About company

Our artistic vision is theatre based on authenticity, vulnerability and exposure. On storytelling rather than acting. We believe that everyone has something to say! On stage! For us there’s so much joy in the process of translating people’s personal stories, experiences and emotions into movement and spoken word. No matter if they are theatre professionals or not, as long as they’re passionate about their message! Our artistic director Danilo Jovanović is originator of our method that is called the “Open Soul concept”.  

This method is taking personal stories, experiences, memories of performers as a starting point for creative research. There are no less or more important stories or perspectives, everything that exists in the rehearsal room has creative potential. Development of theater piece relies on principles of devised theater. This means that all content, text and specific stories are built during the rehearsals through joint work of the director, performers and entire creative team involved in specific production. 


We come on the stage as we are. You will not get acting, but rather our open souls on the stage. This will be the space where experiences are transformed, where we heal together, where personal experiences are becoming collective testimonials. Our performance goes beyond screenplays, structures and frames. We all change, our stories, perspectives and memories are changing. We perform that change.

Performers of Side Effect

“I’m passionate about putting life on the stage. What excites me the most is catching those small moments in between “important life events” and making theatre out of them. I love to listen to people when they talk, I observe the way they move their bodies and I make theatre out of it. For me, everything has significance and potential to end up on stage. Discovering different ways to tell one story is what amazes me over and over. Because it’s like a game! You realize that you can play with your own life, emotions, experiences! It’s all about  trying things with a new and fresh point of view!”