2019/2020 — Season 64
The New Post Office

The Game

Directed by: Žiga Divjak
Co-production: Mladinsko Theatre and Maska Ljubljana
Text based on the testimonies, collected in database Border Violence Monitoring.
Première: 10. 6. 2020
Friday / 28 Aug / 20:00 / Lower hall / Buy ticket
Saturday / 29 Aug / 20:00 / Lower hall / Buy ticket
Sunday / 30 Aug / 20:00 / Lower hall / Buy ticket
Monday / 31 Aug / 20:00 / Lower hall / Buy ticket
Tuesday / 1 Sep / 20:00 / Lower hall / Buy ticket
Wednesday / 2 Sep / 20:00 / Lower hall / Buy ticket
Saturday / 5 Sep / 20:00 / Kostanjevica na Krki
Thursday / 10 Sep / 21:00 / Lower hall / Closed
Friday / 11 Sep / 20:00 / Lower hall / Closed
  • Research assistant: Maja Ava Žiberna
  • Assistant director: Ana Lorger, Nika Prusnik Kardum
  • Dramaturgical collaborator: Katarina Morano
  • Set design: Igor Vasiljev
  • Costume design: Tina Pavlović
  • Music; sound and video design: Blaž Gracar
  • Speech advisor: Mateja Dermelj
  • Translation of the recording: Barbara Skubic
  • Lighting design and stage manager: Igor Remeta
  • Production and stage manager: Tina Dobnik

People who have walked across half of the world to escape wars, persecution, violence and crushing poverty, call the last stretch of their route, the stretch that takes them from Bosnia and Herzegovina to a safe destination in the European Union, the game.

The game has no rules, laws don’t apply, the powers of the police is limitless, the violence increasingly brutal, the dangers increasingly more dangerous, the possibilities smaller and smaller, and the destination further and further … Many try several times, even twenty or thirty times; it’s a numbers game.

For many, the game is fatal. Available records show that around twenty people have thus far lost their lives on our borders.

The Game, a devised theatre project, will study the role and responsibility of Slovenia and its border policy for lives and fates of the people on the run.

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Special thanks to Behnaz Aliesfahanipour, Hamza Aziz, Khalid Ali, Zaher Amini, Desmond, Reza, the Ahmmad family, Miha Turk, Anela Dedić, Nidžara Ahmetašević, Miha Blažič, Barbara Vodopivec, Uroš Škerl Kramberger, Kristina Božič, Aljaž Vrabec, Urša Regvar, Andraž Rožman, Dino Bauk, Faila Pašić Bišić, Milena Zajović Milka, François (MSF), Simon Campbell, Matej Povše, Dubravka Vranjac, Marko Pogačar, Tina Zorman, Ivan Šelih, Bruno Álvarez, Jernej Potočnik, Aco Todorović, Ivan Šikora, Info Kolpa, Are You Syrious, No Name Kitchen, Border Violence Monitoring, Legal-Informational Centre for NGOs, Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia, Jože Goričar Central Social Sciences Library, ADRA Slovenia, and most of all to the residents of the Vič Asylum Centre, who shared their stories with us, and people in transit we met in Velika Kladuša and Bihać.