An integral version of the never-performed workers’ play RADNIČKA CESTA (WORKERS ROAD) premiered at the 36th Budva “TEATRE CITY” festival on July 31, 2022. A conversation with the play’s authors was organized at The Square of Poets in Budva the following day.
As part of this year’s 36th edition of the Budva “THEATRE CITY” festival, the artist collective MONTAЖ$TROJ presents, for the first time in front of a live audience, on the stage between churches, the never-performed play “RADNIČKA CESTA” (WORKERS ROAD) in an integral two-and-a-half-hour “film” format. The following day, on August 1, a conversation with the play’s authors Borut Šeparović and Ana Prolić will take place at The Square of Poets, moderated by journalist and theater critic Bojan Munjin.
“RADNIČKA CESTA” (WORKERS ROAD) is the first Croatian play that came to life in a digital space, according to the rules of the digital environment. Before the integral version premiered, the audience could watch the 15 fragments of “digital” theater on a dedicated website in continuity or by fragment, on a PC or smartphone screen.
The 36th Budva “Theatre City” festival, under the slogan “ATTAINING FREEDOM,” takes place from July 7 to August 21 at locations in the Old Town – the stage between churches, The Square of Poets and the Santa Maria Church, as well as in the Stanjevići Monastery amphitheater and the plateau on Zavala Cape. The festival is conceived as a cross-section of contemporary theatrical, but also artistic, musical, and literary works. The quality of its program not only confirms its reputation as the host to numerous troupes and creators, but the quality of its production reexamines the authentic cultural heritage of Budva and Montenegro, along with its implementation into contemporary models of artistic activity.
The motto of this year’s festival, “ATTAINING FREEDOM,” is inspired by the quintessential human need to continuously maintain and push the limits of attained freedoms. Becoming aware of the right to free action carries with it a responsibility towards the limits of the freedom of another.
The festival’s program includes numerous talks with artists, as well as round tables and scientific conferences on topics exploring contemporary cultural and artistic creation and business models in the cultural sector today.