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Filip Vujošević

ŠUMADIJA

Directed by: Maja Pelević

Šumadija is a pseudo-autobiographical play by Filip Vujošević, concerning the position of artist in today’s Serbia. Like country – like artists! Therefore, in Šumadija, we follow the protagonists through waking life and dreams and TV shows; through the desert of thankless advertising gigs and wilderness of political reality. The last stop is success! Everything is witty, yet: is it funny?

Directed by: Maja Pelević

Cast: Vladimir Milojević, Suzana Lukić, Sonja Milojević, Aleksandra Ristić, Kristina Pajkić

Stage Design and Costumes: Isidora Spasić

Choreography and Stage Movement: Kristina Pajkić

Paintwork: Rade Stanković

Design Solutions in the Video Footage: Isidora Spasić

Editing of the Video Footage: Dejan Rafailović Raf

Masks: Darko Ivanović

Music Used in the Production: Clair de Lune –  Claude Debussy; Carmina Burana – Carl Orff; Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky; The Blue Danube – Johann Strauss.

Video Footage Used in the Production: TV show Up Close (Izbliza) (produced by: Kadar; author: Mira Čvorić), TV series My Relative from the Countryside (Moj rođak sa sela) (produced by: RTS and Košutnjak Film, screenplay: Radoslav Pavlović, directed by: Marko Marinković); children’s TV show Secret Agent Izzy (Tajni agent Izi) (produced by: Fun Factory and TV B92); TV show Cabaret (produced by: Happy TV).

Photography: Jugoslav Radojević

Graphic Design: Grupa Kombinart

Stage Manager: Jelena Ivetić

Assistants and Prompters: Luka Lazarević, Jelena Čeivanović, Katarina Srdanović, Filip Trifunović (Šabac City Theatre Youth Club)

Technical Manager: Radivoj Kostadinović

Carpentry works: Borivoj Čeivanović

Metalwork: Mihailo Brezina

Sound Master: Kosta Pavlović

Lighting Master: Luka Popović

Electrician: Miodrag Popović

Tailoring works: Dragica Vujković, Zlatomir Nenadić

Make-up and Hair: Gordana Barović

Wardrobe: Danijela Dragojević, Mirjana Neziri

Props: Mirjana Neziri

Decorators: Čedomir Vučinić, Josip Ucaj, Mladen Simić, Ivan Jovanović

Gratitude to: Ana Marelja for cube/gamble combinatorics; Sonja Živković and Jovan Stanković for their “Piggy Ditty (Pesmica mangulica)”; Ivan Vuković; everyone who wished F a fond farewell to Moldavia.

FILIP VUJOŠEVIĆ (Belgrade, 1977) graduated dramaturgy from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Staged plays: Feast (Gozba) (2016, Zvezdara teatar); Life Stands Still, Life Goes on (Život stoji, život ide dalje) (2015, Bitef teatar); Frogs in Hot Water (Žabe u vreloj vodi) (2013, Bitef festival); Fakebook (group of authors, 2011, Bitef teatar); Ronald, Understand Me (2008, National Theatre in Belgrade); Hamlet Eurotrash (with Maja Pelević, 2008, Pozorište na Terazijama); Half-Life (2005, Atelje 212 and Blue Elephant Theatre, London); Fake Porno (group of authors, Bitef teatar, 2005); Dan Dž (BDP, 2002). He received a number of awards, including 2006 Special Sterija’s Award for Dramatic Innovation for his play Half-Life, and 2015 Special Sterija’s Award for the authors’ team of the production Life Stands Still, Life Goes on. He worked as dramaturge in a number of awarded productions in Belgrade theatres (Bitef Theatre, Yugoslav Drama Theatre). Since 2017, he has been Dramaturge and Co-Selector of the Bitef Festival.

MAJA PELEVIĆ (Belgrade, 1981) graduated dramaturgy from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts and received her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Art in Belgrade. Her play, including: Orange Peel; Belgrade – Berlin, Me or Someone Else, Maybe We Are Mickey Mouse and Bollywood were staged in theatres all over Serbia and abroad, and were translated into a number of languages. Since 2008, she has engaged in theatre direction and projects. In 2012, together with Milan Marković, she realised project They Live, involving them obtaining membership of seven political parties; in 2013, in Bitef Theatre, she wrote, directed and performed the play Consequences; in 2015, in the National Theatre, she directed Thomas Bernhard’s My Prizes; in 2016, together with Olga Dimitrijević, she staged Freedom: The Most Expensive Capitalist Word, inspired by their visiting North Korea, while in 2018, she staged her own play Bollywood in the National Theatre in Belgrade. She received many awards, including The Sterija’s Award for Best Dramatic Text for Orange Peel and a free pancake voucher at the Squizzed Pub Quiz in Šabac. She lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia and Bečići, Montenegro.