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Goran Vojnović

Yugoslavia, My Country

Original title: Jugoslavija, moja dežela

First production

Director

Ivica Buljan

Opening night

11 April 2015
Main Stage

Duration:

190 minutes inc. interval

Yugoslavia, My Country is based on the eponymous novel translated into English under the title What Did You Do in the Yugoslav Wars, Daddy? which juxtaposes two images of the Balkans. One has been inscribed in a childhood memory, while the other one is spread out before the non-blinded eyes of an adult. Clearly, there are many different ways for these images to intertwine on stage, in so far as there are unbounded dimensions of stage realities. It is precisely the theatre-related profusion wherein resides the maximum potential for the staging of this novel. A theatre stage allows it in the most striking way to stage the simultaneity of different events, the simultaneity of the recalled and the real, the skipping between the these two, as well as the blurring of their boundaries. Vladan’s quest to find general Borojević, a war criminal, is indistinguishably interwoven with his memories of his father Nedeljko. In this way the audience can bear witness to the emergence of images of a twofold inner experience, as well as the images of the protagonist’s inner split. Ultimately, this may bring us closer to the core of the problem of our confrontation with crimes that have been committed in the name of the people by our good fathers, brothers, uncles, neighbours and friends.

* Music for Goran Vojnović’s song Izdan [Betrayed] by Darko Rundek.
Music on the recording performed by: Isabel (violin), Dušan Vranić Duco (keyboards, percussions, voice) and Darko Rundek (guitar, voice, mix, editing).

Creators

Creative team

ADAPTED BY

Goran Vojnović

Drama Igralec: Goran Vojnović | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Robert Waltl

Drama Igralec: Robert Waltl | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURG

Mojca Kranjc

Drama Igralec: Mojca Kranjc | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Aleksandar Denić

Drama Igralec: Aleksandar Denić | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Ana Savić Gecan

Drama Igralec: Ana Savić Gecan | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSERS

Rundek Cargo Trio*

Drama Igralec: Rundek Cargo Trio* | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Tatjana Stanič

Drama Igralec: Tatjana Stanič | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNERS

Son:DA

Drama Igralec: Son:DA | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT SET DESIGNER

Ajda Primožič

Drama Igralec: Ajda Primožič | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER

Andrej Vrhovnik

Drama Igralec: Andrej Vrhovnik | odpri ustvarjalca

TRAINER

Iztok Hodnik

Drama Igralec: Iztok Hodnik | odpri ustvarjalca

CONSULTANT FOR SERBIAN

Iva Babić

Drama Igralec: Iva Babić | odpri ustvarjalca

CONSULTANT FOR THE DIALECT OF VOJVODINA

Zoran Knežević

Drama Igralec: Zoran Knežević | odpri ustvarjalca

CONSULTANT FOR BOSNIAN

Saša Tabaković

Drama Igralec: Saša Tabaković | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Matjaž Tribušon

Nedeljko

Jernej Šugman

Emir

Filip Ekart Babić

Young Vladan

Maja KončarDrama Igralec: Maja Končar | odpri igralca

Macedonian singer

Aljaž Jovanović

Enes

Saša TabakovićDrama Igralec: Saša Tabaković | odpri igralca

Receptionist

Lina Ekart Babić

Nataša

Gaja Pöschl

Jovana

Aleksander Cavazza/Črt Veselko

Mišo

Zvezdana MlakarDrama Igralec: Zvezdana Mlakar | odpri igralca

Dream-waitress

Zvone HribarDrama Igralec: Zvone Hribar | odpri igralca, Maja KončarDrama Igralec: Maja Končar | odpri igralca, Saša TabakovićDrama Igralec: Saša Tabaković | odpri igralca, Jernej Šugman, Bojan EmeršičDrama Igralec: Bojan Emeršič | odpri igralca, Aljaž Jovanović, Nina IvanišinDrama Igralec: Nina Ivanišin | odpri igralca, Zvezdana MlakarDrama Igralec: Zvezdana Mlakar | odpri igralca, Uroš FürstDrama Igralec: Uroš Fürst | odpri igralca, Gregor BakovićDrama Igralec: Gregor Baković | odpri igralca, Nina ValičDrama Igralec: Nina Valič | odpri igralca, Iva BabićDrama Igralec: Iva Babić | odpri igralca, Lina Ekart Babić, Gaja Pöschl, Aleksander Cavazza, Črt Veselko, Benjamin KrnetićDrama Igralec: Benjamin Krnetić | odpri igralca

Wedding guests

Uroš Jezdić/Dejan Panić

Accordionist

Awards

Jernej Šugman – Borštnik Award for Acting

Ana Savić Gecan – Borštnik Award for Costume Design

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Festivals

2016

46th Week of Slovenian Drama, Kranj

2015

50th Maribor Theatre Festival

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