MY PRIZES A PROJECT BY MAJA PELEVIĆ AND SLOBODAN BEŠTIĆ PREMIERES ON “RAŠA PLAOVIĆ” STAGE 4TH APRIL
My Prizes, an authorship project by Maja Pelević and Slobodan Beštić will premere on “Raša Plaović“ Stage on 4th April (20:30h). The production is based from Thomas Bernhard’s novel of the same name and will be performed by Slobodan Beštić.
In this personal account full of (self)irony and parody, Bernhard uses humor and bitterness to address the corrupt Austrian society and its cultural values and traditions.
At the same time, he also criticizes all institutions he considers a source of corruption – church, hospital, Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Culture, political parties, associations of artists, juries.
It was a paradox for him that he had received awards for novels in which he mocked his homeland.
Bernhard gives a first person account of situations when he was presented with numerous state awards and recognitions; the situations when he loathed the people who presented the awards to him and himself for receiving the awards mostly from material reasons.
The production is performed as a direct confession to the audience; the audience has a double role, the role of audience itself and the role of guests at award presentation ceremonies.
In this sense, the audience will be indirectly asked to question the society in which they live and their own position in it.
The production is being realized as a joint production with the Cultural Centre of Pančevo.
Maja Pelević is director concept and the dramaturge in the production, Miraš Vukašinović is set design, Jasna Saramandić is the assistant set designer, Olga Mrđenović is costume designer, Milan Kolarević is in charge of lighting design and Vladimir Petričević is in charge of sound design.
Gordana Perovski is the prompter, Milorad Jovanović is the executive producer Natalija Ignjić is the organizer, and Miloš Obrenović Stage Manager.