Heartefact is organizing its fourth Pride Theater Festival
Heartefact is organizing its fourth Pride Theater Festival in several locations throughout Belgrade from the 12th to the 17th of September as part of EuroPride 2022.
Even though the Heartefact Pride Theater Festival takes place during EuroPride 2022, the program is intended for everyone.
Two Heartefact productions, as well as two foreign plays, will be presented to the audience using various types of plays and theater concepts.
Our son by Patrik Lazić and Would be a shame if the plants died by Ivor Martinić are author projects that use personal and intimate questions as well as family dilemmas as their thematic framework which is why these works are symbolically performed in between 4 walls of a salon apartment in the center of Belgrade. Aside from these domestic productions, the program also includes Léche mon cœur (Lick my Heart) performed by an European theater troupe AlterEgoX and the monodrama Four Weddings and an Iranian Funeral performed in the Cultural Centre of Belgrade.
Our son had its premiere for the Belgrade audience at the Heartefact House on June 11th, 2022. By questioning his own sexual identity, the author of this play tells a story about dealing with family history and responsibility. By virtually sharing the scene with the actors, the audience has the opportunity to uncover secrets, traumas and wounds of a seemingly ordinary family. It will be performed at the Heartefact House on September 15th and 16th at 9 pm.
Would be a shame if the plants died is a romantic play about a couple that decides to end their relationship. Without existential sentimentality and big words, this intimate story takes the audience through a number of existential questions through a series of simple dialogues. Because the protagonists of this story become co-authors by revealing a part of their intimacy, each version of the play is unique.. It will be performed at the Heartefact House on September 13th and 14th at 9 pm.
Léche mon cœur (Lick my Heart) was written in 2016 by Yann Verburgh, and directed by Julie Crantelle. This play tells of a discriminatory, violent and deadly outcome of homophobia through several thoroughly documented stories. Léche mon cœur convincingly and poetically portrays the destinies of those who are different, all while talking about the global phenomenon of homophobia and the absurdity of a society that rests on mutual misunderstanding and non-acceptance. The play will be performed on the Main Stage of the National Theater in Belgrade on September 12th at 7:30 pm.
Four Weddings and an Iranian Funeral is a monodrama performed by Nassim, the narrator, an Iranian gay man, who had to leave Iran because of his sexual identity. Through the lens of Nassim’s destiny, the audience is able to see what a life of a gay man looks like in a religious society such as the Iranian society, and how the Iranian regime deals with the members of the LGBTQ+ community. The play will be performed in the Cultural Center of Belgrade on September 15th and 16th at 8 pm.
The second part of the Heartefact Pride Theater Festival contains of plays such as Femkanje based on the text by Jordan Cvetanović and directed by Isidora Goncić, as well as Arcadia based on the text by Goran Ferčeca and performed by Đorđe Galić. In addition to the theater, the program also includes an audio-visual exhibition of photographs of trans and gender non-conforming persons Masterpiece, as well as a stage reading of the play Pir by playwright Stefan Aleksić and performed by Stefan Aleksić and artist Lea Blau.
More details can be found on: www.heartefact.org.
Tickets can be purchased at: https://new.tickets.rs/tour/hartefaktov_prajd_pozorisni_festival_389
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