La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City presented a performance of 55 Shades of Gay: Balkan Spring of Sexual Revolution by Qendra Multimedia (Kosovo) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Sunday 10 March 2019 at 12 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 3 p.m. EDT (New York) / 19:00 UTC +0 (London) / 20:00 UTC +1 (Berlin).
By Qendra Multimedia (Kosovo)
Written by Jeton Neziraj
Directed by Blerta Neziraj
55 Shades of Gay: Balkan Spring of Sexual Revolution is a contemporary burlesque story about LGBTI politics in the Balkans and Europe by acclaimed Kosovar playwright Jeton Neziraj. In a historically homophobic environment, local Balkan politicians try to manipulate and deceive EU officials; humanitarian mercenaries of international NGOs exploit intolerance for economic gains; and EU officials use their superior financial and political positions to subjugate everyone. This provocative, politically incorrect performance poses the question, “Is sexual liberation possible in the Balkans?”
Produced and performed by an eminent team of theater artists from Kosovo, Germany, France, and Serbia, 55 Shades of Gay is directed by award-winning directress Blerta Neziraj, a member of Lincoln Center Theater Lab. Her shows have been successfully presented across Europe in more than 30 international festivals and theatre venues.
Author: Jeton Neziraj
Directed by: Blerta Neziraj
Actors: Tristan Halilaj, Bujar Ahmeti, Shengyl Ismaili, Semira Latifi, Alketa Sylaj, Luan Durmishi (vocal)
Stage and Costumes: Sebastian Ellrich
Music: Irena Popovic
Choreography: Florian Bilbao
Stage Manager: Lendita Idrizi
Production Assistant: Verona Koxha
Technical Director: Denis Berisha
Lighting: Mursel Bekteshi & Denis Berisha
Translation of the play into English: Alexandra Channer
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