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Threepenny is a group founded by young theatre professionals in Belgrade. It has been grounded with a mission of developing the alternative performing arts scene in Serbia through art practice.
The future goal of the organization is creating a network of artists through which it is going to support young performing artists and directors. We wish to create a working space and logistic support for this authors to be able to express freely.
Our motivation is our feel that our city and Serbia still lay out of the paths of young artists and intellectuals from the rest of the world, and that is a serious drawback for the development of our culture. We know that the only way to progress is through intercultural exchange.
We are gathered around the ideas of research and experiment, but not the ones that would lead to hermetically closing the world of arts for the “regular” audience. We wish to reach people who do not visit theatre often, to see what excites fresh, “innocent” audience. Art has been turned into a product valued by its price and consumed by limited elitist audience ready to pay for it. Theatre should be intimate, but not elitist. We believe that we, the young artists, should fight against the boredom and the abstruseness that seem to have become synonyms for theatre in the eyes of the modern aged audiences. In our opinion we should fight not to keep the old theater goers in the old theater houses, but rather try to speak to our own generation, and bring theater to