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The Programme of the 50th Maribor Theatre Festival is here!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

COMPETITION PROGRAMME – Productions listed by date of première

The Competition Programme was selected by Amelia Kraigher. Festival regulations allow for a minimum of nine and a maximum of twelve productions in the Competition Programme.

  • Thomas Mann: THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN, dir. Mateja Koležnik, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana and Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste
  • Based on the plays by Marko Sosič As If in a Dream and Carlo Tolazzi The Bread of Waiting: TRIESTE, A CITY IN WAR, dir. Igor Pison, produced by Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste, Il Rossetti – Permanent Theatre Friuli-Giulia and the association Casa del lavoratore teatrale
  • Ivana Sajko: EUROPE, A MONOLOGUE FOR MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, dir. Primož Ekart, produced by Imaginarni and Cankarjev dom
  • Frédéric Sonntag: GEORGE KAPLAN, dir. Jaka Andrej Vojevec, produced by Prešeren Theatre Kranj
  • Homer: THE ILIAD, dir. Jernej Lorenci, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana, Ljubljana City Theatre and Cankarjev dom
  • Henrik Ibsen: HEDDA GABLER, dir. Mateja Koležnik, produced by the Drama of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor
  • Franz Kafka: THE CASTLE, dir. Janusz Kica, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana
  • Ivan Cankar: THE SERFS, dir. Sebastijan Horvat, produced by Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste
  • Goran Vojnović: YUGOSLAVIA, MY COUNTRY, dir. Ivica Buljan, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana
  • Nebojša Pop Tasić: MADAME BOVARY, based on Gustave Flaubert’s novel, dir. Yulia Roschina, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica

ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME – Productions listed by date of première

The Accompanying Programme was selected by Amelia Kraigher.

  • Ernst Toller: HINKEMANN, dir. Marko Čeh, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana
  • Simona Semenič: THE SECOND TIME, dir. Simona Semenič, produced by KD Integrali and City of Women
  • Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet: HAMLETTING, dir. Tjaša Črnigoj, produced by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre (in the frame of the project BiTeater)
  • Nika Leskovšek: DIY PERFORMANCE, dir. Nika Leskovšek, produced by Nika Leskovšek
  • Matjaž Zupančič: 20TH CENTURY FOG, dir. Matjaž Zupančič, produced by EN-KNAP Productions in collaboration with Slovenian Cinematheque
  • Group project: AND SO ON AND SO FORTH, dir. Bojan Jablanovec, produced by Via Negativa and Oblivia Helsinki                        

SHOWCASE

A selection of Slovenian productions presented to the international professional public and foreign critics. This year it is composed of all of the productions in the Competition programme and three of the Accompanying programmes.

  • Thomas Mann: THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN, dir. Mateja Koležnik, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana and Slovene Permanent Theatre Trieste
  • Based on plays by Marko Sosič As If in a Dream and Carlo Tolazzi The Bread of Waiting: TRIESTE, A CITY IN WAR, dir. Igor Pison, produced by Slovene Permanent Theatre Trieste, Il Rossetti – Permanent Theatre Friuli-Giulia and the association Casa del lavoratore teatrale
  • Ivana Sajko: EUROPE, A MONOLOGUE FOR MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, dir. Primož Ekart, produced by Imaginarni and Cankarjev dom
  • Frédéric Sonntag: GEORGE KAPLAN, dir. Jaka Andrej Vojevec, produced by Prešeren Theatre Kranj
  • Homer: THE ILIAD, dir. Jernej Lorenci, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana, Ljubljana City Theatre and Cankarjev dom
  • Henrik Ibsen: HEDDA GABLER, dir. Mateja Koležnik, produced by the Drama of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor
  • Franz Kafka: CASTLE, dir. Janusz Kica, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana
  • Ivan Cankar: THE SERFS, dir. Sebastijan Horvat, produced by Slovene Permanent Theatre Trieste
  • Goran Vojnović: YUGOSLAVIA, MY HOMELAND, dir. Ivica Buljan, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana
  • Nebojša Pop Tasić: MADAME BOVARY, based on Gustave Flaubert's novel, dir. Yulia Roschina, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica
  • Inspired by William Shakespeare's Hamlet: HAMLETTING, dir. Tjaša Črnigoj, produced by Ljubljana Puppet Theatre (in the frame of the project BiTeater)
  • Nika Leskovšek: DIY PERFORMANCE, dir. Nika Leskovšek, produced by Nika Leskovšek
  • Several authors: AND SO ON AND SO FORTH, dir. Bojan Jablanovec, produced by Via Negativa and Oblivia Helsinki

International Programme BRIDGES

The International Programme Bridges will present productions from Poland, Hungary, Serbia and Germany thus enabling a dialogue with the Slovenian theatre reality and inventiveness. The programme was selected by the artistic director Alja Predan.

  • PARADISE NOW? RE//MIX LIVING THEATRE, dir. Komuna// Warszawa, produced by Komuna// Warszawa, Poland
  • Agota Kristof: THE NOTEBOOK, dir. Csaba Horváth, produced by Forte Társulat and Szkéné Színház, Hungary
  • Heinrich von Kleist: THE BROKEN JUG, dir. Igor Vuk Torbica, produced by Jugoslovensko dramsko pozorište (Yugoslav Drama Theatre), Serbia
  • TRANSFORMING ACTS, installation by Penelope Wehrli and Detlev Schneider, produced by the German Centre ITI Berlin, Germany

POLISH FOCUS

This year’s Focus Section is dedicated to Polish dramatic literature and theatre. In order to acquaint the Slovenian public with the Polish dramatic literature, we have translated four contemporary plays that will be published by the Maribor Theatre Festival in the book Contemporary Polish Drama.

The Polish Focus will take place between 16 and 18 October and will comprise:

Three to four staged readings of Polish contemporary plays published in the book Contemporary Polish Drama (edited by Alja Predan, with a foreword by Goran Injac):

  • Magda Fertacz: Trash Story, translated by Tatjana Jamnik
  • Agnieszka Jakimiak: How To Be Loved, translated by Tatjana Jamnik
  • Paweł Demirski: Tęczowa Trybuna 2012 [The Rainbow Stand 2012], translated by Jana Unuk 
  • Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk: Walizka [The Suitcase], translated by Darja Dominkuš Inkret

Polish production PARADISE NOW? RE//MIX LIVING THEATRE, directed by Komuna// Warszawa, produced by Komuna// Warszawa, Poland

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA

1. Performing Arts, Migration, Politics: Slovenian Theatre as an Agent of Intercultural Exchange, organised by the Research Programme of the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television of the University of Ljubljana (AGRFT UL) in collaboration with the 50th Maribor Theatre Festival.

Date and location: 21 and 22 October 2015 // Anton Trstenjak Hall, Maribor University

The conference will focus on the politics, aesthetics and ethics of intercultural exchange between Slavic, Germanic and Romanic cultures in the Slovenian theatre production of the 20th and 21st centuries.

 

2. Theatre in the City, organised by the Research Programme of the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television of the University of Ljubljana (AGRFT UL) in collaboration with the 50th Maribor Theatre Festival.

Date and location: 23 October 2015 // National Liberation Museum Maribor

The international research group STEP (Project on European Theatre Systems) will present the results of a several-year research based on a multi-faceted comparative analysis of theatre in seven European cities: Maribor (Slovenia), Debrecen (Hungary), Tartu (Estonia), Groningen (the Netherlands), Aarhus (Denmark), Bern (Switzerland) and the Tyneside region in the UK.

EXHIBITIONS

50 Years of the Maribor Theatre Festival (co-produced by the Maribor Theatre Festival, National Liberation Museum Maribor and the Slovenian Theatre Institute in cooperation with Slovenian theatres).
This year we are celebrating half a century of the Festival that has marked not only the life of the capital of Slovenian Styria but also Slovenian culture in general, just as the capital of Slovenian Styria and the cultural and social life of Slovenians have marked and co-shaped the Festival.
Slovenian Theatre Institute in cooperation with the Novi ZATO. Institute has prepared two exhibitions:

  1. e-xhibition Maribor Theatre Festival 2014 (Borštnik Grand Prix Award: The Wedding and the Recipient of 2014 Borštnik Ring: Vlado Novak)
  2. e-xhibition on the recipients of the Borštnik Ring from 1970 to 2014. The latter exhibition will also be part of the exhibition 50 Years of the Maribor Theatre Festival.

The exhibitions will be online at sigledal.org as well as on the website of the Maribor Theatre Festival upon their presentation at this year’s Maribor Theatre Festival.

THE VISIBLE AND THE INVISIBLE

Two talks with the Maribor Theatre Festival audience and the backstage crews will take place in the Applied Arts Salon. They will be moderated by Tone Partljič, the long-time President of the Maribor Theatre Festival Board, renowned playwright and a charismatic personality of the city on the river Drava.

For this year’s edition, the Maribor Theatre Festival prepares two special conversations. The first one will be with the faithful audience as we are interested in the perspective of the synchronous presence of spectators and actors, the "visible” part of the theatre. The other conversation will be with the "invisible” people from the backstage whose knowledge, energy and devotion set in motion the routine and impeccable mechanism enabling the divine flashover between the audience and the festival event.
 

CONVERSATIONS ON LITERARY NOVELTIES in the field of performing arts will take place in Vetrinj Mansion and will be moderated by dramaturg Ksenija Repina Kramberger.

DISCUSSION ON PRODUCTIONS will take place in Vetrinj Mansion and will be moderated by dramaturg Simona Hamer and dramaturg and philosopher Nejc Valenti.

THE ACADEMY OF THEATRE, RADIO, FILM AND TELEVISION, UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA (AGRFT UL) AND THE FACULTY OF ARTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR (FF UM) AT THE MARIBOR THEATRE FESTIVAL

The already traditional collaboration between AGRFT UL and FF UM will take place this year as well. The programme:

Presentations of AGRFT productions from the school year 2014/15;

-     The playwriting workshop Instant Play/Performance at the First Grammar School Maribor for senior students;

The Maribor Theatre Festival daily bulletin as well as discussions on productions will be prepared with the participation of students of both academic institutions;
Conversations on literary novelties co-moderated by students of FF UM.

NEW INTERNATIONAL JURY OF EXPERTS

The five-member jury consists of three members from Slovenia:

Zala Dobovšek, dramaturg, critic and essayist
Katja Perat, poet, writer and editor
Krištof Jacek Kozak, theatre researcher and professor of literature at the Faculty of Humanistic Studies at the Primorska University,
and two from abroad:

Nina Mitrović, playwright and dramaturg from Zagreb,
Mikko Roiha, Berlin-based Finnish director and artistic director of the International Theatre Festival in Tampere, Finland.

 

BORŠTNIK RING JURY

The Borštnik Ring jury consists of five members: the artistic director of the Maribor Theatre Festival, one of the previous recipients of the Borštnik Ring and three experts from the field of theatre and film. The members of this year’s jury are Janez Hočevar, Vinko Möderndorfer, Mojca Jan Zoran, Metod Pevec and Alja Predan.

 

SELECTOR

The selector of the Competition and Accompanying Programmes of the 50th Maribor Theatre Festival is the editor-in-chief of Maska performing arts journal and the publishing house of the same name, the theatre researcher and critic, Amelia Kraigher.

The selector of the Competition and Accompanying Programmes of the 51st Maribor Theatre Festival will be Petra Vidali, critic and Editor-in-Chief of the Cultural section of the Slovenian daily newspaper Večer.

 

Exclusive

FESTIVAL JEWELLERY & E2RD GALLERY

This year, the Maribor Theatre Festival in cooperation with E2RD Gallery is preparing 50, an exclusive collection of jewellery. Comprised of fifty unique pieces, this special collection inspired by the Festival jubilee has been designed with an air of sophistication.

 

LOCATIONS

The Festival events will take place at the Slovene National Theatre Maribor, the First Grammar School Maribor, the Maribor Puppet Theatre, Štuk, Vetrinj Mansion, the University of Maribor, Salon uporabnih umetnosti (Applied Arts Salon), Maribor National Liberation Museum.

 

FESTBUS

The Maribor Theatre Festival is accessible to both visitors from the region of Ljubljana and foreigners whose departure point is Ljubljana because during the festival the Festbus will commute daily from Ljubljana to Maribor and back to Ljubljana for only 5 EUR round trip. Festbus transportation is available, however, only for those who have previously purchased tickets for the performance and made a reservation for a bus seat. Both tickets for the performances and bus seat reservations may be purchased at Ines Tours d.o.o, Gallusovo nabrežje 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Tel +386 1/421 39 44, +386 40 222 548, E-mail: info@ines-tours.si.

 

FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE, CUSTOM PACKAGE

Festivalgoers may custom select their own festival subscription packages. We are offering the CUSTOM PACKAGE, which gives visitors a 25% discount when purchasing at least four tickets to four different performances. As a bonus, Festival subscribers will get a ticket for the closing Festival awards ceremony. Subscribers of the CUSTOM PACKAGE may also purchase additional tickets at a discount.

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE ALSO THIS YEAR IN CANKARJEV DOM

From 1 September 2015, tickets for the 50th Maribor Theatre Festival will be available for purchase in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana and online at www.mojekarte.si.

 

PRE-SALES

Pre-sales take place from 1 September to 1 October 2015 (tickets will be available at the regular sale price from 2 to 25 October 2015).

DISCOUNTS (available only at the box office of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor with an identity card or certificate. The discount applies to regular ticket prices. Discounts are mutually exclusive and cannot be multiplied):

15% discount for the season subscribers of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor, retirees, members of the Maribor Slavic Association, grammar school and university students.
50% discount for "rush tickets” purchased 15 minutes before the performance.

 

A GIFT FOR THE SEASON SUBSCRIBERS OF THE SLOVENE NATIONAL THEATRE MARIBOR

Two hundred free tickets will be available for the season subscribers of the Drama of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor. The tickets will be available from 23 October 2015 at the box office of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor upon showing the subscriber I.D..

 

THE MARIBOR THEATRE FESTIVAL WEB STORE

Our web store is located at www.borstnikovo.si. The offer includes promotional products featuring this year’s total design of the Maribor Theatre Festival. Posters, almanacs and books from previous festival editions are also available for purchase.


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