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Life meaning classroom – A tradition long 25 years


The Technical school drama club in Smederevo (renamed to: Technical school youth Theater) has a long tradition. Although it was established in early 1980’s, all the data from the presented shows and work from 1987 are preserved. The 70th anniversary of the Salonika front breakthrough was marked by the students show with Dejan Tončić in the role of Major Gavrilovic. A few years later he graduated at the Theater Academy. He is a permanent member of the Kruševac theater and acts in movies and TV shows.

The play “Banović Strahinja” was performed in 1993.  In 1996. at the competition held in the Cultural center of Smederevo, their program was declared as the best. It’s enough to say that then 30 pupils  spent their whole winter holiday in a cold and poorly equipped classroom at rehearsals, to realize how much enthusiasm and love for the theater existed among the students of mechanical, electrical and traffic engineering-related professions, from which it might not be expected.

In the last few years the students have taken a lot more participation, both in the selection of texts they have been working on, as in choice of the music, design and directing the scenography, but also in promoting their work and improving the conditions of their work. At 2011. The Drama club of the Technical school changes its name to “The Youth Theater of Technical School.” It starts to perform at many festivals and other towns in Serbia. In 2011. when they performed the play „Koštana“ in Vranje, they received very positive reviews. In 2012, they took part in the celebration of Kruševac High school days. The play „Nušiću, s’ ljubavlju“, which they performed in the Kruševac theater in front of professional actors, showed all their qualities in the best light. The objectives of the theater are to bring the students of the Technical high school closer to the theater and acting and thus contribute to the enhancement of the cultural life in Smederevo, but also to create a real theater company that will be there for many years, with new and old generations.

The festival Smederevo Autumn 2012 and of course our theater  

Performances at the theater (“Koštana” and “Nušiću, s’ ljubavlju” ) and something more…

Koštana is a popular play, written by Borisav Stanković. It is set in Stanković’s native Vranje, a town in southern Serbia. It features  many themes of Serbian folklore and patriarchal customs which were still present in the late nineteenth century.

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Within the project „Mladi su zakon“ („The youth is the law“) from the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Youth Resource Center JAZAS Pozarevac, the Youth Theater received significant funding for the project “Life meaning classroom“. The students arranged the classroom day to day. They made costume shelves, painted the room, drew the logo of the theater over one wall, and most importantly, during the works at the same time they prepared the play „Koštana“ for the citizens.  The show was played as part of the festival “Smederevo autumn”, and was for charity. As we all know, the theatre „Bora Stankovič“ from Vranje was destroyed in a fire so the show was performed to provide financial aid for the theater.

The theater has a Facebook profil and that you should have in your friends.

On the video below you can see how  much effort has been put together and how they changed the look of the classroom, and at Friday evening, 12.10.2012. was the opening ceremony.

Ucionica koja zivot znaci from Milos Jaksic on Vimeo.

The citizens of Smederevo are very proud of the theater which, they say, is in the range of professional theaters. Although this seems like a fairly simple story, it’s anything but that. These are ordinary high school students with unusual ideas, which through their daily pleasure build their micro environment, the environment that greatly encourages thinking and promotes the idea that you can be and work exactly what you want.

Congratulations to the students and teachers with free spirit around the world who have the will and desire to somehow stimulate especially gifted students. Their smiling faces on the pictures speak more than thousand words, and this is what represents our strength and changes the world.

“Be the change that you want to see in the world”


19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. coa
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 13:29:45

    I like this idea. 😀


  2. Marko
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 13:44:47

    Ovo je super!


  3. koma
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 13:45:09



  4. Dzoni
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 13:51:51

    Hello my friend’s. This is very beautiful idea, I support you in that. 🙂


  5. Marko
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 13:57:19



  6. Jasmina Dinic-Ciric
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 14:27:36

    Congrats on such an interesting idea and story. I’ve heard certain corrections are to be made during the day.


  7. Lazar
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 15:03:27

    i like the idea 🙂
    and it is good post 😀
    you have my support in this


  8. Mila
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 15:42:35

    😀 I LOVE THIS! 😀


  9. NemanjaArbuzzi
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 17:16:19

    Great idea!


  10. Petar Pan
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 17:18:21

    Awesome idea!


  11. Učenički klub
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 18:12:04

    Reblogged this on Učenički klub.


  12. Filip
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 20:35:57

    Very nice post about the will of the students to change something. I like and support the idea. 🙂


  13. Jelica
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 16:41:15

    Učionica u kojoj će se održavati probe je prelepo odrađena, predstava je bila odlična i mnogo mi se sviđa video: ”Učionica koja život znači”. 😀


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  16. Maria
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 19:32:38

    Hi everyone!
    Thanks a lot for this post. It is a reall power. Together you can do everything, make into life your ideas. It’s so great!
    I like these photos. Everyone are so positive. 🙂
    Keep up the good work!


  17. milan zlatić
    Dec 02, 2012 @ 08:54:24

    SJAJNO i BRAVO za Natašinu ideju i naravno za realizaciju ovih MLADIH jer…


  18. Mrs Black
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 20:55:02

    Dear Class,
    I wrote a comment on this post long ago, but due to some technical problems it was not saved.
    I think, it was a great idea to blog about your theatre, as it has its history and I am sure its future. So many people have taken part, so many nice things have been done!
    Congratulations, Smederevo! BRAVO!!!


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