EURODRAM 2020 MACEDONIAN SELECTION
(Macedonian version to be posted soon)
Davor Stojanovski :
GRACE KELLY DOESN’T DRINK BAMBUS
A terrible accident and a tragic loss seems to be the only thing that holds ANABELLE and VACHEL together, although their day-to-day life is dull and repetitive, and both of them expect the other one to leave for good. MARIA, Vachel's ex-girlfriend, pays the couple a visit. Much to their shock, she arrives at their house carrying the dead body of her FIANCÉ. She confesses the involuntary manslaughter and asks the couple for help. However, she brings one more visitor with her – her cross-dressed brother who introduces himself as GRACE KELLY. Maria has kept his existence a secret from Vachel until now. Because he suffers from a serious childhood trauma, Grace was submitted to a psychiatric hospital. TANIA, Grace's nurse, is secretly in love with him and she continuously files false statements about his condition in order to prolong his treatment at the hospital. When Maria finds out about this, she plots to release her brother, by seducing the hospital's manager (the dead fiancé) and kidnapping Grace. Meeting Grace Kelly will change Anabelle and Vachel's everyday life forever, and will inspire them to take a critical look at their relationship and future, which could be much brighter, despite the dark past.
Playwright, writer, poet, translator and musician. Davor Stojanovski holds an M.A. in Macedonian Literature, has worked as a copywriter and proof-reader. Translator from Slovenian to Macedonian. His second novel Собирачи на пепел (Collecting ashes) won Macedonia’s most prestigious award – “Utrinski Vesnik” Novel of the Year in 2016. Author of 2 more novels and 1 poetry book. He has staged his play Болка (Pain) at the 2006 Skopje Urban Arts Festival at the Multimedia Center Mala Stanica. His work has been published in many anthologies and literary magazines. Former member of the band Foolish Green.
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE OF THE PLAY: Macedonian
CITY AND YEAR OF WRITING: Skopje/Ludmannsdorf 2019
NUMBER OF CHARACTERS F/M: 6 (3 F, 2 M, 1 F/M)
STRUCTURE: 2 acts, 1 scene each
APPROXIMATIVE LENGTH: 1h 40m
SETTING: One living room
CONTACT: [email protected]