Zürcher Theater Spektakel

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Serbia / Netherlands

Sanja Mitrović

Will You Ever Be Happy Again?

The Amsterdam-based director and performer Sanja Mitrović describes her piece as a «docu-tale for one Serbian performer, one German performer and two cardboard boxes». «Are we ever going to be happy again», the German population asked themselves after Word War II. Fifty years later, a significant part of the Serbian population is facing the same question in the aftermath of the Yugoslav War. Both nations have become the «villains» at some point in the course of their history. Based on autobiographical accounts, children’s games, memories of school and sports events, Serbian-born Sanja Mitrović and the German actor Jochen Stechmann investigate how nationality affects one’s personal identity. The result is an intelligent, expressive and artistically unique analysis of the phenomenon of nationalism which transcends the individual experience. (esc)

  • Language

    Serbian and German, with German surtitles

  • Duration

    75 mins

  • Credit

    The performances are supported by Netherlands Fund for Performing Arts+, Theatre Institute Netherlands and SDC, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation