Potential States


About the performance

If Kurdistan does not exist, do I? If Yugoslavia is dead, am I alive?

Three individuals, a writer, a director and an actress come together to work on a performance about Yugoslavia and Kurdistan.

As they try to collaborate on the project, it becomes evident that each of them follows their own agenda. Now, they are faced with the obstacles of navigating through their differences in their personalities, political opinions and their approache to theatre. Will the performers be able to work together, regardless of their different trajectories and interests?

Can you care about a fight that is not your own? Can you make your voice be heard while giving space to others? Can you connect to one another, regardless of the differences? Is connection even possible or is collaboration only a fiction?

The performance »Potential States« shows a transnational european performance in the making. By unfolding the variety of dynamics and circumstances that influence artwork, it reflects not only on states, borders and collective narratives but shows parallels between personal and geopolitical realities.

The play will be staged in English with a summary in Slovene.

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Performance dates:
18/19 September Intimate Stage GT22 (Moment), Maribor, Slovenia
23/24 September Glej Theater, Ljubljana, Slovenia
10/11 October Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany

About the authors of the concept:

Eva Nina Lampič (1985) works as a freelancer theatre director and devised performance maker. She graduated in Theatre Directing (University of Ljubljana, 2011) and holds MA in Theatre and Performance Studies (University of Sheffield, 2013). She has collaborated both with the national and city theaters (Slovenian National Theatre Drama Ljubljana, City Theatre Ljubljana, Slovenian National Theatre Nova Gorica) as well as the off-scene theaters venues (Glej Theatre, Ballhaus Ost, Moment). She did internships at Maxim Gorki Theater (2017), at Forced Entertainment (2013) and The Wooster Group (2013). In 2018, the project „Potential States“ got funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung Szenenwechsel. It’s a cross-border collaboration between her and Eva Nina Lampič over the time span of 2 years that will premiere in Slovenia and Germany.

Beliban zu Stolberg studied scritpwriting at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin
(DFFB) from 2015-2019. During her studies, she worked on films and webseries. Since her degree, she’s been working as a screenwriter, producer, dramaturg and playwright. She also writes prose, in 2018 her short story „Pelzland“ was published in the taz am wochenende. She’s represented by the agency Verlag der Autoren. In 2018, the project „Potential States“ got funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung Szenenwechsel. It’s a cross-border collaboration between her and Eva Nina Lampič over the time span of 2 years that will premiere in Slovenia and Germany.

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Concept: Eva Nina Lampič and Beliban zu Stolberg
Devised and performed by: Barbara Kukovec (Maribor, Ljubljana) Eva Nina Lampič, Beliban zu Stolberg, Linda Vaher (Berlin)
Stage design and documentation: Dani Modrej
Sound design: Aleš Zorec
Dramaturgical advisor: Fabian Löwenbrück
Production: Nika Bezeljak (Moment), Barbara Poček (Glej Theatre), Tina Pfurr (Ballhaus Ost)
Production management: Anna Mareike Holtz (ehrliche arbeit)
Thanks to: Jerko Bakotin, Boris Buden, Gülistan Gübrey, Gal Kirn, Erik Valenčič, Mitja Velikonja

Name of the Kernteam/Group:
Eva Nina Lampič and Beliban zu Stolberg

Support: Moment (Slovenia), Glej Theatre (Slovenia), Ballhaus Ost (Germany), Ministry of Culture (Republic of Slovenia), Municipality of Maribor, Municipality of Ljubljana, Szenewechselförderung der Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany)

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