17.05.2016 News / Reports

REHEARSALS OF HAMLET KICK OFF AT YDT

Rehearsals of Shakespere’s Hamlet, directed by Aleksandar Popovski have started at YDT. This will be 19th Shakespeare production and 5th production of Hamlet in the history of Yugoslav Drama Theatre. The cast includes Nebojša Glogovac, Jasna Đuričić, Nikola Rakočević, Vlasta Velisavljević, Goran Šušljik, Jovana Stojiljković, Bojan Dimitrijević, Marko Baćović, Boris Milivojević and Miloš Samolov.

The play was adapted by playwright Goran Stefanovski, set design by Sven Jonke, costume design by Maria Marković and musical score by Kiril Džajkovski. The premiere is scheduled for September.

17.05.2016 News / Reports

THE BROKEN JUG AT A FESTIVAL IN FINLAND

YDT’s production of The Broken Jug by Henrich von Kleist, directed by Igor Vuk Torbica, will be taking part in a theatre festival this August in Tampere, Finland (1 – 7 August). This year will mark the festival’s 48th edition. Productions from twenty different theatres will be included in the main Festival programme with over forty performances during the course of the festival. The official Festival programme informs its audiences that Yugoslav Drama Theatre will give a performance of a classical piece that deals with eternal topics of corruption and abuse of power.

The performances of The Broken Jug are scheduled for 5th & 6th August on the Festival programme. So far, this production has already seen performances at a number of theatre festivals, both local and regional (Milivoje Živanović Theatre Festival in Požarevac, International Small Scenes Theatre Festival in Rijeka, Mediterranean Theatre Festival Purgatorije in Tivat, Theatre in One Action festival in Mladenovac, Borštnik Theatre Festival in Maribor, “Without Translation” Yugoslav theatre festival in Užice and at the first edition of the Theatre Spring festival in Šabac). The production team and the cast have received a number of awards at these festivals and actor Nebojša Glogovac received the City of Belgrade Award for his portrayal of Judge Adam.

26.04.2016 News / Reports

400 YEARS SINCE SHAKESPERE’S DEATH

On Saturday, 23rd April, Yugoslav Drama Theatre together with The British Council will be welcoming representatives of the British Embassy to Serbia, Belgrade City Hall and the Secretariat for Culture of the City of Belgrade on the occasion of marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, greatest playwright in the history of theatre, whose works are still alive and well and as inspirational and majestic as they were four centuries ago.

A special performance of Shakespeare’s Othello, directed by Miloš Lolić, is planned for the evening of 23rd April at 8 pm. Before the performance, the audience will be addressed by His Excellency Mr Denis Keefe – British Ambassador to Serbia, Mr Vladan Vukosavljević – Secretary for Culture for the City of Belgrade, Ms Clare Sears – Director Serbia and Western Balkans at British Council and from Ms Tamara Vučković Manojlović – CEO of Yugoslav Drama Theatre. City Manager Mr Goran Vesić will also be present on behalf of Belgrade City Hall.

There have been eighteen productions of plays by Shakespeare since the foundation of Yugoslav Drama Theatre: King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Richard III, Merry Wives of Windsor, Troilus and Cressida, The Tempest, As You Like It, Twelfth Night… There are currently two productions on our repertoire – Othello and The Merchant of Venice, and rehearsals of Hamlet, directed by Aleksandar Popovski, are scheduled to begin in May. This will be the fifth production of Hamlet in the history of Yugoslav Drama Theatre.

The British Council has devised an annual global programme of events and activities in 2016 entitled “Shakespeare Lives” on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The programme includes a wide variety of events taking place in over 110 countries, including innovative theatre and dance pieces, film projections, art exhibitions by artists from all over the world and English language learning materials.

22.04.2016 News / Reports

ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST OPENING NIGHT

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, directed by Maja Maletković, opens this Friday, 22nd April on Studio YDT Stage. The cast includes Nikola Đuričko, Bojan Dimitrijević, Nikola Rakočević, Miloš Samolov, Marta Bjelica and Joakim Tasić.

The play, written by Italian Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, was translated by Ivo Juriša, adapted by Sara Radojković with set design by Vera Stanišić, costume design by Vladislava Joldžić with original music and sound design by Danica Vujošević.

Second performance of Accidental Death of an Anarchist is scheduled for Wednesday, 27th April.

22.04.2016 News / Reports

NEBOJŠA GLOGOVAC RECEIVES CITY OF BELGRADE AWARD

The fourteenth award ceremony for the City of Belgradeawards for 2015 was held on Tuesday, 19th April at Belgrade City Hall. The mayor of Belgrade Siniša Mali welcomed the recipients and handed out the awards in twelve categories. The award for best achievement in theatre for 2015 went to Nebojša Glogovac for his performance in The Broken Jug by Heinrich von Kleist, directed by Igor Vuk Torbica. Glogovac has already received a number of awards for his portrayal of judge Adam in this production.

20.04.2016 News / Reports

BANDOVIĆ AND JANKETIĆ WIN AWARDS AT ŠABAC THEATRE FESTIVAL

At the first edition of the Pozorišno proleće (Theatre Spring) festival in Šabac, the Ljubiša Jovanović best actor award went to Ljubomir Bandović for his roles in The Broken Jug and Claustrophobic Comedy. The award for best young actor went to Marko Janketić for his performances in these same productions.

This year’s festival jury included Milena Zupančič, Emir Hadžihafizbegović and Blagoj Stefanovski and the decision was unanimous.

Ljubomir Bandović won the Veljko Maričić award for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Licht in The Broken Jug by Heinrich von Kleist, directed by Igor Vuk Torbica, at the 22nd  International Small Scene Theatre Festival in Rijeka. Marko Janketić won the acting bravura award for his portrayal of Ruprecht in the same production at the 10th Mediterranean Theatre Festival Purgatorije2015 in Tivat.

19.04.2016 News / Reports

TICKET SALES FOR MAY HAS STARTED

Tickets for May performances available from Tuesday, 19th April. Tickets can be purchased at our box office from 10am – 3pm & 5pm – beginning of performance. On Sundays from 5pm to the beginning of performance.

Box office phones: +381 11 30 61 957 & +381 11 26 44 447.

Tickets purchased on the day of performance will be sold at a 50% discount (discount is not valid for the booth’s tickets).

The same discount of 50% available for groups until the end of the month.

Link for repertoire: http://jdp.rs/en/repertoire-reservations/calendar/

Performances with English subtitles in May:

25th May, Heinrich von Kleist THE BROKEN JUG directed by IGOR Vuk Torbica

28th May, Uglješa Šajtinac HUDDERSFIELD directed by Alex Chisholm

29th May, Milena Marković TRACKS directed by Slobodan Unkovski

11.04.2016 News / Reports

VOJIN ĆETKOVIĆ WINS MILIVOJE ŽIVANOVIĆ AWARD

The jury of the Milivoje Živanović Festival in Požarevac was unanimous in handing the Best Actor Award to Vojin Ćetković for the role of Othello in Shakespeare’s famous play, produced by Yugoslav Drama Theatre.

The jury comprised of Rada Đuričin, Ana Sofrenović and Prof. dr Milovan Zdravković stated that “this year the Jury decided to give the award to the brilliant Vojin Ćetković for his uniquely complex and very convincing portrayal of Shakespeare’s Othello”.

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