “How to explain this to my son?” was held at the Youth Theater in Novi Sad in front of a full audience
This theater play is about extremism, what is it, how it arises, what leads to it, what are its consequences, how much is it present in all of us, and can we imagine a world in which hatred for diversity will not be so present. Such a topic is sensitive in today’s society, and our soil has been, and will always be, convenient for the occurrence of new extremisms. That’s why the play shows personal stories, but also explains and classifies the factors of extremism theoretically. The process was done through workshops, in which we worked with young people from different backgrounds and transferred this experience into the play itself. The aim of the play is to introduce young people to all forms of this problem, to show them that being aware of their own stereotypes and prejudices, which inevitably exists in
Young actors Dejan Maksimović, Ema Muratović, Jelena Simić
Dejan Maksimović, a young actor, made his impressions of the work: “Apart from being my first professional role, this was a completely new process and a new type of theater with which I met. The very aesthetics of the play was the opposite of what I was used to. The process was a long, interactive workshop type, we worked with high school students in Novi Sad and we had open rehearsals and workshops in three towns in the south of Serbia, which meant a lot to us as a feedback from the audience. “
Although before working on this play he thought he knew a lot about extremism, he says that during the process he learned a lot: “During my
In the following year, there will be more performances of “How to explain this to my son?” at the Youth Theater, as well as the premiere in Belgrade
Supported by: CARE International Balkans, Austrian Development Agency, OAK Foundation, US Embassy in Serbia, Cultural Center LAB, Youth Capital of Europe 2019 – OPENS, Youth Office Novi Sad