• “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

Enea 06

Written by: Jeton Neziraj and Michael Devine

Director: Michael Devine

Basri Lushtaku
Anisa Ismaili
Arta Selimi
Shkelzen Veseli

Costumes and scene design: Edi Agagjyshi
Soundscape: Michael Devine
Artistic director: Jeton Neziraj
Production manager: Arben Zharku
Graphic design: Agon Çeta
Translator of the plays: Blendi Kraja
Poster concept: Michael Devine
Coordinator: Zoga Çeta
Light: Skender Latifi

Aeneas 06 is a project that was initiated by Jeton Neziraj and Michael Devine in October 2005. We were interested in the approaches two playwrights from different cultures might take to the legend of Aeneas. The Aeneid was chosen as a basis for our work because of its historical connection to the land of the Illyrians, and because of its use, by the Romans, as a kind of ur-text for their national identity.

Questions of nationhood, nationality, and cultural identity are always of pressing interest in the Balkans, and no more so than in Kosova. Our intention was not to produce polemical texts, but to ask questions about what these terms mean and how they are used. In this sense the plays are political, as all responsible plays are; not in the sense of taking one side and demonizing the other, but by portraying the cost paid by all sides in conflicts of identity….