Fedja Zahirovich, a talented Bosnian-Herzegovinian performer, has been involved in acting since his early childhood and pursuing this passion professionally for a decade. He completed his studies in screen acting at the Bow Street Academy - the National Screen Acting School of Ireland, where he had the opportunity to learn from distinguished Hollywood professionals such as Gerry Grennell as well as Oscar and Golden Globe nominated directors and writers. In addition to acting, Fedja’s interests include writing poetry and screenplays and studying psychology, which has fascinated him for years.
As part of the interdisciplinary project “PRESENT PAST” organized this year by the Goethe Institute in Zagreb, Belgrade, Sarajevo, and Skopje, a group of artists crafted an artistic response to the cultural and political neighborly relations among their respective countries—past and present. The initiative included four authors from Croatia, five cartoonists from Serbia, two photographers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and one performance artist from North Macedonia.
A pressing issue in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is the exodus of young people to foreign countries, be it temporarily or permanently, following the completion of their high school education, between the ages of 18 and 24.
Studio Theater, a theater group from Zenica, has been introducing and promoting theatrical art, and art in general, among young people for the past six years. They are raising awareness about the importance of the performing arts through various projects, including those involving young people from other communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Bosnian National Theater (BNP) in Zenica represents a unique architectural marvel of the former Yugoslavia. Beyond its role as a cultural institution, it has not only contributed to arts and culture but has also played an educational role in the lives of children and youth for over 73 years.