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“Theater’s Song” is the motto of the 24th edition of the Skampa Festival, starting from October 11, 2022.

“Kënga e Teatrit” është motoja e edicionit të 24-të të Festivalit Skampa, duke nisur nga data 11 tetor 2022.

“Theater’s Song” is the motto 24th edition of Festival Skampa 2022. He comes on the stage of the festival ‘ Skampa, to say what we are, what we do, what we see and do not see, and to appreciate and love beauty. His emotions come as a voice of the theater’s endurance in this complex fragile world, filled with the insecurities of our human beings, as a refrain capable of challenging at all times.

“Kënga e Teatrit” quhet edicioni i 24-të i Festivalit Skampa 2022. Ai vjen në skenën e festivalit “Skampa”, për të thënë çfarë jemi, çfarë bëjmë, çfarë shohim dhe nuk shohim, për të vlerësuar dhe dashuruar të bukurën. Emocionet e tij vijnë si një zë i qëndresës së teatrit në këtë botë komplekse të brishtë, të mbushur me pasiguri të qenies sonë njerëzore, si një refren i aftë për të sfiduar në çdo kohë.

End of season, “Theater three” – the 23rd edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Theater “Skampa”

“Theater three” – the 23rd edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Theater “Skampa” closed successfully on the evening of October 6, with the play “Our Yunus” of the Ankara State Theater. Nine theatrical troupes from Albania, Kosovo, Italy, Lithuania, Serbia and Turkey, continued the uninterrupted tradition of quality performances of scenic art with a variety of new styles and forms in this festival. A number of personalities, prominent theater specialists from the country and the world, were also part of this edition, as every year. In addition to the performances that took place on the stage of the “Skampa” Theater, there were also performances in attractive open spaces of the city of Elbasan, with the aim of promoting intercultural dialogue between artists and art-loving spectators. Since the “Skampa” Festival does not only follow a cultural model, but also produces art and culture of other genres, there was no way to miss other cultural activities in this edition. Among them was the promotion of the book “A dream of passion” by Lee Strasberg, brought in Albanian by Adonis Filipi and Klejda Plangarica, as well as a special memorial meeting for artists who passed away prematurely leaving traces in the history of theater. , Bekim Lumi, Luran Ahmeti and Shpëtim Shmili. Organized by the European Association of Albanian Contemporary Theater TAK, this event was made possible thanks to the support of the Municipality of Elbasan, the Ministry of Culture, the Regional Council and various sponsors, as well as the continuous encouragement of city art lovers and theatrical community within and abroad. Through the “Theater Three” concept, the 23rd edition came as a challenging act in the face of the difficult pandemic situation – through Faith, Love and Hope, as well as a model to keep up with the times, to tune in. further changed. “A voice of hope and inspiration opportunity that opened the gates to the public conveying fun and positive energy.”

"Our Yunus"  Ankara State Theater.

“Our Yunus” Ankara State Theater.

Klejda Plangarica
Coordinator for Media and Public Relations

23rd Edition Theatrical Plays

Three sisters
production / FIAT - Grad Teatar Budva, MonteNegro
Alternative Theatre & Municipality theater Budva
Author / A. P. Čehov
Directed by Ana Vukotić, Slobodan Milatović
Totem and Taboo
Artpolis – Art and Community Center, Kosovo
Choreography and directed by Robert Nuha
A LADY FROM ARGENTINA
 Teatri skampa elbasan, Albania
Author  Tomas Brand
Directed by Adonis Filipi
Crying again, this time from happiness
Knjaževsko-srpski teatar, Serbia
Author / Novica Savić
Directed by Dragan Jakovljević
Our Yunus
Turkish State Theaters /Ankara State Theatre
Author  Sönmez Atasoy
Directed by Mustafa Kurt
INSIDE OF ME IS COMPLETELY ANOTHER FIRE
 VILNIUS CITY CULTURE PROJECTS, Lithuania
Author / S. BECKETT
Directed by SAULIUS VARNAS
Blues for alto sax
LAB theater A.T.K, Tirane, Albania
 Author, Doru Motoc
Directed by Adonis Filipi
Nocturne about our history
Production / 3AT Dance Company, Albania
Idea, concept and choreography by Artan Ibërshimi
I woke up with no voice
production / Bu Yapım, Istanbul, Turkey
Author / Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava
Directed by Tamer Levent
Enigmatic variations
 Mediascena, Italy
Author, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Directed by Emiljano Palali
Marriage
Teatri “Aleksander Moisiu” Durres, Albania
Author,  A. P. Čehov
Directed & Adaptation by Driada Dervishi

Opening of the 23rd International Festival of Contemporary Theater “SKAMPA” – Theater Three
30 September – 6 October 2021


Opening speech, “Traces” the 22nd edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Theater “Skampa”

When a year ago we were working on the current edition of “Trace”, I did not think at any point that 2020 would be the one that would test our ability to understand the strange reality around us. Crises lead to rediscovering ourselves. As Albert Camus wrote, the plague is about starting over. Real-world developments completely influenced our initial plans. The festival was to be moved from its scheduled program to the end of October – the last days of September. The “Trace” motif substrates also changed, forcing us to make adjustments to the program that come from our current perception of ourselves, of the meaning of art in our lives, and of its display in public space. Aware of the anxiety that accompanies our union and the stony silence of empty squares and streets, which are still fresh in our minds, we are trying to redefine the meaning of theater in the open urban environment. Despite the limitations, we are trying to build a safe stage to testify our aspiration for continuity and challenge, so that the 22nd edition of the Skampa Festival serves as an act of inspiration for people. Enjoyment and dreaming are an existential condition of our lives. The entire 22nd edition of the Skampa Festival will be held in attractive open spaces of the city of Elbasan – from those of cultural heritage to squares – obviously with the aim of promoting interactive dialogue between artists, viewers and art promoters.

ADONIS FILIPI

“Traces” 29 September – 04 October 2020 Program

22nd Edition Theatrical Plays

DIALOGUE FOR YESTERDAY, TODAY, FUTURE
IDEA, CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY
ARTAN IBERSHIMI
The closure of love.
Author  PASCAL RAMBERT
Directed by ERIC VIGNER
Cast:
Luiza Xhuvani
Vasjan Lami
FROM THE CLOWN’S EYES
NATIONAL CIRCUS
Directed by ALKETA HAXHIU
CHOREOGRAPHY  NERTIL XHANI
SET DIRECTOR  KLAJD YMERI
Backyard GAMES
Theatrical Company MAM
Author  EDNA MAZYA
Directed by EMA ANDREA
Eternity Bookstore
Author Sabahattin Kudret Aksal
Directed by Mustafa Kurt
Set Design  Hakan Dündar
Costumes  Funda Karasaç
Light Design Şükrü Kırımoğlu
Music  Can Atilla
Choreography  Volkan Ersoy
Julius Caesar
TEATRI KOMEBETAR EKPERIMENTAL
Author  William Shakespeare
Translator  FAN S. NOLI
Directed by IVICA BULJAN
Set designer  BEQO NANAJ
Freezer
TEARTI ‘KLLAPA’ - KOSOVO
 Written & Directed by NASER SHATROLLI
Skenograf / Set designer / ARTAN HASANI
Ballkancovidizëm
NORTH MACEDONIA
Directed by SABEDIN SELMANI

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