As part of this year’s 56th Maribor Theatre Festival (Borštnikovo srečanje), Slovenia’s most significant theatre festival, MONTAЖ$TROJ is featured in the international selection with the performance YOUTH WITHOUT GOD. The guest performance was originally scheduled for October 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
The central Slovenian theater festival will be held in Maribor from June 14 to 27, 2021. Despite the uncertainty of these pandemic times, Maribor Theatre Festival has retained its international dimension. The backbone of the festival comprises eight international performances from last year’s unrealized competition program, while the accompanying program brings numerous other performances and events.
The performance YOUTH WITHOUT GOD is director Borut Šeparović’s authorial project based on the motifs from Ödön von Horváth’s novel of the same name and inspired by Franco Bifo Berardi’s work “Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide.” The performance was created through a co-production venture of the Zagreb Youth Theatre, the artist collective MONTAЖ$TROJ and the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. Since its premiere in February 2012 in Zagreb Youth Theatre, it has been well received by the audience and critics, especially during a guest performance at the 44th MOT International Theatre Festival in Skopje and the 53rd Belgrade International Theatre Festival in the same year, where it received thundering ovations. The performers are Bernard Tomić, Lucija Dujmović, Tina Orlandini, Ugo Korani, Ivan Pašalić and Toma Medvešek, with the virtual presence of Rakan Rushaidat as “the teacher.”
YOUTH WITHOUT GOD is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 7 pm in the Old Hall of the Slovene National Theater Maribor.