• “A theater [Qendra Multimedia] in Kosovo is not afraid of using art to confront entrenched prejudices and to build empathy” – George Soros

  • “Brave and honest theater performance. One of the most interesting theater company from the South Eastern Europe” – Kazaliste.Hr

  • “...a true story that sets an example for all the hope for freedom, happiness and prosperity in the Europe of our days. And the disappointment.” - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

  • “This is not the first attempt to use cultural events to bridge the gap between the countries. Polip, a literary festival in Pristina, first held in 2010, has Serbian writers among those regularly invited to participate.” - The Guardian

  • “…the play is an explosion of burlesque, music and possibly offensive humor; it is simply a riot.” - Prishtina Insight

  • “A Play with Four Actors and Some Pigs...,” […] is a playfully absurd, crude, and incredibly clever portrayal of Kosovo’s political scene.” - The Theater Times

Call for Application – Playwriting masterclass with Roland Schimmelpfennig

The call is open to young writers, theatre students and other young people interested in playwriting and theatre making.

Dates: November 29 –  December 3, 2019

Venue: Qendra Multimedia, Prishtina

Language: Albanian and English

Application deadline: November 20.

Application process: Those who are interested are required to send their CV and a motivational letter. Only the selected participants will be notified via email, by November 22 the latest. Those interested from Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia are eligible to apply. The masterclass is free of charge. Participants must cover their eventual costs (travel or accommodation) themselves.

CV and motivational letter must be sent to:info@qendra.org (by November 20 the latest).

In a scope of five intensive days, participants of this masterclass will have the chance to learn some playwriting techniques, through practical work and discussion.

Roland Schimmelpfennig (1967) is one of the most important and staged playwrights in Europe. His plays have been translated to over 30 languages and staged in around 50 countries around the world. In 2010, Schimmelpfennigwas awarded the Mülheim Dramatists Prize for his play Der goldene Drache[The Golden Dragon], which premiered in Burgtheater, Vienna in 2009 and after that, had over 30 productions all around the world. Schimmelpfennigwas awarded tens of other prizes in Germany and Europe, including the highest German prize for drama Else LaskerSchüler Prize

This masterclass is supported by Goethe Institut.

Contact: info@qendra.org