21 June 2021

MILOŠ LOLIĆ RECIPIENT OF LJUBOMIR MUCI DRAŠKIĆ AWARD

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Director Miloš Lolić became this year’s recipient of the Ljubomir Muci Draškić biannual award for his direction of Kaspar by Peter Handke, produced by the Yugoslav Drama Theatre, which opened on 12th March this year. The award was accepted today at the event at Atelje 212 by the CEO of the YDT Tamara Vučković Manojlović and actor Miodrag Dragičević. Miloš Lolić addressed those present in a video recording expressing his gratitude for receiving the award which for him holds special meaning seeing as it is named after an extraordinary theatre director who was also one of his professors.

The jury comprised of Svetlana Bojković (jury president), Gorica Popović and Tihomir Stanić justified its decision with these words: “By bringing Peter Handke’s Kaspar to the stage, in spite of its anti dramatic text, Miloš Lolić managed to produce an extremely exciting production with a highly intense dramatic effect. The actors, led by Miodrag Dragičević, set design by Jasmina Holbus and music composed by Nevena Glušica all come together in a unique theatrical event. During and after the production we, the audience members, are left with a number of questions that we have to ask ourselves: Who are we? What is the point of our existence? What and how do human beings communicate? What is our role in the greater scheme of things on this planet?…. Answers to these questions are not easy to find which is why they continue to ring in our minds days after we have seen this production and each time we remember it. Miloš Lolić proved himself to be a brave and thoughtful director who has created an exciting and unusual production, which brought something fresh and enriching to the theatre life of Belgrade.

The award is comprised of a plaquette bearing the image of Ljubomir Muci Draškić – designed by sculptor Miroljub Stamenković, diploma on parchment – designed by painter Ljubo Milunović, and a sum of money. The jury decision was unanimous.

The Actors to their Director – Best Director Award “Ljubomir Muci Draškić” was founded in 2005 by joint decision of Atelje 212 and Belgrade City Council and is awarded biannually to new productions at a Belgrade theatre in honour of the renowned theatre director and CEO of this theatre for “exceptional approach to working with actors and creative directing”.