Marshal Konev’s Last Battle / 2.0

The play ‘Marshal Konev’s Last Battle’ will be performed as part of the theatre festival created as a result of the 2.0 project (European Youth Engagement Network 2.0), on 6 April at 8 p.m. on the Small Stage at the Youth Theatre. The play will be performed by project participants from the Czech Republic, and the festival is part of the Schools of the Future programme unit, which focuses on young people and their involvement in artistic, educational, and social activities.

About the play:

Once upon a time, between the East and the West, between the former Soviet bloc and the European Union, between the past and the present, there was a statue of a Russian general in a small square in Prague. Then one night someone spilt red paint on it. What was to be done? Someone tried to remove the paint, while someone else covered it with flowers. Someone fired a gun at the statue from a distance, so the police started securing it. It seemed as if the last battle of Marshal Konev had begun. Who is to decide here? Will removing the statue change our past? And will those garages finally be built? The picturesque collage shows the need to deal with the historical trauma of the Russian occupation, Euroscepticism and the memory of public space.
Creative mentoring: Zuzana Burianová, Barbora Šupová
Young co-authors and performers: Nikol Arenbergerová / Anna Fialová / Magdalena Formánková / Hannah Josková / Kristýna Knotová / Adam Kobulej / Šimon Kobulej / Markéta Kultová / Rosalie Malinska / Lucie Matinová / Klára Müllerová / Anna Myslíková / Anna Joyslana Eva Vrbová
Supported by the city of Prague.

About the festival:

The theatre festival, created within the 2.0 project, will be held from 5 to 8 April in Novi Sad high schools and Zone 021. By turning schools into art scenes and cultural institutions into centres of education, the ‘’ project engages young people who, through working with excellent artists as mentors, create their own content, i.e., theatre performances. Their topics are current and acceptable to a wider audience, and some of the frameworks for young people to create in include Euroscepticism, solidarity, fake news, ecology, anti-fascism, economy, and others.

Participants from each country chose one topic to tackle, from 5 to 8 April, fans of the engaged theatre will have the pleasure to see the French play ‘Turn Before the Ruins’, a play from Germany ‘Why?’, a play by a group of young people from Greece ‘Unwritten Land’, ‘Do You Like Tomato Sauce?’ from Italy, ‘The Noise of the Silence’ from Lithuania, ‘Some Like it Fake’ from Slovenia, as well as ‘Testament’ from Serbia. After or during each of the performances there will be an interactive debate with the young audience.

Admission to all festival performances is free.

Photo: Promo



06. Apr 2022.


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


The Youth Theatre
Ignjata Pavlasa 4, Novi Sad


Foundation ‘Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture’

Other Organizers

Mladinski kulturni centar „Maribor"
'Drž, ne daj' Assciation
ECoC Kaunas 2022 (Lithuania)