A play as a less conventional way of tackling violence against women

The theater play “Night of Tribades” was performed in Podgorica on May 30 and a day later in Tivat, attracting the attention of the media and the public. The purpose of this artistic project is the affirmation of the struggle for true equality between women and men, and the emancipation of women in Montenegrin society.

A less conventional, but more interactive and engaging way of addressing the problem of violence against women through artistic and creative forms, is a play“, said Evgenia Giakoumopoulou, Head of Operations of the Council of Europe Program Office in Podgorica at the press conference organized to announce the premiere of the play. The play is part of a larger #TellTheWholeStory information campaign aimed at educating victims about the rights they have and the mechanisms available for their protection.

Everyone involved in the creation of the play “Night of the Tribades” believes in the power of theatrical art to awaken empathy and shift consciousness in a society. This multi-layered play poses questions in an original way about women’s equality, their place in society, their freedom of choice and their emancipation. In the coming weeks, the play will be performed in other Montenegrin cities.

The piece also has a strong humanitarian dimension. Instead of the usual purchase of tickets, the public is encouraged to donate the amount of their choice, and all funds raised will, in close cooperation with the partners of the Women’s Rights Center and SoS Line Podgorica, be distributed from in a way to provide support where it is needed most.

Thus, all those who attend the performance of “Nuit des Tribades” will contribute to the fight against domestic violence. The range of support will very much depend on the funds raised. Thus, a large audience is encouraged not only to appreciate the artistic performance, but also to contribute to the ultimate goal of encouraging women to #TellTheWholeStory.

The play is produced thanks to the cooperation between the European Union and the Council of Europe Joint Program “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Dramatic Arts (University of Montenegro ), the Tivat Center for Culture and the NGO Youth Theatre.

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