IV. International Roma Theatre Festival
Romacen – The Age of the Witch
The performance of the Giuvlipen troupe ‘Romacen- The Age of the Witch’ tells the story of six cyber-witches who created an isolated, futuristic society called Romacen. The society is feminist and utopian which functions according to its own norms and law system. The reason for creating this society was that the members are fed up with the oppression of white people. With the help of technology and techno magic power it becomes possible to travel in time, create humanoid robots and make a direct cyber-attack against the non-Roma. The main question of the play is whether the new world can really be solidary and faithful to the original idea?
The performance will be in Romanian with Hungarian and English subtitles.
The play is followed by an online public discussion.
Written by Mihaela Dragan
Directed by Tina Turnheim
Premiere 25th November 2020 at 7 p.m.
I Can See You –based on the short story ‘The Burrow’ by Franz Kafka
The story is about a small predator living underground in a home made by himself. His goal is to protect himself from the world, it’s supposed and real dangers and as a solution he isolates himself from the world and the safety home becomes the prison of his own fears. The performance of the Rroma Act troupe from Berlin is a parody of receding nations and citizenship.
The performance will be in German with Hungarian and English subtitles. The performance is followed by an online public discussion.
Contributors: Rebecca D. Surber, Nebojša Marković, Slaviša Marković
Premiere: 2nd December 2020 at 7 p.m.
The play by Romano Svato theatre company is about three women from different cultures who are in pre-trial detention, waiting for the assess of the right of asylum in Austria. Their first experiences of „the land of freedom” question the morality of the „know-it-all West”. The Iranian, Syrian and the Roma woman from Kosovo experience the same inhuman treatment, the brutality of male captors and the immigration officer, as well as the interrogation lasting for long hours, meanwhile they escaped from their homelands in the hope of safety. What can we do for them?
The performance will be in German with Hungarian and English subtitles and will be followed by an online public discussion.
Written by Marianne Strauhs
Directed by Sandra Selimović
Protagonist: Simonida Selimovic, Cristina Ablinger, Jörg Waltenberger, Mateja Maded
Premiere: 9th December 2020 at 7 p.m.
The text reprinted from original distributor.