INTENT New Theatre promotes opportunities for performance, writing and stagecraft among artists in the region, to reach local and international audiences, develop world-class theatre skills and build a dynamic and innovative arts culture which transcends national borders.
Kosovo only became an independent country in 2008. As a small country with a recent history of conflict, social division and isolation, there is a need to build democratic institutions, livelihoods, security and hope. INTENT New Theatre exists as a step towards a new future for Kosovo.
INTENT New Theatre was founded in 2014. It is a collaboration between Kosovan theatre director Kushtrim Koliqi and UK professionals with backgrounds in theatre and peacebuilding.
that theatre plays a vital role in building and maintaining a civilised society by promoting values of freedom of expression, human rights, empathy, dignity, tolerance and co-operation.
is to enable the energy and creativity of Kosovan artists, and particularly young people, to reach new audiences at home and abroad, to develop a vibrant and innovative arts culture in the region and to use theatre to create new channels for constructive social dialogue and co-operation.
is to build creative relationships between Kosovo and UK arts and theatre professionals through a structured programme of collaboration and exchange. Our programme includes bringing the best of international drama to Kosovo; making plays available in local language, creating outlets for new Kosovan and regional talent in performance and writing; developing theatre education and encouraging specialist forms such as children’s and musical theatre. We leverage UK and international experience to improve skills, raise artistic awareness and open new opportunities for artists in the region while ensuring Kosovan ownership and artistic control over this process of learning and development.