55 shades of gay theatre play in Gjakova

55 shades of gay will be presented in Gjakova in the seventh edition of the comedy festival “Komedia Fest” in the city theatre “Hadi Shehu”.

55 shades of gay is a burlesque story about LGBTI politics in the Balkans and Europe. Local Balkan politicians try to manipulate and deceive EU officials, the humanitarian mercenaries of international NGOs often exploit the homophobic environment to raise funds, so they can implement their social and educational projects [such as workshops and seminars on how to use condoms], while EU officials, using their superior financial and political position, try to subjugate everyone.

In this trinity [Manipulation. Abuse. Subjugation], the question posed by the play is as follows:

Is sexual liberation possible in the Balkans? Or, could the Balkans start a ‘Balkan spring of sexual revolution’?


Author: Jeton Neziraj

Directed by: Blerta Neziraj

Actors: Tristan Halilaj, Bujar Ahmeti, Shengyl Ismaili, Semira Latifi, Alketa Sylaj

Luan Durmishi (vocal)

Stage and costumes: Sebastian Ellrich

Music: Irena Popovic

Choreography: Florian Bilbao.