So To Speak: Draft

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

Filip Dobranić (with Matej Recer): Enlistment

The author starts with the issue of neo-Nazism and the slow slide of individuals (even those who would not be expected to) into this ideology, and offers a practical philosophy as a way to combat this kind of societal disintegration, which he then elaborates on; Matej Recer stands by his side with theatrical illustrations and witty interventions, which successfully prevent the weight of the subject matter from pushing the viewer away.

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

Filip Dobranić


Matej Recer


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