Legendary theatre from New York, La MaMa is cooperating with Qendra Multimedia and My Balkans to co-produce “Balkan Bordello” a play that will be staged during Kosovo Theatre Showcase during the first week of November. This play will follow up with regional touring in Albania, Serbia and Macedonia before the crew flies to New York for American touring.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Balkan Bordello exposes the fragility of democracy within the framework of Aeschylus’ tragedy Oresteia. The play highlights increasing concerns about fascism, war, and abuse of power. Balkan Bordello addresses the need for international dialogue about democracy in the 21st century, especially in post-truth environment and rise of global populism. Balkan Bordello will delve into recent trends of populism, nativism and nationalism.
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"In this play, borrowing the setting from the Oresteia, Jeton evokes an archetypal society which emerges from the war in a state of confusion, where the old order and power relations have been subverted, and the new does not seem to have any legitimacy because it is based on pure force." - Anna Di Lellio
"Their work is provocative, irreverent and playful, occasionally outrageous, but always with a strong moral core, a determination to highlight injustice and hypocrisy wherever it manifests. Nothing is off-limits." - Natasha Tripney
“I find Jeton’s plays quite simply wonderful—smart and necessary, they do what all fiction must, they bring us the news—that is often too complex for newspapers, sometimes even for diplomats, and they increase international understanding.” - Karen Malpede