2023/2024 — Season 68
Tjaša Črnigoj, Lina Akif, Tijana Todorović, Barbara Kapelj
The New Post Office

Sex Education II: Play

Directed by: Tjaša Črnigoj
Co-production: Mladinsko Theatre, Maska Ljubljana and City of Women
The project is part of a series of lecture-performances Sex Education II
Première: 8. 3. 2023
Thursday / 20 Jun / 20:00 / The New Post Office / Buy ticket
  • Costume design: Tijana Todorović
  • Set design: Barbara Kapelj
  • Juti's voice: Janja Majzelj
  • Tara's voice: Neda R. Bric
  • Music selection: Tjaša Črnigoj, Lina Akif, Tijana Todorović, Barbara Kapelj
  • Editing audio tapes and sound design: Jure Vlahovič
  • Lighting design: Tjaša Črnigoj, Igor Remeta, Manca Vukelič, Barbara Kapelj
  • Translation: Tina Malič
  • Stage manager: Demijan Pintarič

Doris Pandžić, Juta, Tara and Iris shared their experiences.


With the lecture-performance Play, the artists venture into the field of sexual practices in urban slang also known as kink. Play is based on interviews with women who practice BDSM (bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadism and masochism) and other unconventional practices, and whose sexual behaviour is either monogamous or non-monogamous. Such practices are still stigmatised in society as something perverse. While they are increasingly depicted in pop culture, their representation is almost always sloppy. Moreover, the very liminality of these practices actually increases the risk of abuse. It might therefore surprise many people to learn that practitioners actually emphasise self-care and care of others and focus on longer and deeper relationships, awareness of social roles, distance, ethical reflection, solidarity and creativity.

In the media

The audience enters the site together with the main performer Lina Akif. Dressed in a white Victorian-style dress (costume design by Tijana Todorović), she already paints a heterotopia, a space of transformation, deviance and deviation from everyday norms, next to the containers in front of the New Post Office. Through the actress's imagination, the containers in front of the building are transformed into a potential space of a polyamorous community, an ideal place where there is no more room for jealousy, possessiveness and abuse. We walk past a mannequin tied in the Japanese technique of shibari, and then head into the classroom of the New Post Office, where the performer addresses us with a first-person experience of BDSM practices. [...] In the performance, it suddenly seems that we are talking about sexuality in general, because after all, fetishes, human desires, passions and fantasies are part of our everyday lives, even if we keep them within the confines of the normative ideas of what sexuality should be.

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Testni poligon: Reparativne prakse za nov kulturni ekosistem je projekt, ki ga s podporo EU programa Kreativna Evropa razvijajo in izvajajo Kurziv – Platforma za vprašnja kulture, medijev in družbe, Združenje Stanisława Brzozowskega/Krytyka Polityczna in Maska Ljubljana. / The project Testing Ground: Reparative Practices for New Cultural Ecosystem is conceived and carried out by Kurziv – Platformfor Matters of Culture, Media and Society, Stanisław Brzozowski Association / Krytyka Polityczna and Maska Ljubljana, with the support of the EU programme Creative Europe.