predstava Zastani pred ruševinama

Turn Before the Ruins / 2.0

The play ‘Turn Before the Ruins’ 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 5 April at 8 p.m. on the small stage at the Youth Theatre. The play will be performed by project participants from France, 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:

Are we dancing on the Titanic?

Our society is sick, and no one can really say why. We want to examine this disease through the prism of public space: public space is the body of our society.

Isn’t public space slowly becoming a space that suddenly opposes the individuals who designed it?

Our play is a sensitive photograph of this public space. We want to see it, feel it, and share our fears and desires with other Europeans. Let’s address the question with them: are we ignoring the signs of an impending catastrophe or do those signs not even exist?

In the form of a GPS-guided trip, we will walk through public spaces to look for symptoms of this disease; We will do our best to see what we do not see or can no longer see. Femicide on the streets, the homeless lying dead on the ground, the development of surveillance cameras, police violence… but also caring gestures, moments of humanity…

Creative mentoring: Kate Papi, Eric Vanelle and the La Volte collective

Young co-authors and performers: Inès Massa / Clara Barbier / Emilie Arnaud / Louise Morel / Marie Le Galloc’h / Isabelle Gaspar / Louise Espaignet / Guillaume Marrakchi / Idrissa Oili Soufou / Scarlett Audry / Clémence Herquin / Nina Baudy / Marie Baldy / Lucie Barbier / Jérôme de la Bernadie / Lucille de Rochegonde / Loan Le Dihn / Amarine Rignanese / Oriane Paralté

Supported by the Occitania region / Conseil Départemental de la HauteGaronne / Ville de Toulouse / Institut Français / Teatroskop / Goethe Institut / La Biennale internationale des arts vivants

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 Czech play ‘Marshal Konev’s Last Battle’, 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



05. 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
Kilowatt Festival (Italy)
ECoC Kaunas 2022 (Lithuania)