THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
A performance commemorating the 25th anniversary of Slovenian independence
This is a performance The Republic of Slovenia. In it, a retired intelligence officer tells a story about counting millions, then six important men ponder the fate of Slovenia which is turning into a mafia state, and in the end soldiers of character deal with a spy of character. This is a performance The Republic of Slovenia. It has been running for twenty-five years and it has been produced with your money. And all this time you have been – as an extra or as a big player – its part.
To celebrate its sixtieth anniversary, the Mladinsko Theatre, one of the most recognisable ambassadors of Slovenian art internationally, has committed itself to look with pride into events which have constituted the state, which have left a crucial imprint of the national fibre and have awakened us as national subjects, as citizens. The theatre is joined by the Maska Institute, founded at the exact same time as the events which made the Republic of Slovenia became the way she is.
Our citizen duty is to look at the post-independence period; at the time when dreams were no longer sufficient or allowed.
All the authors of the performance will remain anonymous. In this context, the individual simply isn’t important. What is important is the stat(ur)e.