Mirupafshim Kosova

Last Thursday evening, I hosted a goodbye dinner at Rings Restaurant downtown. I invited all of my actors, theory students, and close colleagues. (Albanian tradition is that if you have something to celebrate, then you invite, host, and pay for

Mirupafshim Kosova

Last Thursday evening, I hosted a goodbye dinner at Rings Restaurant downtown. I invited all of my actors, theory students, and close colleagues. (Albanian tradition is that if you have something to celebrate, then you invite, host, and pay for

Festivali Teatri Ndryshe

My last week in Kosova has been spent with the Festivali Teatri Ndryshe, a small, international theatre festival in Podujeva, Kosova.  This is the fourth year for the festival and is due largely to the efforts of Agron Gerguri, one

Festivali Teatri Ndryshe

My last week in Kosova has been spent with the Festivali Teatri Ndryshe, a small, international theatre festival in Podujeva, Kosova.  This is the fourth year for the festival and is due largely to the efforts of Agron Gerguri, one

Workshops & Presentations

I have been able to give several workshops and presentations during the past six months here in Kosova. While doing so is not required by my Fulbright grant, it is encouraged and provides a great chance to meet and interact

Workshops & Presentations

I have been able to give several workshops and presentations during the past six months here in Kosova. While doing so is not required by my Fulbright grant, it is encouraged and provides a great chance to meet and interact

Decani

On Wednesday evening, I had supper in Prishtina with Charlie Helms and his girlfriend, Erin Sweeney. Charlie is a Fulbright English teacher (ETA) living in the southern mountain village of Shtërpca (Serbian: Štrpce). Also an ETA, Erin just finished her 9-month grant

Decani

On Wednesday evening, I had supper in Prishtina with Charlie Helms and his girlfriend, Erin Sweeney. Charlie is a Fulbright English teacher (ETA) living in the southern mountain village of Shtërpca (Serbian: Štrpce). Also an ETA, Erin just finished her 9-month grant

Kosovo or Kosova?

The automatic spellchecker on this blog doesn’t even recognize the word “Kosova.” Change the “a” to an “o” and no problem…with spellcheckers. Most Americans are familiar with “political correctness” and know what words and phrases are and are not acceptable today,

Kosovo or Kosova?

The automatic spellchecker on this blog doesn’t even recognize the word “Kosova.” Change the “a” to an “o” and no problem…with spellcheckers. Most Americans are familiar with “political correctness” and know what words and phrases are and are not acceptable today,

etnOfest

Last night I went with Paul Engelstad from the US Embassy to etnOfest (Ethnofest) to enjoy the final night of a week-long celebration of traditional Albanian culture and performance. We drove about 45 minutes into the country; the last 15

etnOfest

Last night I went with Paul Engelstad from the US Embassy to etnOfest (Ethnofest) to enjoy the final night of a week-long celebration of traditional Albanian culture and performance. We drove about 45 minutes into the country; the last 15

Food & Fellowship II

On Thursday, I was honored to have supper at the home of Arbnesha (“Buci”) and Astrit Nixha in the International Village, a new residential development a short distance outside Prishtina. Buci (pronounced “Bootsy”) is the UP theatre professor responsible for

Food & Fellowship II

On Thursday, I was honored to have supper at the home of Arbnesha (“Buci”) and Astrit Nixha in the International Village, a new residential development a short distance outside Prishtina. Buci (pronounced “Bootsy”) is the UP theatre professor responsible for