Milenko Goranović is a playwright, translator, actor and director and was born in northern Bosnia, in 1955. He studied dramatics, world literature, and acting at the University of Sarajevo from 1974 to 1980. In 1980, he achieved his initial successes as an actor and his first play premiered. In 1992, he became the director of the Kammertheater 55 Sarajevo. His experience of the siege of Sarajevo in 1993 has shaped his art until now. His drama ‘‘Csárdás für den Alten“ is based on a true story, too, and was awarded the Michael Lindner prize at the literature festival textenet.de in Leipzig in 2009. He moved to Stuttgart in 1994 and got his first German-speaking roles at the Theaterhaus. He played in ‘‘Angst essen Seele auf”, ‘‘Dirty Dishes“, ‘‘Waiting for Godot“ and ‘‘Bezahlt wird nicht“. From 1999 to 2001, he worked as author, manager and dramatic advisor at the Roma-theatre Pralipe, which was granted asylum by the Theater an der Ruhr in Mülheim. He returned to the Theaterhaus Stuttgart in April 2002 but moved to Berlin in 2008, where he acted in a guest production of the Theaterhaus in ‘‘Ab heute heißt Du Sara”. He is fluent in German, Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian.
In our program Milenko Goranović reads the first time from the German version of his recent novel “Vom Winseln der Hunde” (Engl. meaning: About the whining of dogs, Wieser Verlag 2016)!
Z 2001 – Die Tinte unter meiner Haut. Play. Berlin – Hebbel Theater /Theater an der Ruhr, 2001.
Flaschenpost aus Deutschland. Play. Stuttgart – Theaterfestival der Kulturen, 2007.
Wie ich nach Stuttgart kam. Play. Stuttgart – Festival Literatursommer, 2008.
Csárdás für den Alten. Play. Leipzig – Kurzerzählung/ Literaturfestival Leipzig 2009; Stuttgart – Erzähltheater, Potsdam, Leipzig, 2010.