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  • Rimini Protokoll's Radio Muezzin | Photograph byAmer Kuhinja

    Germany’s Rimini Protokoll seizes grand prize of MESS Sarajevo International Theater Festival

    SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA:  In a packed press conference, the winners of the 51th annual International theatre festival MESS Sarajevo were announced. The top prize-winners were Germany’s Stefan Kaegi of Rimini Protokoll for his diamond-like theatrical exploration of the lives of the muezzins of Egypt, Radio Muezzin.  The award for Best Director went to Oliver Frljić, the Serbian director whose staging of When Father Was Away on Business was simply breathtaking. The International Critics prize went to Serbian director Selma Spahić and ensamble of performance Hypermnesia. Here is the full list of this year’s winners: Grand Prix – Golden Laurel Wreath Award for Best Performance “Radio Muezzin,” Stefan Kaegi, Rimini Protokoll Golden Laurel Wreath Award for Best Director Oliver Frljić, “When Father was Away on Business“ Golden Laurel Wreath Award for Best Actor/Actress Toni Servillo, “Sconcerto“ Hana Selimović,”When Father was Away on Business“ Silver Laurel Wreath Award for Best Performance in the World MESS category “Gardenia“, Alain Platel & Frank van Laecke, Les Ballet C de la B Silver Laurel Wreath Award for Best Performance in the Mittel Europa category “When Father was Away on Business”, Atelje 212 Silver Laurel Wreath Award for Best Performance in the Future MESS category “Dies Irae – 5 episodes about the end of the species”, Teatro Sotterraneo Silver Laurel Wreath Award for Best Performance in the Children MESS category “Book of Wandering“, Malo pozorište Duško Radović, Beograd “Rejhan Demirdžić” Award for Best Young Actor Enes Salković for roles in performances “In seasrch of the colour of chestnut” and “Letter from 1920” “Jurislav Korenić“ Award for Best Young Actor Anica Tomić za režiju predstave “Menagerie,” HKD Rijeka The Special Jury Award goes to choreographer  Edward Clug for performance “Rosas for Anne Teresa/Football Stories“ and to composer Giorgio Battistelli for performance “Sconcerto“. Apart from the official awards presented by the MESS Festival Jury, the …