A bitter comedy on everything we are prepared to suffer in order to obtain or retain a job
13 November 2015
Vesna Hauschild belongs to the youngest generation of Slovenian playwrights and in her play Inventory, she develops themes that are especially keenly felt by her peers. The play portrays a world where the screwed-up economy and unwise political decisions have led to a lack of employment for well-educated, talented, and diligent young people and closed the door to young people in general. The author is interested in what happens with a person in corporations in a situation of insecure employment and almost enslaving conditions, either at the lowest level of the hierarchy in search of a job, or one ranking slightly higher but still merely a link in a much longer chain, whose top-dog always remains invisible and is considered to have almighty, almost god-like power.
Inventory is a series of short, dynamic scenes, written in a lively modern language. Although the problems are serious, the play preserves a light basic tone, related to the television series genre. The author received the Young Playwright Award for this work at the 2013 Week of Slovenian Drama in Kranj.