ZeKaeM in France and US

time: 26.11.2012. - 09.12.2012.
place: France, USA
Zagreb Youth Theatre just started its international theatre tour with their successful performances: The Store Window by Nataša Rajković and Bobo Jelčić, Emperor of Loss by Jan Fabre and A Letter to Heiner Müller by Bojan Đorđev.

The company already presented on 27 and 28 November Jan Fabre's Emperor of Loss with Frano Mašković in Théâtre de Gennevilliers within Croatie, la voici festival. As a part of the same festival The Store Window by duo Natađa Rajković and Bobo Jelčić will be performed from 13 to 20 December.

A Letter to Heiner Müller by Bojan Đorđev will be on view from 6 to 9 December in the renowned and cult La Mama Theatre in New York. Prior to perfoamcnes a series of round tables and workshops will take place on 3 and 4 December.

With this tour Zagreb Youth Theatre will round off a truly successful year with some thirty performances to 12 different destinations. The Company received numerous awards and is definitely on the map of relevant world theatres.

Zagreb Youth Theatre, placed at Teslina 7, in the very center of the city of Zagreb, is a part of multimedia youth center, together with Radio 101, Youth television, and several popular places for the Zagreb youth gatherings. As one of the oldest theatres of this kind, it is considered to be the cradle of the Croatian theatre, since many generations of actors and people in culture began here in the Youth Studio, today known as ZYT College. When it comes to repertoire, ZYT is a very specific theatre since the ensemble has so far performed, with equal success, children’s plays and highly artistic performances of Croatian and world literature for the most demanding audiences.

So it is clear that ZYT performs successfully not only it primary activity as a theatre, but also achieves a wider social task to educate children and youth. With all of it’s materially measurable advantages, one of the main characteristics of Zagreb Youth Theatre is the image it holds in the public eye. Famous plays directed by famous directors, carefully and in a contemporary manner arranged program and numerous initiatives wich have greatly enriched the cultural content that Zagreb can offer to the public eye, are just some of the reasons why the ZYT constantly draws and thrills audiences of all generations.

Over the last few years ZYT has received 50 awards at the national and international theatre festivals in Brussels, Berlin, Frieburg, Nitra, Moscow, Heildeberg, Wiesbaden, Plzen, Varna, Helsinki, Vienna, Beograd, Skopje, Ljubljana, Nova Gorica, New York, Costa Rica...

(Source: zkm)

(D.H., 29.11.2012)