Premiere: May 25th 2021, Bitef theatre Belgrade
Director: Andreja Kargačin
Composer: Dunja Crnjanski
Costume: Mariza Pavlović
Set design: Marina Marković
Organisation: Marija Kalanj, Tamara Vračar
Mitra Mladenović, Ivana Velinović, Anja Ćurčić, Teodor Vinčić, Aleksandar Ranković, Đorđe Nikolić
The themes we were exploring regarded, sexual trauma, the nostalgia for the trauma that occurred in ones life, and the complex relations between trauma, memory and growing up.
We staged the trauma in a deconstructed fairytale setting with elements that could be found in a children’s play (animators, songs, narration) and references to 2010s pop culture, both global and local which shaped our childhood.
The main tool we used to stage trauma is dissociation, both in time (the same characters are on the stage in a “grown up” version and a “child ” version), words (different views of the events on the sides of the survivor of sexual trauma and the perpetrator) and actions.