Watch Damned Be the Traitor of His Homeland! – 29. 4.
Damned Be the Traitor of His Homeland!
Directed by: Oliver Frljić
Dramaturgy: Borut Šeparović, Tomaž Toporišič
Set and costume design, music selection: Oliver Frljić
Assistant director and movement consultant: Matjaž Farič
Sound design: Silvo Zupančič
Lighting design: Oliver Frljić, Tomaž Štrucl
Production management: Tina Malič
Stage manager: Urša Červ / Liam Hlede
In this performance, Oliver Frljić deals with love and hate towards theatre; the framework for his questioning of the limits of artistic and civic freedom are the fragments of a story about the disintegration of Yugoslavia, a symbolic space inhabited by actors full of dilemmas we all encounter, but to which we often willingly turn a blind eye. The universality of the play was confirmed during very successful performances at prominent festivals. Likewise, as the critic of the French Le Figaro wrote, everybody agrees that “the performance hits hard, and intentionally. […] These actors […] believe in the power of theatre that connects, enlightens, acts. In our spoilt society where stages are saturated with ‘cultural products’ with no flavour, this is very good news.”
Borštnik award for best young actor at the Maribor Theatre Festival 2010 to Uroš Kaurin
Borštnik award for outstanding collective creation at the Maribor Theatre Festival 2010
Župančič award 2011 to Primož Bezjak, among others also for his role in Damned Be the Traitor of His Homeland!
award for for the courage in development of the genre of political theatre, International Festival of New Theatre, Omsk, Russia (2013)
The play will be performed on the lower stage of the Mladinsko Theatre, and it will be broadcasted live on the Third Stage website with high-resolution cameras, which provide the best possible experience for spectators.