So To Speak: Five plans for microglobalisation

The cycle of theatrical essays, So To Speak, brings original texts performed by their authors

Blaž Šef: Five Plans For Microglobalisation

In this original contribution, the actor uses several different media to tackle a topic that has marked his home town of Vitanje, and in a big sweep presents the history of this place that has been typical – and would continue to be so had not… had not a series of coincidences led to the creation of one of the most visionary contemporary Slovenian architectures with an equally visionary content; in the second part of the essay, Šef looks more closely at the origins of KSEVT (Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies) and its disintegration, and offers a perspective for the future.

The series of theatre essays So to Speak, created under the curatorial direction of Boštjan Narat, is a novelty in the Slovenian theatre scene. These are philosophically and theoretically inspired texts with a strongly expressed literary dimension, possibly enriched with a personal touch – texts performed on stage by their authors themselves in tandem with an acting partner. It is therefore a new theatrical format that successfully combines in-depth reflection on current (or eternal) topics and their dynamic presentation, thus breaking down the preconception that the two do not often go hand in hand.


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Past performances

05. march 2022 / Nova pošta, Ljubljana

Blaž Šef


Boštjan Narat


Nada Žgank


New Post Office (Mladinsko theatre and Maska Ljubljana) and Moment Maribor


Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana, Mestna občina Maribor