So To Speak: Only the paranoid survive

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

Renata Salecl (with Romana Šalehar): Only the paranoid purvive

Two acquaintances meet in a hairdresser’s salon, one a philosopher researching the Bannon’s politics of right-wing populism, the other a well-known businesswoman who has decided to enter politics (played by Romana Šalehar). The businesswoman tries to convince the philosopher to become her political advisor, and in a dynamic dialogue between theory and practice, it turns out that the meeting may not have been purely coincidental.

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

Renata Salecl


Romana Šalehar


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