ACTOR-AUTHOR 1, Theatre of Liberated Desire
The ground-breaking work of the founder of Theatre of Actor-Author, Milica Djukic, Hungarian-Montenegrin actress, merges together the dominant and the subversive, the inner and outer, the past and the future.
Milica Djukic, depicts and explains her original hypothesis in the field of acting in theatre that acknowledges scenic text, and where the actor is the author of the complete scenic work. In a series of books, she depicts processes of decomposition, genesis, cancellation and abolishment of a role, examining different types and kinds of concentration of an actor, in an individual and collective search that paves the way for many different directions of the theatre of the future.
In the end, the actor-author becomes a complete author of a unique scenic language, opening the door for the continuation of the human theatre, with or without the aid of technology.
Milica Djukic leans onto what is learned and mastered, lists her influences (amongst which the theatre of monodramas of Maxim Gorky and of Spalding Gray), digs into the realms of post-structuralist philosophy (Gilles Deleuze), yet rebels against the same influences (what is learned and mastered), deepening the insight in her gradual research which is aimed towards the liberation of an actor from any adverse stimuli-reaction motivation, in a theatre where the actor is the complete author (or one of the authors) of the entire scenic work (inside and outside of the Theatre of Actor-Author and the 4th Curtain (Quadrant) and beyond)).
Today and tomorrow, You are more than a quadrant, inside or outside of the Theatre of the Actor-Author, you can be an author too. In her 25 years of work, Milica Djukic starts with the depiction of the abolishment of a role, and finishes with the outlines of the cancellation of universal laws of representation; inside and outside of the universal symbolism, seeking the future in which traditions with no drama, or even acting, or acting theory are equated amongst many different directions of the theatre of the future. In her work, through a series of books, Milica Djukic, tries to depict what Lee Breuer once called the "third revolution" in theatre, that of the Actor (author).
Milica Djukic is a Hungarian-Montenegrin actress, director, producer and acting theoretician and the founder of the Theatre of Actor-Author. Milica Djukic was born in 1979. She enrolled her University studies at a young age, and has been a practitioner of acting and theatre performance for almost 25 years.
In her work and in her writing, she has exhibited original hypothesis on the processes of the decomposition of a role, annulment and abolishment of a role, and the exploration of the ’real-life’ identity of an actor and the fictive role. In a theatre that acknowledges the practice of the scenic text and later, VR play, she positions the actor as the author (or one of the authors) of the entire scenic work.
Milica Djukic is a published author; she has written more than a dozen books in the field of acting in theatre, on film, TV and in opera. Some of her books which will also be translated in the future, include the works: "Actor-Author and the Rubric Web of Sensations/Thoughts on Actor’s training", "Time in Between 2", "Acting as Art of Self-transformation", and her latest cycle that includes books: "Dissolution of Universal Laws of Representation 1 and 2, Actor-Author’s Perspective", "Beyond the 4th Realm", "Acting in Opera/Working with Actors in Opera 2" and "Redefining Opera in the Age of Posthumanism", etc.
Milica Djukic’s work in the field of the Theatre of an Actor-Author, is dedicated towards the continuation of the human theatre, in the age of Posthumanism, where the actor is an author, with or without the aid of technology.