• “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

Kosovo theatre in international media

Two prestigious German newspapers, TAZ and Der Tagesspiegel have written about the play “The Return of Carl May – an entertaining play for German people” a theatre production of Qendra Multimedia, Volksbühne theatre from Berlin and Kosovo National Theatre.
The 40-minute video of this play was premiered from 24 to 26 June at the intercultural festival Postwest in Volksbühne Berlin.
“Ben Nemsi at Handke” and “Greetings from Balkans” are the titles of newspaper articles which classify this play as an interesting innovation at this year’s edition of Postwest.
“The Return…” written by Jeton Neziraj, is a satirical format that is “often overly witty reflecting the mutual projections between east and west and about what you don’t know”, writes TAZ.
The play illustrates the journey of Kara Ben Nemsi, who with a group of actors from Kosovo escapes from the East and heads toward German lands. In this epic journey, he meets Slavoj Zizek, Peter Handke and other intriguing characters.
“The return of Carl May is an absolutely worth seeing, gratifyingly respectless satire”, writes Der Tagesspiegel.
Director: Blerta Neziraj. The cast of actors: of Arta Muçaj, Armend Smajli, Edona Reshitaj, Adrian Morina, Ylber Bardhi and Shpëtim Selmani.