Slovensko narodno gledališče Nova Gorica

Miha Nemec, Nejc Valenti

Life®anti

A baptismal production

on programme

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co-production

Glej Theatre, TNK (Teater na konfini) and the School of Arts at the University of Nova Gorica.

Performing

premiere

06. March 2011, Gledališče Glej, Ljubljana
Second premiere 17. April 2011, SNG Nova Gorica

about text

The Suppliers are a theatre event. The Suppliers are slandering.
slander [‘slɑ:ndəʳ]
n
1. (Law) Law
a. defamation in some transient form, as by spoken words, gestures, etc.
b. a slanderous statement, etc.
2. any false or defamatory words spoken about a person; calumny
vb
to utter or circulate slander (about)
[via Anglo-French from Old French escandle, from Late Latin scandalum a cause of offence; see SCANDAL]
slanderer n
slanderous adj
slanderously adv
slanderousness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003.

The Suppliers is a script that was created from newspaper articles published in Slovenski narod back in 1900. The articles “Director's Report”, “Thalia”, “Your Thalia” and “Our Thalia, Our Tyranny” [Poročilo intendanta, Talija, Vaša Talija! in Naša Talija naše trinoštvo] are the worst kind of cultural and intellectual mudslinging that the Slovenian public (cultural and wider) could follow in the media of that time. The Suppliers are the Wild West of our cultural history. It took place in the period of the “division of spirits”, harsh party and ideological antagonisms that were offering brighter, but also darker glimpses of the future. And where can we find ourselves? Is our time really so far from the debates of those days?

Influenced by theatre backstage (which left no author cold, not even the likes of Chekhov, Bulgakov and Chaplin who used this “theatre within theatre” to create “classics”), Nemec wrote his script for The Suppliers. He got the leadership of the famous avant-garde Theatre Glej in Ljubljana (which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year) interested, and our theatre – the author’s parent theatre, which also celebrates 40 years since its first professional performance – to enter the project as a co-producer. Two other co-producers are the School of Arts at the University of Nova Gorica (Department of New Media) under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Purg and KD TNK – Teater na konfini (Theatre on the Border) from Nova Gorica.

technical notes

Photo by Urška Boljkovac and Peter Uhan.

View complete schedule for the show

  • 16. 10. 2010 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej
  • 27. 11. 2010 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej Ljubljana
  • 11. 12. 2010 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej
  • 22. 01. 2011 at 22.01. Glej Ljubljana
  • 23. 01. 2011 at 20.00. Glej Ljubljana
  • 06. 03. 2011 at 20.00.
  • 17. 04. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 17. 06. 2011 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej, Ljubljana
  • 18. 06. 2011 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej, Ljubljana
  • 02. 09. 2011 at 19.00. Festival Prestopi, Maribor
  • 24. 09. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 27. 09. 2011 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 10. 10. 2011 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej Ljubljana
  • 11. 10. 2011 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej Ljubljana
  • 17. 10. 2011 at 20.00. Kosovelov dom Sežana
  • 18. 10. 2011 at 19.00. 46. festival Borštnikovo srečanje Maribor
  • 19. 10. 2011 at 19.30. SLG Celje
  • 03. 12. 2011 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 24. 01. 2012 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej Ljubljana
  • 03. 02. 2012 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 26. 03. 2012 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 03. 04. 2012 at 20.00. 42. teden slovenske drame, Prešernovo gledališče Kranj
  • 18. 04. 2012 at 19.30. Slovenski festival komornega gledališča SKUP, Mestno gledališče Ptuj
  • 25. 05. 2012 at 23.00. 6. gledališki festival Prelet, Slovensko mladinsko gledališče Ljubljana
  • 03. 11. 2012 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej Ljubljana
  • 04. 11. 2012 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej Ljubljana
  • 17. 11. 2012 at 20.00. Kulturni dom Tolmin,
  • 25. 11. 2012 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej Ljubljana
  • 26. 11. 2012 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej Ljubljana
  • 27. 11. 2012 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 16. 03. 2013 at 19.30. Mestno gledališče Ptuj
  • 19. 03. 2013 at 20.00. Kinogledališče Tolmin
  • 12. 04. 2013 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej Ljubljana
  • 13. 04. 2013 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej Ljubljana
  • 07. 09. 2014 at 20.00. Gledališče Glej, Ljubljana
  • 14. 09. 2014 at 20.00. Festival FIAT, Podgorica, Črna Gora