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YOU AND I ARE WE - December 10, 2009

10. December 2009.

We aren’t the same – but we are still alike. You are you. I am I. If we were together, we could be the world.
The”You and I are We” teenage pop-show is actually a play about growing up in South Serbia.  The authors of the play and actors/actresses in it are Albanian, Serbian and Roma secondary-school students from Bujanovac and Presevo. The play is going to be performed at the “Dusko Radovic” Little Theatre in Belgrade at 8 pm on December 14, 2009.  

Prior to the performance, Minister Milan Markovic, President of the Coordination Body for the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja,  and Nebojsa Bradic, Minister of Culture, will greet the audience. The Belgrade premiere will be attended by Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic and numerous representatives of the diplomatic corps and the Serbian government.

Fourteen actors/actresses of the play incorporated their lives and attitudes into the text of the play. They perform in Albanian, English and Romany. This unique workshop on acting was funded by the Coordination Body of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja.

You and I are We“ is an educational and artistic project that consists of a series of creative workshops, the  result of which is a theatre performance. After undergoing the audition, the selected secondary-school students had an opportunity to work with artists and lecturers from Belgrade, Valjevo, Novi Sad and Sombor. Apart from having a chance to acquire basic theatrical knowledge and skills, the students, owing to this project, gained the experience of working and studying together with children of their own age who are from other ethnic groups. That is why “You and I are We” is an educational program that makes it possible for program beneficiaries to develop the understanding of and tolerance towards other cultures through games and associating with other students.