Tirana, 3 October 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
Renowned stage actors have brought for the first time a festival for stage reading. This is a new form of knowing dramaturgy and it is brought by the festival “My name is Balkan”, under the auspices of actor and director, Ema Andrea and M.A.M Foundation.
In the form of stage reading translated in Albanian, the actors of the National Theater have brought the work of eleven playwrights from Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece.
This union of contemporary drama has been considered by the hosts as an effort to unite and better know dramatic writing of the Balkan region, because the Balkans is a peninsula filled with human tragedy and is often subject to prejudices.
Ema Andrea, artistic director of “My name is Balkan” says that cross-regional cooperation by removing language barriers is one of the aims of such artistic cooperation.
Eight different shows in a week were a good dosage for the public, who enjoyed the contemporary art in Tirana.
The public was curious to learn more about the Balkan cultures, which art brings together, by putting them above existing differences.
Ema Andrea says that “My name is Balkan” will turn into a tradition, adding that it each time will be different. /balkaneu.com/