Born in YU
Producer Jugoslovensko dramsko pozorište (SRB)
Opening 12. 10. 2010 Velika scena "Ljuba Tadić", Jugoslovensko dramsko pozorište (SRB)
Running time 2 hours 5 minutes. No interval.
Original title Rođeni u YU
Director Dino Mustafić
Set designer Dragutin Broz
Costume designers Maja Mirković, Biljana Tegeltija
Music by Vladimir Pejković
Piano player Stanislava Jeftić
This performance rests on its actors' souls, their testimonies, memories, emotions and on what Yugoslavia meant to them, not only as a political and geographical fact but as an intellectual space, among other things, one that shaped their growing up, where they found their loves, experienced good and bad things in life, something that is their own memory module. For this reason, the age diversity among the actors, with the oldest actor being Branka Petrić and the youngest Raša Vujović, born just before Yugoslavia disintegrated, demonstrates that a common denominator, such as the fact that we were born in the same country, does not imply that we all experience the country in the same way, or that our memories are the same. Some nurture a feeling of bitterness, of broken illusions, restricted freedoms, while others cherish certain melancholy or sentimental feelings. This performance was born from an ambivalent feeling towards the country that no longer exists. What happens to our identity (identity as a construct), what happens to identity when a country ceases to exist?