“On 29-31 October in Prizren the Kosovo Coalition for Reconciliation organized a Forum Theatre Training workshop with young people from different communities in Kosovo. This workshop is one of the activities under the project 2018/404-549 “Transforming conflicting perceptions through increased civic and community engagement in Kosovo”.
The workshop was held under the mentoring of Filip Pajic, a psychologist and amateur theatre director. 15 young people (9 women and 6 men) from the Albanian and Serbian communities participated. The training was developed with a focus on theatre knowledge, theatrical techniques and improvisation. The main topic covered was the cooperation of young people. How young people should cooperate with each other in order to achieve a common goal, understanding each other, breaking stereotypes and getting to know the differences as a process of reconciliation. The participants responded very well to the training and the commitment was at a high level.
As a result of the training, participants organized Forum Theater performance held on November 5 at the CEC Center in North Mitrovica.
The play focuses on the stereotypes that prevail in Kosovo society and how these stereotypes affect young people.
The story of four young people who were previously in mixed relationships but broke up due to differences in origin and religion, was the topic of the play and the discussion that followed.