Olga Dimitrijević

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Olga Dimitrijević

Playwright/director/dramaturg – Belgrade, Serbia
Participant International Forum 2019

Olga Dimitrijević is (still) a Yugoslavian playwright, director and dramaturg. She defended her MA theses “The Body of the Female Folk Singer: Constructions of National Identities in Serbia after 2000” in Gender Studies at Central European University, Budapest. Ever since, female folk singers and their songs strongly influenced her work. She constantly explores the topics of social struggles and injustices, female friendship and solidarity, queer histories, limits of political imagination and possibilities of a better world.

Her significant plays include “I often dream of a revolution”, “My Dear”, “Folk Play”, “Workers Die Singing”, “Let's Say Goodbye”. Olga Dimitrijević directed the performances “I often dream of a revolution”, “Red Love” (based on Alexandra Kollontai’s novel) and “Freedom: The Most Expensive Capitalist Word” (with Maja Pelević). She participated in the exhibition “AJNHAJTCLUB” at frei_raum Q21 in Vienna in 2016. Olga Dimitrijević won the Sterijino Pozorje Prize and the Borislav Mihailović Mihiz Award for playwriting. She lives and works between Belgrade and Rijeka.