Producеr: National Theatre Sombor and Serbian National Theatre, Novi Sad, Serbia
Based on: Molière’s Tartuffe
Directed by: Igor Vuk Torbica
21.Sep | 21:00
Place: National Theatre in Belgrade
The young artist whom Bitef wishes to promote in an international context this year is Belgrade director Igor Vuk Torbica. His staging of Molière’s Tartuffe is, actually, an example of "rewriting" – an act of writing a new text based on the motifs and with characters and situations from an original classic play. Strictly speaking, his performance cannot be called immersive, although it does radically causes the fourth wall to crack. A spatial closeness between the audience and the stage, together with Dorina, a character in the role of a narrator and intermediary, cause the audience to "blend" into the dramatic fiction and turn into a passive accomplice in the collapse of one family. Although this family is not completely innocent, it still is, in the first place, a victim of manipulation by a Mephistopheles-like Tartuffe (wonderfully interpreted by Saša Torlaković), shown here as a representative of an authoritarian regime.