• “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

Press Release: National Theatre of Kosovo to the Rescue of the Volksbühne Theatre of Berlin



The well-known Berlin theatre, the Volksbühne, is in deep crisis. After the troubles with the Belgian intendant and after a mess so messy that only Germans know how to create, everything there is foggy and vague. That’s why they have invited the Kosovo National Theatre to come to their aid. Rather than an invitation for collaboration, the intendant herr Klaus von Dörr’s letter is a cry for help. He writes, “Please help us, good people because you have the human potential, the incredible stories, the actors who can’t be found anywhere else in Europe, you have the writers, bricklayers, athletes. Help us out of this crisis, as we have helped you in the past.” So writes herr Klaus von Dörr in his letter. Dear members of the press, please find attached a facsimile of the full letter, which was brought to the National Theatre of Kosovo by the German Ambassador to Kosovo, Herr Jürgen Steineberg von Klaus Hans von Günter Johan von Keller Bau von Boden Wagner Shmalz.

Therefore, we would like to notify the Kosovan audience that a contingent of actors from the National Theatre of Kosova will soon fly to Berlin, where they will play “The Return of Karl May” show. This will be an act of support and an attempt to take an institution dwelling on problems - that to be quite frank, we don’t quite understand - out of the crisis.

Nonetheless, we are certain that our experience in resolving conflicts will be of assistance. This is a good opportunity for Kosovars to pay back the debt we owe to Germany, for the 1999 bombs, so accurately fired at Serbian forces, and it is also acknowledgement for Angela Merkel's commitment to the fragile Balkan peace, and we note that in Kosovo we also call her der Mutter.#

#kosovahelpsgermany

#diemutter

#kosovaintheEU

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