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Co-production with the Marador Agency
The play about contemporary life- LUNGS by an English writer Duncan Macmillan, translated and directed by Ivan Vukovic.
The main roles of the young married couple are played by Suzana Lukic and Goran Jevtic. This project’s participants are also a set designer Ema Stojkovic, costume designer Ivana Mladenovic and a composer Miroslav Radulovic.
Premiere: 11 May 2022 on the Small Stage of Madlenianum
Drama Director Ana Radivojevic Zdravkovic took this play into consideration out of all the season 2021/2022 drama repertoire plans and decided it should shortly be prepared for performance. In her opinion this play is a real theatre, the autobiographical story, the project taking place with this small and selected team, exactly when the whole planet is in trouble, and when environmentally aware young people put their and their child's life to the test.
Duncan Macmillan is an English playwright and director. His most famous plays are Lungs, People, Places and Things, Every Brilliant Thing, as well as the dramatization of George Orwell's book 1984. His plays mainly deal with contemporary socio-political issues. Lungs is about parenting and environmental awareness, People, Places and Things treats addictions and the healing process, Every Brilliant Thing looks into the topic of suicide. Lungs had its premiere at the Studio Theatre in Washington in 2011 and since then there have been 40 productions on many stages around the world. Some of well known productions are certainly The Schaubühne Berlin, directed by Katie Mitchell, as well as the West End production at the Old Vic Theatre, played by Matt Smith and Claire Foy. In our region, Lungs has been premiered at the Exit Theatre in Zagreb as well as at the Slovenian National Theatre in Ljubljana.
Ivan Vukovic, a director, was born on 20th January 1983 in Belgrade. He graduated in theatre directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, in the class of Professor Nikola Jevtic and Professor Alisa Stojanovic. He is employed as an associate professor at the Faculty of Arts in Niš, on the subjects Acting and Opera Studio. His plays are: Tina Fey, Mean Girls, Dadov Theatre Belgrade (2008), Małgorzata Mroczkowska, My Sister, Justina, the National Theatre "Tosa Jovanovic" Zrenjanin (2010), John Osborne, Look Back in Anger, the National Theatre "Bora Stankovic" Vranje (2010) , Terry Johnson, Hysteria, the Yugoslav Drama Theatre Belgrade (2011), Radoslav Pavlovic, Girls, the National Theater in Niš (2011), Steven Greenblatt, Shakespeare - Lost/Found, Belgrade Youth Centre in co-production with Harvard University (2012), Christopher Durang, Beyond Therapy, Stage "Stamenkovic" Belgrade (2013), Ivo Brešan, The Big Manoeuvres in Narrow Streets, the National Theatre in Niš (2014), Radoslav Pavlovic, The Little One, the National Theatre in Niš (2014), Jelena Mijovic, 12 Angry Women, the National Theatre in Niš (2015), Ivan Velisavljevic, Drop in, the Man Says, the National Theatre in Užice (2016), Edmond Rostand, Cyrano, the National Theatre in Belgrade (2017), William Shakespeare, King Lear, the National Theatre in Užice (2018), Eugene Ionesco, Oh, What a Bloody Circus, the Theatre in Šabac (2019), Isidora Sekulic, Chronicle of a Small Town Cemetery, Kruševac Theatre (2021), Bora Cosic, My Family's Role in the World Revolution, Kruševac Theatre (2021), Stasa Bajac, This One Is Going to Be the Same, Atelier 212 (2021). His opera performances are: Johann Strauss the Younger, The Bat, the National Theatre in Nis (2013), Gioachino Rossini, The Barber of Seville, the National Theatre in Nis (2015).
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