Nová dráma/ New Drama 2009
Festival of Contemporary Slovak and World Drama
May 11th – 16th 2009, Bratislava
The Nová dráma / New Drama Festival 2009 offers an overview of contemporary Slovak theatre, interesting insight into Slovak directors and playwrights´ work, a wide range of performances from different regions of Slovakia. Special foreign section of the programme entitled Focus is an original presentation of contemporary drama and dramatists of foreign country. In 2009 we will present Serbia. Within the Focus Serbia project we organize lectures on contemporary drama and theatre in Serbia, meetings and staged readings with Serbian playwrights, encounters and discussions with our Serbian guests. There will be two productions of the visiting theatres from Serbia presented within the programme - Serbian National Theatre Novi Sad with A Boat of Dolls by Milena Markovic and Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Beograd with Barbelo, of Dogs and Kids by Biljana Srbljanovic. Special Theory event about contemporary drama and new writing will be led by Aleks Sierz – British critic, journalist, writer and author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today.
The festival is organized by the Bratislava Theatre Institute in cooperation with the Theatre Aréna.
The festival is being held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.