The renowned and popular MESS theater festival decided to completely change its format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Namely, the 60th edition of MESS will start in September 2020 and it will last throughout one who year to end in September 2021. Each month, a selected number of plays will be presented to audience in different open air locations, or online. The festival will launch with the play ‘Ivanov’ by Montenegrin National Theater. A photo exhibition documenting 60 years of MESS will be opened in September in the Collegium Artisticum gallery as well.

The festival will also launch a collaboration platform to help young artists connect with producers.