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Borisav Matić

Borisav Matić
regional managing editor

Borisav Matić is a theatre, literary and film critic and a dramaturg from Serbia. He is currently an undergraduate student of dramaturgy at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He has attended many scholarly and writing courses including Persons of Interest, a series of workshops organized by the Serbian Association of Theatre Critics and Scholars, which had an aim of creating a new generation of theatre critics; Workshop for Young Theatre Critics in Limoges, France, organized by the International Association of Theatre Critics; Literary Criticism in Media, Belgrade, and School of Film Criticism and Dramaturgy in Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia. Since 2017, he's been writing critiques and articles regularly for several publications and media. His works about theatre have appeared on the Second Channel of Radio Television of Serbia, on the internet portal Kritičarski karavan (eng. Critical Caravan, the website of the Serbian Association of Theatre Critics), in the Bulletin of Sterija's pozorje and the Blog of BITEF – two most important Serbian theatre festivals. He's one of the founders and authors of the portal Independent Critics and the show Radio Independent on Radio Aparat – both the portal and the show dedicated to theatre criticism. His works about film have appeared in the Slovenian academic journal Kino!, the publications of Academic Film Center in Belgrade and on the portal of Film Center of Serbia. He's one of the editors of the portal for feminist literary criticism Borisav is a dramaturg and an author of a dramatization on a theatre show Captain Dirty Fred that's supported by the Serbian Ministry of Culture and is playing on the stages of Belgrade theatres. He's a dramaturg on the play The Queer Cafe: Hear Our Voices from the Balkans written and directed by Joan Lipkin and produced by Pride Info Center in Belgrade. Borisav currently lives in Novi Sad, and divides his time between Novi Sad and Belgrade.

A Café in Performance: An Example of Queer Theatre in the Balkans

“The Queer Café: Hear Our Voices from the Balkans, the project I’ve been working on as a dramaturg and translator, with the US playwright, director and activist Joan Lipkin, has been a precious experience. It has also energized the local community that’s gathered around the Pride Info Center in Belgrade, where the show premiered.” – Borisav Matić

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January 2022


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