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ANTIGONE 2000 Years Later

Directed by: Lenka Udovički Cast: Maja Izetbegović, Dženana Džanić, Rade Šerbedžija, Ermin Bravo, Damir Urban Katarina Bistrović-Darvaš, Jelena Lopatić, Vedad Suljagić Chorus: Students from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, the Department of Acting, and students from the University of Rijeka, Acting and Media Studies Darja Badnjević, Marko Braić, Mak Čengić, Mirjana Đan, Nika Ivančić, Lovro Ivanković, Aleš Kranjec, Anđela Kusić, Emir Mulalić, Dina Mušanović, Nikola Nedić, Maja Ožegović, Mirta Polanović, Dino Sarija, Tena Antonija Torjanac Based on Translation by: Svetlana Slapšak Dramaturgy: Željka Udovičić-Pleština Costume Design: Bjanka Adžić Ursulov Stage Design: Mirna Ler Composer: Nigel Osborne Music and Sound Design: Davor Rocco Choreography: Ivana Kalc Stage Movement: Mladen Vasary Light Design: Andrej Hajdinjak Video Design: Martino Šesnić Graphic Design: Fabrika Hair and Make-up: Marija-Maca Bingula Correpetition: Valnea Žauhar Assistant Director: Aleksandar Švabić Assistant Composer: Ruaraidh Osborne Assistant Costume Designer: Manuela Paladin Šabanović Photography: Kristijan Vučković Production: Ulysses Theater, Scene MESS Coproduction: National Theater Sarajevo In Cooperation with: Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo


ANTIGONE – 2000 YEARS LATER This play is a theatrical exploration of an ancient mythical story written by Sophocles, in which he described the distressful period of the birth of the European civilization and victory over barbarism. In a politically and critically relevant way, he thus left a permanent mark on the dramatic writing we know today. At the same time, it is a story that is applicable to our society; it makes us stop, look around and see ourselves, examine our own values as well as our own time of unrest through interpretation of the myth as well as through dramatic documentary interventions that open up a space for discussion about existence of this subject throughout millennia. Naturally, we have to speak about our time, start a dialogue by raising issues that affect us and our surroundings, about the people’s tendency to always passionately bow down to the winning side, but also about the only too familiar thirst for power and wars, about the history which not only defines, but also controls our present. That is why the justiceseeking individual in conflict with the corrupt political system is abandoned by everyone: the government, citizens, even the bureaucratic apparatus. Justice does not use justice; the real truth is not welcome.

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LENKA UDOVIČKI Lenka Udovički is a theater director and artist whose career includes collaboration with world renowned artists and cultural institutions. She graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. In 1994 she joined Vanessa Redgrave, Corin Redgrave, Kiki Markham and Ekkehart Schall as co-founder of the Moving Theater Company. She directed History’s Rhyme for English National Opera Studio in London’s Limelight club and The Tempest by William Shakespeare in Shakespeare’s Globe Theater with Vanessa Redgrave, and the premiere of the opera A Better Place by Martin Butler for the English National Opera. For Opera Circus she directed the premiere of the sevdah opera Differences in Demolition by Nigel Osborne and Shoreline (in coproduction with the Scottish Ballet and the Hebrides Ensemble). For the UCLA Live festival in 2009 she directed Medea with Annette Bening in the title role. Worked as an external lecturer at the California Institute of the Arts and UCLA in Los Angeles. For Ulysses Theater directed a number of performances in the past 15 years, and in 2012 became the artistic director of the Ulysses Theater. Notable Brijuni projects are the theatrical blockbuster King Lear, Medea, Marat/Sade, Core Sample, Hamlet, Drunken Night in 1918, Romeo and Juliet in ‘68, Storm, Cabaret Brecht - Rise of Arturo Ui, Deceased, Shakespeare in the Kremlin and Antigone - 2000 years later. Since 2012 she has been an assistant professor of acting at the School of Acting and Media at the University of Rijeka.

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AntigonE - 2000 Years Later Duration: 100 minutes People on stage: 8 actors + 15 students / choir members Company on the road: 32 (8 actors, 15 students / choir members, 5 technicians, 1 stage manager, 1 executive producer, 1 director, 1 technical director) Arrival: two days before the performance Set up: 12 hours Typology of scene: ambient scene-small hall / store / abandoned object Stage dimensions: min 12m (W) x 12m (L) / 7m high.

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CONTACT DETAILS For more information or to book Antigone 2000 Years Later contact: Aida Mujković (Executive Producer) Email: aida@mess.ba Mobile: +387 61 515 933 Office: +387 33 200 392 Mirna Ler (Technical Director) Email: mirna@mess.ba Mobile: +387 61 225 798 Office: +387 33 200 392

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COMPLETE THEATER PERFORMANCE LINK: https://vimeo.com/147364371 PASSWORD: festivalmess12345

COMPLETE TECHNICAL RIDER UPON REQUEST Contact: Aida Mujković (Executive Producer) Email: aida@mess.ba Mobile: +387 61 515 933 Office: +387 33 200 392 Mirna Ler (Technical Director) Email: mirna@mess.ba Mobile: +387 61 225 798 Office: +387 33 200 392

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SCENE MESS Scene MESS is the production department of the MESS International Theater Festival. Following numerous productions and coproductions between 1993 and 2014, MESS is now formally participating in theatrical programming, in addition to its festival activities. As a theatrical company, MESS has produced and co-produced 75 plays. It has collaborated with 59 theater houses and companies from 12 different countries. In addition, it staged plays together with the Yugoslav Drama Theater and BITEF from Belgrade, Montenegrin National Theater and Budva Theater City, &TD Theater from Zagreb, Croatian National Theater Ivan noble Zajc from Rijeka, Zagreb Youth Theater, Ex Ponto Theater from Ljubljana and Small Drama Theater of Bitola. MESS has also collaborated with some of the most renowned international theater companies, such as Glob Theater Bordeaux, Corte Sconta from Milan, De Brakke Gron from Amsterdam, and Schaubuehne am Lehniner Platz from Berlin. 336 actors and 43 directors took part in these productions and co-productions. Scene MESS is indented as a place of artistic freedom. It is a place where artists can explore new forms, question and deconstruct literary classics, write texts and host pre-premieres, make their own projects. It is perhaps, above all, a space where they can take risks, because deep inside we believe there is no progress in art without risk taking and venturing into uncharted territories. The results of which can be unpredictable and different, but never uninteresting or superficial.

the development of theater in BiH. When Scene MESS was first established, it was a utopian idea. A new theater in Sarajevo. Only a year later, Scene MESS has its monthly repertoire, currently ten plays in it, and new projects scheduled for 2016. It has chosen co-production as its mode of operation, since it allows for a creative exchange between countries and theatrical companies, but also advances culture. Only in 2015, Scene MESS worked with the Zagreb Youth Theater, BITEF Theater from Belgrade, Croatian National Theater from Mostar, National Theater of Republika Srpska from Banja Luka, Bosnian National Theater from Zenica, Heartefact Fund from Belgrade, Budva Theater City, Ulysses Theater from Brijuni, Sarajevo War Theater, Kamerni teatar ‘55 from Sarajevo, Croatian National Theater from Rijeka. Their plays have won numerous awards at BiH theater festivals, both regional and international. Scene MESS has staged plays in numerous venues throughout BiH, thanks to the hospitality of our colleagues from BiH theater houses. Scene MESS, likewise, plans to return the favor, thus creating a meeting point between regional and international collaborations – a place that exudes diversity and praises otherness.

Scene MESS aims at creating an environment in which artistic teams working on plays can be put together based on the individual sensibilities of their members. Scene MESS does not have a permanent ensemble. It does not have its team of authors either. Each play puts together a new team which allows for a greater fluidity, dynamics and innovativeness, and, at the same time, fosters

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PRODUCTIONS • THE FLOUR IN OUR VEINS Production: Sarajevo War Theater / Scene MESS Director: Boris Liješević • ANTIGONE – 2000 YEARS LATER Production: Ulysses Theater / Scene MESS / National Theater Sarajevo Director: Lenka Udovički • THE HEN Production: Scene MESS / Sarajevo War Theater Director: Selma Spahić • THIS GRAVE IS TOO SMALL FOR ME Production: Heartefact Fund / Chamber Theater ‘55 / Scene MESS / Ulysses Theater / Testament filmS Director: Dino Mustafić • THE CONCERT OF BIRDS Production: Chamber Theater ‘55 / Scene MESS Director: Aleš Kurt • MISTER PILLOW Production: Youth Theater Sarajevo / Scene MESS Director: Luca Cortina • THE SECRET OF RASPBERRY JAM Production: Sarajevo War Theater / Scene MESS / Fondation Karim Zaimović Director: Selma Spahić • IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND SUNNY DAY Production: Sarajevo War Theater / Scene MESS Director: Tanja Miletić Oručević • GHOSTS Production: The Heartefact Fund / Budva Theater City / Scene MESS / BITEF Theater Director: Andrej Nosov • WHAT IS EUROPE? Production: Scene MESS Director: Andras Urban Antigone - 2000 Years Later

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PUBLIC INSTITUTION MES - INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL - SCENE MESS Adress: Maršala Tita 54/I Tel: +387 33 20 03 92 Fax: +387 33 21 19 72 Email: info@mess.ba Web: www.mess.ba

Direction: Dajana Gurda, Lejla Hasanbegović, Ira Isović, Belma Jusufović, Mirna Ler, Aida Mujković, Dino Mustafić, Bojan Mustur, Selma Spahić, Mirsada Škrijelj Contact: Aida Mujković (Executive Producer) Email: aida@mess.ba Mobile: +387 61 515 933 Office: +387 33 200 392

Premiere “Antigone 2000 Years Later” 15. August 2015 Brijuni Islands, Croatia Design: Bojan Mustur Photography: Velija Hasanbegović


PUBLIC INSTITUTION MES - INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL - SCENE MESS Adress: Maršala Tita 54/I Tel: +387 33 20 03 92 Fax: +387 33 21 19 72 Email: info@mess.ba Web: www.mess.ba

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Antigone - 2000 years later / Production Notes  

Antigone - 2000 years later Production Notes Scene MESS 2015

Antigone - 2000 years later / Production Notes  

Antigone - 2000 years later Production Notes Scene MESS 2015