I Hate Theater

Our June Residents with World Premiere in Sofia

10 June 2022, 20:30


5, Emil Bersinski Str., Sofia 1408, Bulgaria

Radar Sofia presents:

Performance by Milena Minja Bogavac and Jugoslav Hadžić (Serbia)
Radar Sofia Distance and Residence Programme 2022

  • June 10th, 20:30
  • TOPLOCENTRALA, Hall 2 (Black box)
  • The full programme of the festival is here:

The event is part of the New Stages Southeast 2022 Festival of Goethe Institut

After the pandemic began, Serbian playwright, director and activist Milena Bogovac asked herself “Who would I be if there was no theatre?” We find the answer in the performance itself, and it is witty, ironic, and in its explicit intention to belittle the art of theatre and its importance, actually gives it a primary meaning. The performance features original music, video and technical support by Serbian artist and her partner Jugoslav Hadžić. Throughout the performance the two interact, including the audience in the communication, who can participate, comment and ask questions. Both artists are participants in this year’s Radar Sofia residency programme.

MILENA MINJA BOGAVAC (Belgrade, 1982) is a playwright, dramaturge, theater director, screenwriter, poet, activist and cultural worker. Creative director of the NGO Center E8 and director of the Reflector Theater, an independent theater that operates within this organization. Regardless of her permanent engagement, she writes, directs and working as dramaturge, within various institutions or companies from the independent art scene in Serbia and region.

JUGOSLAV HADŽIĆ (Smederevo, 1976) is a musician and actor. From 2002 to 2014, he was a permanent member and part of the artistic team of the Dah Theater. In 2014 he co-founded the independent troupe Hleb teatar. He works at the Hleb Theater, as an actor, composer, musician, assistant director and technician. Since 2015, he is working as a sound designer and sound technician at the Bitef Theater. He is the technical director of the MATER TERRA festival and “Days of Smiljana Mandukić” Dance Festival.


The event and the residency of the two Serbian artists have been funded by the National Culture Fund, Bulgaria.

Get to know our May-June 2022 residents here:

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