Breaking Bread 2010
In October 2010, The Hinterlands mounted the second phase of The Breaking Bread Performance Project, a long-term collaboration between U.S. and Kosovar artists initiated by Hinterlands Co-Artistic Director Richard Newman, American artist Meghan Frank, and Kosovar artist Kushtrim Hoxha in 2008. Partnering with Kosovo-based Artpolis, Urban Theater, and Balkan Sunflowers, The Hinterlands conducted workshops in devising, ensemble-building, and physical comedy and created an ensemble-devised non-verbal touring performance with a group of Albanian, Serbian, Roma, and Ashkali youth between the ages of 15 – 21 in Prishtina, Kosovo – the first inter-ethnic performance project of its kind in the nation.
Breaking Bread 2010 was funded by a grant from CEC Artslink and the generous support of individual donors. Project facilitators included Richard Newman, Liza Bielby, Eleni Zaharopoulou, Kushtrim Hoxha, Kushtrim Qerimi, and Zana Krasniqi-Hoxha.