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Slovensko narodno gledališče Nova Gorica (SNG Nova Gorica)
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Trg Edvarda Kardelja 5, SI-5000 Nova Gorica
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Maja Jerman Bratec, Director
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Phone386 (0) 5 335 2210
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Marko Bratuš, Artistic Director
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Dominika Prijatelj, Public Relations
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  • Theatre without Borders international festival (MEJNIFEST), 2004
    Project summary


Past Events
  • 14 July to 19 July 2017
    Madame Bovary, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, A Conference of Birds, produced by Glej Theatre, and A Continental Divide by Barbara K. Anderlič, at Women's Prison in Segovia, Spain
    programme
  • 2 June 2017
    A "junk opera" by Tiger Lillies Struwwelpeter, directed by Ivana Djilas and produced by Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Kazalište Kerempuh in Zagreb, Croatia
    programme
  • 24 May 2017
    Conspiracy of Silence, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica and MN Dance Company, at Rotterdamse Schouwburg in Rotterdam, Netherlands
    programme
  • 29 April 2017
    Old Clown Wanted, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at National Theatre Mostar in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    programme
  • 27 March 2017
    Steel Magnolias, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica and co-produced by Koper Theatre, at The Novi Said Theatre in Novi Sad, Serbia
    programme
  • 26 March 2017
    Steel Magnolias, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica and co-produced by Koper Theatre, at Sombor National Theatre in Sombor, Serbia
    programme
  • 2 March 2017
    Primož Suhodolčan's Animal News, co-produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica and Koper Theatre, at Kulturni center Lojze Bratuž in Gorizia/Gorica, Italy
    programme
  • 25 January 2017
    What is essential is invisible to the eye by Simona Hamer (Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica) at Privacy and Power, a discussion and film screenings on the occasion of world data privacy day, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Washington, at Goethe-Institut Washington in Washington, USA
    programme
  • 18 January 2017
    Ondine, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste in Trieste/Trst, Italy
    programme
  • 13 January 2017
    Conspiracy of Silence, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Cormòns Teatro Comunale in Cormons, Italy
    programme
  • 6 December to 10 December 2016
    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Mini Theatre and Ptuj City Theatre, at Centre Dramatique National in Orléans, France
    programme
  • 9 August 2016
    Tartuffe, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at the 62nd Split Summer Festival at Croatian National Theatre Split Courtyard in Split, Croatia
    programme
  • 2 July to 6 July 2016
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, produced by the Koper Theatre, No Tears for Queers, produced by ŠKUC Association and Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre, Madame Bovary, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Plato: The Apology of Socrates, produced by Potodom, and Hero 1.0, produced by Mladinsko Theatre and KUD Moment, at the Golden Lion International Festial of Chamber Theatre in Umag, Croatia
    programme
  • 15 June 2016
    Become a Street Lamp (Srečko Kosovel), produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at the 24th Theatre Marathon at National Theatre Sombor in Sombor, Serbia
    programme
  • 13 June 2016
    Become a Street Lamp (Srečko Kosovel), produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Atelje 212 in Belgrade, Serbia
    programme
  • 19 March to 20 March 2016
    Meet You at Noah’s Ark at 8, produced by Mini Theatre, and The Wizard of Oz, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at the 16th Naj, naj, naj Festival at Žar ptica City Theatre in Zagreb, Croatia
    programme
  • 28 February 2016
    Antonton, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Gorizia Cultural Centre in Gorizia/Gorica, Italy
    programme
  • 17 December to 18 December 2015
    Fabiani – the Art of Living, co-produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Teatro Comunale G. Verdi in Gorizia/Gorica, Italy
    programme
  • 17 December to 20 December 2015
    Pretty Vida, co-produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste and the Prešeren Theatre Kranj, at Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste in Trieste/Trst, Italy
    programme
  • 15 December to 16 December 2015
    Pretty Vida, co-produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste and the Prešeren Theatre Kranj, at Gorizia Cultural Centre in Gorizia/Gorica, Italy
    programme
  • 22 October 2015
    Urban Tales, produced by M&N Dance Company, Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Celinka Association and Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre, at the 25th Theatre Festival Castello di Gorizia at Gorizia Cultural Centre in Gorizia/Gorica, Italy
    programme
  • 16 October 2015
    Urban Tales, produced by M&N Dance Company, Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Celinka Association and Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre, at the Scena Otwarta International Dance Theatre Festival at Centrum Sztuki Mościce in Tarnów, Poland
    programme
  • 2 October to 5 October 2015
    Sad Sam Lucky by Matija Ferlin, produced by Emanat Institute, and Encounter, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at the 55th International Theatre Festival MESS at Sarajevski ratni teatar SARTR in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    programme
  • 29 August to 2 September 2015
    Svetlana Makarovič's Dead Man Comes for His Sweetheart, produced by the Prešeren Theatre Kranj and Ptuj City Theatre, Tobelija, co-produced by B-51 Cultural Society, Cyril and Methodius, Who Are You?!, co-produced by New European Theatre Action (NETA), Hurrah, Nosferatu!, directed by Simona Semenič and produced by Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica and Mladinsko Theatre, at the NETA 2015 International Theatre Festival at National Theatre of Bucharest in Bucharest, Romania
    programme
  • 30 June to 1 July 2015
    #Pornographia, produced by Mini Theatre and Hybrid Theatre, and Become a Street Lamp, produced by Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at the Golden Lion International Festival of Chamber Theatre at National Open University Ante Babić in Umag, Croatia
    programme
  • 17 June 2015
    Nora Gregor – the Hidden Continent of Memory, co-produced by Mladinsko Theatre and the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at the 23rd Theatre Marathon Theatre on Film/Film in Theatre at Sombor National Theatre in Sombor, Serbia
    programme
  • 16 June 2015
    Nora Gregor – the Hidden Continent of Memory, co-produced by Mladinsko Theatre and the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia
    programme
  • 6 June to 8 June 2015
    Tartuffe, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, and Schweik, produced by the Ljubljana City Theatre (MGL) and Koper Theatre, at the 39th Fadil Hadžić Satire Days at Kerempuh Satirical Theatre, Zagreb Youth Theatre in Zagreb, Croatia
    programme
  • 8 May 2015
    Nora Gregor – the Hidden Continent of Memory, also co-produced by Mladinsko Theatre and the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna, at Schauspiel Graz in Graz, Austria
    programme
  • 31 March 2015
    Nora Gregor – the Hidden Continent of Memory, also co-produced by Mladinsko Theatre and the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Rossetti Teatro Stabile del Friuli-Venezia Giulia in Trieste/Trst, Italy
    programme
  • 27 March 2015
    Nora Gregor – the Hidden Continent of Memory, also co-produced by Mladinsko Theatre and the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Il Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi in Gorizia/Gorica, Italy
    programme
  • 18 December 2014
    Filumena Marturano, produced the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica and Koper Theatre, at Croatian National Theatre in Split, Croatia
    programme
  • 8 September to 14 September 2014
    Liferanti, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Cultural Association Teater na konfini, School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, and Glej Theatre, The Second Freedom, produced by the Pekinpah Association and Bunker Institute, at F I A T Festival of International Alternative Theatre, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Podgorica, at KIC Budo Tomović in Podgorica, Montenegro
    programme
  • 18 June 2014
    Iztok Mlakar's Everyman, produced by Koper Theatre and the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Komigo 2014 at Kulturni dom Gorica in Gorizia/Gorica, Italy
    programme
  • 30 April 2014
    Filumena Marturano, produced the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica and Koper Theatre, at the 24th Marulič Days festival of Croatian drama at Croatian National Theatre in Split, Croatia
    programme
  • 28 April to 29 April 2014
    Antonton, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at the 11th International Children's Theatre Festival Little Ladies Little Gentlemen at İrfan Şahinbaş Sahnesi in Ankara, Turkey
    programme
  • 31 March 2014
    Filumena Marturano, produced the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica and Koper Theatre, at Istrian National Theatre in Pula, Croatia
    programme
  • 24 March 2014
    Encounter, produced by the the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Gorizia Cultural Centre in Gorizia/Gorica, Italy
    programme
  • 15 February to 16 February 2014
    Iztok Mlakar's Everyman, produced by Koper Theatre and the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, at Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste/Trst, Italy
    programme
  • 23 April 2012
    Antuntun directed by Tijana Zinaić, produced by Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica at the 10 Starlit Year - Children Theatre Festival at Pozorište Zvezdarište Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia
    programme
  • 17 April 2012
    Antonton directed by Tijana Zinaić, produced by Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica at the 5th Festival of Croatian Drama for Children Mali Marulić in Split, Croatia
    programme
  • 31 March 2012
    How Antuntun's Living directed by Tijana Zinajić produced by Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica presented at the Naj Naj Naj Festival at Žar ptica City Theatre in Zagreb, Croatia
    programme


Originally established in 1955 as Gorica City Theatre and upon going professional, changing its name in 1969 to Primorsko dramsko gledališče, the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica is one of the youngest professional theatres in Slovenia. It became one of the three state-owned theatres in 2003 (see also Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana and Slovene National Theatre Maribor). Its geographic position – situated at the junction of the Slovene and Italian culture – has exerted a substantial influence on the role and orientation of the theatre.

Designed by award-winning architect Vojteh Ravnikar and featuring a fully-equipped 360-seat hall, the SNG Nova Gorica building remains to date the only new theatre built in Slovenia in the 2nd half of the 20th Century. The new Small Stage (108 seats) was opened in March 2011 with a premiere of the The Bitter Fruits of Justice by Milan Jesih.

About

The repertoire of SNG Nova Gorica comprises contemporary and classical plays staged by established as well as younger Slovene directors and also by several directors from abroad (e.g., Andreas Ingenhaag, Georgij Paro, Paolo Magelli, Janusz Kica). The programme features new texts by Slovene and foreign authors. Special emphasis is placed on the theatre of the absurd (Ionesco, Beckett), Mediterranean authors (Goldoni, Ruzante, Machiavelli, Držić, etc.), and particularly on comedies, which are marked by Mediterranean temperament and often by the usage of dialect and are well accepted by both the critics and the audience. Thus the 2007 farce Duohtar pod mus!, based on Molière's text, directed by Vito Taufer and co-produced by Koper Theatre, received the 2008 Audience Award for best performance at the Slovene Drama Week and at the Days of Comedy festival, while Georges Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear (Bolha v ušesu ali kaplja čez rob) (2007), directed by Janusz Kica, received the Jury Award for Best Comedy at the Days of Comedy 2008. SNG Nova Gorica productions appear at different festivals, such as Borštnik Theatre Festival, Slovene Festival of Chamber Theatre (SKUP), Primorska Summer Festival, and are often awarded, including the Borštnik Grand Prix for Endgame (1999) and Meanwhile (2005).


Programme

SNG Nova Gorica stages six (or more) premières per season with guest actors often joining the permanent cast of 22 actors. Reflecting on the thirty years of the theatre's professional activity, the 2009/2010 season programme included works that played a significant role in the theatre's history, namely: Carlo Goldoni's A Curious Mishap [Nenavadna prigoda], directed by Luka Martin Škof; Chekov's Uncle Vanya [Striček Vanja], directed by Mateja Koležnik; Pirandello's grotesque Right You Are - If You Think You Are [Kaj je resnica?], directed by Dušan Mlakar; Colloquies, Soliloquies [Pogovori, samogovori] directed by Jaša Jamnik; Pierre de Marivaux's The Island of Slaves [Otok sužnjev], directed by Zvone Šedlbauer; and Andraž Golc's Ducks [Race], based on motifs from Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and directed by Nika Melink.

In addition to its regular programme, the theatre participates in co-productions and organises guest performances by Slovene and foreign theatre, music, ballet and dance groups. Its most recent co-productions include the performance Eda - The Rusjan Brothers Story [Eda - zgodba bratov Rusjan] (2009) by Neda Rusjan Bric, co-produced by Mladinsko Theatre; A Passage to Jajce [Pot v Jajce] (2009) by Sebastijan Horvat, Andreja Kopač, and Eva Nina Lampič, co-produced with Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana, The Cabinet Minister's Wife [Gospa Ministrica] (2008), directed by Dušan Jovanović and co-produced with Koper Theatre, etc.

The theatre also offers programmes for children and youth. Two of its season ticket programmes are aimed at children (Tiny Snail, Big Snail). The Gorizia Roundabout [Gorški vrtiljak] presents a number of guest children's performances of different Slovene theatres and theatre groups (in 2009, the programme included performances by Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, Mini Theatre, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, etc.).

In addition the theatre produces amateur youth performances at the Amateur Youth Stage (AMO).

Touring

Almost half of SNG Nova Gorica productions are presented on tour in Slovenia or abroad. Vito Taufer's staging of The Bald Soprano [Plešasta pevka], in the repertory since 1995, has toured to many theatre festivals across the world (Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Macedonia) and was proclaimed the best performance of the Festival Internacional Teatro a Mil in Santiago, Chile.


International cooperation

In 2001 SNG Nova Gorica joined the European Theatre Convention (ETC), and in 2004 it organised the ETC festival with the title Theatres of Europe: Mirror of Displaced Populations, which was funded by the European Commission and its Culture 2000 programme. The Festival took place in early 2004 and included 16 performances from around the world, including groups from Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Slovakia, Norway, Lithuania, and Slovenia. Four of these performances were world premières. SNG Nova Gorica was one of initiators of the New European Theatre Action (NETA).

See also

Slovene National Theatres

International cooperation activities

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