Actors-in-residence: Dreamcatcher

We’re wrapping up the summer with a bang, folks! We rolled out the red carpet for the final batch of pro actors in our Actors-in-Residence program. This time around, our focus was on consumerism, a theme perfectly in sync with our green policy. We dove deep into a 21-day rehearsal stint, cooking up a dystopian, cyber-punk masterpiece that screams volumes about selling your dreams – both literally and figuratively.

Guiding the charge were two stellar directors from the D Theater squad, along with a musical genius. This maestro not only whipped up instruments from recycled odds and ends but also composed a banging soundtrack for the play. And get this – the amazing actors not only nailed their roles but also learned to jam out live during the performance.

Looking back at the whirlwind of work we pulled off in just 21 days is mind-blowing, but what’s truly unbelievable is the energy and vibes that echoed through this entire process. It’s a testament once again that you can grind hard and party hard when you’re passionate about what you do and pour your all into the process. Cheers to hard work and epic plays!

About the project:

This project unfolds as a powerful narrative delving into the repercussions of consumerism. As everything goes on sale and people are commodified, the story unravels the impact on individuals and questions the choices we make. In a world where dreams are bartered, what do we have up for sale, and what do we gain when we trade our aspirations?

Embracing the essence of this dystopian tale, we made a conscious effort to go green. The actors utilized eco-friendly transport to reach their destination, and their costumes were not only purchased but crafted 70% from second-hand materials. Even the lights and instruments took on a sustainable vibe, fashioned from discarded items and thrift store finds.

At the heart of it all are three buskers, weaving a narrative that gives life to four distinct characters, each with their unique dreams and aspirations. Watch as they navigate the system, choosing to either resist or become a part of it, a choice that will alter the course of their lives forever.

About the guest artists:

Hats off to the incredible crew that journeyed from Macedonia, bringing with them a powerhouse of talent and a dose of exceptional humanity. These established, multitalented actors proved their mettle, showcasing not just their skill but an unwavering dedication. They powered through extensive rehearsals, conquering the scorching heat that Prague threw their way. The result? A play polished and ready for the stage!

Ending the summer on this high note has injected an incredible energy boost into D Theater. It’s a reminder of why we do what we do and an inspiration to push even harder. These experiences, fueled by passion and resilience, make every ounce of effort worth it. Here’s to the amazing journey and the endless drive to create exceptional theater!

Meet Sara Klimoska, a dynamic force hailing from Macedonia. She earned her stripes, graduating from the Faculty of Dramatic Art in Skopje back in 2017. She’s a powerhouse in the film and theater realms. Sara kicked off her professional journey with the play “Medea,” a production by the Veles Dramatic Theater, directed by Nenad Vitanov. She’s also graced the stage in productions like “My Husband” by the Dramatic Theater Skopje and “Things We Don’t Talk About” by the Macedonian National Theater. She’s also bagged some serious awards, the EPP Shooting Star award at the Berlin International Film Festival and Best Actress title at the Somborski Film Festival.

Meet Hari Mihajlovski, the drama maestro who kicked off his acting journey at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, Macedonia. Since then, he’s been slaying on stages like the Macedonian National Theater, the Bitola National Theater, and various indie spots across Macedonia. This guy isn’t just an actor; he’s a rockstar. In 2021, he snagged the Best Theatre Play award for the mind-bending “Fool For Love” by Sam Shepard at the International Theatre Festival “Othello.” And when he’s not owning the stage, he’s bringing his creative mojo to the Independent Theatre Collective – Buden Theatre. But hold on, there’s more to Hari than meets the spotlight. In his downtime, he’s not your average actor. Nope, he’s a trailblazer in the great outdoors, a speed demon on the running track, and a connoisseur of comic book coolness. This guy is not just an actor; he’s a vibe.

Tamara Ristoska is not just a face in the crowd; she’s the reel deal. From commercials to short movies, she’s left her mark. Picture this: two seasons as the lead in the TV Show “Family Markovski,” beamed nationwide. Theater? Oh, she owns the stage too. From the national theater in Skopje to the Dramatic theater in Skopje and the Alternative theater in Skopje, Tamara’s played the game in five different plays. As part of the “First and Female” festival, she not only rocked the stage but also dished out knowledge in workshops. But wait, there’s more. Tamara isn’t just about the spotlight; she’s got a voice behind the mic too. She’s the moderator of the podcast “Europe House Skopje,” an art and culture gem. This actress isn’t just making moves; she’s crafting a whole vibe.

Enter Stefan Petrovski, a Skopje native breathing in the artistic air of the Macedonian capital. He’s a proud graduate of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, where he honed his craft and set the stage for an impressive career.

Post-graduation, Stefan stepped onto the theater scene, bringing characters to life in productions like “The Little Timothy,” “The Master and Margarita,” “Life for One Dream,” and “Pantagleize” at the Dramatic Theater Skopje. This guy doesn’t just act; he becomes the role. But hold on, the small screen also gets a taste of Stefan’s talent. You might have caught him in episode roles as Samira and Dzivdzi in the TV show “Prespav.” And let’s not forget his moves in the short film realm, especially in “Shoes,” directed by the maestro Branko Kotevski. Born in Skopje, Stefan Petrovski isn’t just a name; he’s an embodiment of theatrical finesse, leaving his mark on both stage and screen in the Macedonian artistic landscape.