The premiere of the theater performance “Top Girls”

October 19, 2022


At the Dodona Theater in Prishtina, October 18, 2022, the premiere of the theatrical performance “Top Girls” directed by Shkurtë Aliu was presented. “Top Girls” came in a modern version, as a co-production of Artpolis – Art and Community Center with the Prishtina City Theater “Dodona”.

Marlena, a successful London businesswoman who last night celebrated her promotion at work, organized a dinner, her guests were not friends, family members or colleagues; however, they were women plucked from history, art, and mythology, women from medieval Europe, nineteenth-century England, and thirteenth-century Japan, as well as women who were the subjects of famous paintings and stories composed by men, of which showed how patriarchy has affected – and often destroyed – women’s lives throughout history.

Among them were Izabela, a writer, explorer and naturalist of the nineteenth century; Lady Nixho, a thirteenth-century concubine who became a wandering Buddhist nun; Greta, subject of a Flemish Renaissance painting by Pieter Brueghel the Elder; Pope Joanna, a woman who disguised herself as a man and was appointed Pope in the Middle Ages; and Griselda, a character from the stories of Boccaccio and Chaucer, whose obedience to her husband in the face of terrible abuse made her a legend.

By: Caryl Churchill

Directed by: Short Aliu

Cast: Donike Ahmeti, Vjosë Tasholli, Molike Maxhuni, Zhaneta Xhemajli, Zana Berisha, Blerta Gubetini

Scenography: Bekim Korça

Costumes: Arbnor Brahimi

Music: Trimor Dhomi

Choreography: Robert Nuha

Lighting design: Skender Latifi

Stage technicians: Albert Gashi, Bedri Maloku, Fadil Bekteshi

Production assistant: Elira Lluka

Makeup artist: Flora Hasani, Myrvete Tahiri

“Top Girls” was organized within the project “HumanRightivism” implemented by the Community Development Fund – CDF, supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Prishtina.

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