Wednesday, 31 January 2024

Slovenian performances selection of the 59th Maribor Theatre Festival

"More than the self-contained aesthetic, bourgeois theatre, which, despite more than a century of modern and post-modern experience, is still based on its relationship to the dramatic template, what stands out is the theatre that dismantles the narrow spaces of drama and penetrates into the social space, repeatedly only by reflecting, mirroring its contradictions, and often, even if naively, proposing a new redistribution of values within it, new social paradigms."
Blaž Lukan, Competition Programme Selector

 

(in order of premières)

1. Elfriede Jelinek: Women as Lovers. Directed by Nina Ramšak Marković; Mladinsko Theatre, 11 February 2023.

2. Dominik Smole: Antigone. Directed by Luka Marcen; Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, 16 February 2023.

3. Milan Ramšak Marković: Rainy Day in Gurlitsch. Directed by Sebastijan Horvat; Prešeren Theatre Kranj and Ljubljana City Theatre, 27 March 2023.

4. Shelagh Stephenson: Five Kinds of Silence. Directed by Maša Pelko; Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, 19 April 2023.

5. Tony Kushner: Angels in America. A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Part I: Millennium Approaches, Part II: Perestroika. Directed by Ivica Buljan; Mini Theatre Ljubljana, 3 May 2023.

6. Marko Sosič, Tadej Pišek: About Snow and Love. Directed by Tadej Pišek; Godot Institute and Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste, 11 June 2023.

7. Jernej Lorenci, Dino Pešut and team: The Pohorje Battalion. An Attempt at Reconstruction. Directed by Jernej Lorenci; Ljubljana City Theatre and Ptuj City Theatre, 26 September 2023. 

8. Tjaša Črnigoj, Lina Akif, Sendi Bakotić, Nika Rozman, Vanda Velagić, Tijana Todorović, Barbara Kapelj, Tea Vidmar, Lene Lekše: Sex Education II. A Series of Lecture-Performances on the Sexual Pleasure of Women. Directed by Tjaša Črnigoj; Nova pošta (Mladinsko Theatre, Maska Ljubljana) and City of Women, 7 October 2023.

9. Based on the life and work of Karel Destovnik – Kajuh: Assault. Directed by Živa Bizovičar; Celje City Theatre, 9 October 2023.

10. Tony Kushner: Angels in America. Before the Millennium and Perestroika. Directed by Nina Rajić Kranjac; Mladinsko Theatre, 15 October 2023.

11. Rrose Sélavy: The Crack. Directed by Jan Krmelj; Ljubljana City Theatre, 26 October 2023.

12. Milan Ramšak Marković: Prometheus: A Beautiful Apocalypse. Directed by Sebastijan Horvat, SNT Drama Maribor, 24 November 2023.

Blaž Lukan, Competition Programme Selector

59th MARIBOR THEATRE FESTIVAL SELECTOR'S REPORT -->