forumZFD is pleased to announce a call for entries to participate in the upcoming


Transforming Trauma Through Art: War Rapes and the Re-Collection of Self and Community

Dates: 23 – 27 April 2013, presentation: POLIP International Literature Festival 10-12 May 2013
Location: Dodona Theatre
Led by: Elizabeth Hess
Who can apply: Playwrights/students of playwriting, actors/students of acting, theatre directors/students of theatre directing
Working language: English

The atelier is part of the art-based action research “Recollecting the Past in Kosovo: Cultural Memory between Facts and Fiction”, which is implemented by forumZFD through the course of 2013.

The 5-day atelier creates space for young theatre artists to explore the topic of war rapes through testimonies and representations of the topic in public discourse. They will engage in a working process that switches between personal and collective journals on the performative relation between text and image. They will spark the artistic imagination to break through silence and taboo to illuminate stories that reveal buried truths in a way that is resonant, re-considered and ready to be witnessed on the stage.

Elizabeth Hess is an actor, professor and playwright from New York who wrote and performs a mono drama based on war rapes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, named “Dust to Dust”. She has developed a physical theatre approach to acting and playwriting that engages the interplay of behavioural, physiological and psychological ‘States of Being’ to arrive at an embodied experience that is both immediate and archetypal.

The atelier is organized in collaboration with Kvinna till Kvinna.

To apply, please send a concise motivation letter to basha@forumzfd.de until 17th April 2013.


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