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Maribor Theatre Festival — Archive 2010 - 2016

Focus Spain

The focus of this year’s Maribor Theatre Festival is the theatre and dramatic literature of Spain. The festival book collection Contemporary European Drama is richer for yet another title: Contemporary Drama in Spain (edited by Alja Predan). The five plays were selected by Marjeta Drobnič,
Maja Šabec, Simona Škrabec and Alja Predan.

A presentation of the book and an introductory lecture on the contemporary dramatic literature in Spain by Eduardo Perez-Rasillo, Professor of Literature and Theatre at the Carlos III University in Madrid and director of Madferia, the Madrid theatre festival, will be held on Monday, 20 October on the First Stage of the First Grammar School Maribor. It will be followed by the first-ever staged reading of the play Desire by Josep Maria Benet i Jornet and a conversation with the author, the translator and the professional public. The focus continues on Tuesday, 21 October, with staged readings of Abu Magrib by Manuel Molins and Pancreas by Patxo Telleria. These will be followed by a conversation with the authors and the translators. The last day, Wednesday, 22 October, will feature the staged readings of the plays The Boy in the Last Row by Juan Mayorga and This Never-Ending Aria by Lluïsa Cunillé, followed by a conversation with the authors and the translators. Coversations will be moderated by Nina Šorak; all of the staged readings will be performed by the students of the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television of the University of Ljubljana, under the mentorship of the director Yulia Roschina.

The Festival will also feature in the frame of the Focus Programme the productions The Golden Age (20 October at 21.15 in the Grand Hall of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor) and Brickman Brando Bubble Boom (22 October at 19.00 in Maribor Puppet Theatre).

Focus Spain was created in cooperation with Mobility AC/E PICE (ACCIÓN CULTURAL ESPAÑOLA, AC/E) and in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in Slovenia