Forum Theater

Protest of “Fefu and Her Friends” for Gender Equality

May 29, 2024


On Tuesday evening, Dodona Theater transformed into a powerful feminist stage with the performance of “Fefu and Her Friends.” This theatrical production provided a vivid portrayal of women’s experiences, addressing issues of gender equality and delivering emotional narratives about women’s roles in a patriarchal society and their need for freedom.

Directed by Arlinda Morina – Liki, the play delved into themes of societal expectations of women, the injustices of power, and the challenges women face in finding themselves in an unequal world. Written by Julies Aaron and Maria Irene Fornes, “Fefu and Her Friends” offers a clear perspective on the oppression of patriarchy and liberation through feminism, urging us to reflect on the norms and structures that hinder gender equality.

“Fefu and Her Friends,” a production by Artpolis, reached its peak when the women united, raising their voices in protest against oppression, patriarchy, and multiple forms of violence. Fefu (Aurita Agushi), Cindy (Zhaneta Xhemajli), Christina (Qendresa Kajtazi), Juli (Donikë Ahmeti), Ema (Vlora Dervishi), Cecilia (Blerta Gubetini), and Paula (Dora Xhemajli) stood in solidarity with all women, singing, “Spring is coming – patriarchy is falling, freedom is near, no power can hold us back, the end of your oppression is here!”

As they sang, they also waved the flags of LGBTQI+ communities. Such a theatrical experience encourages us to reflect on the diversity and differences within society, calling us to engage daily towards a more open and just society.

This presentation was supported by UNFPA Kosovo.

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