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Katarina Stegnar, Urška Brodar, Jure Novak

Katarina on Demand

Glej Theatre and Poza Institute


Authors: Katarina Stegnar, Urška Brodar, Jure Novak
Costume designer: Dajana Ljubičić (Squat)
Make-up artist: Tanja Vojnović (MUD)
Lighting designer: Grega Mohorčič
Assistant to lighting designer: Krišjānis Elviks
Technical support: Grega Mohorčič, Martin Lovšin
Photography: Ivian Kan Mujezinović
Executive producer: Inga Remeta
Special thanks: Cankarjev dom, SNT Drama



Katarina Stegnar
Jure Novak

About the performance

Original title: Katarina po naročilu

baptismal performance

Première: 18 May 2015
70 minutes, no interval

After previously focusing on depression, the second part of the trilogy created by this artistic troika focuses on aggression and shows it in the relationship between the director and an actress preparing the staging of Dürrenmatt’s The Assignment. This time as well, they’re tackling the problems of performing in theatre: what is fiction, what is reality and where are their borders.

Katarina on Demand is successful because the authenticity it strives for comes naturally. The performers we watch are truly skilled in mimicking themselves, while the one we don’t see is skilled in intertwining and layering different textual and vital realities, which in the end make it difficult to evaluate who is in fact torturing whom and what has happened to all of us. It is so very authentic that it becomes markedly dramatic in its authenticity, if not even parabolic. I suspect that it didn’t bring about the dream jobs that the participants were shooting for, but for sure it managed to make some cultural worker sitting on the floor of Glej think, because he’s in the same shit. God knows there are quite a few of them.
(Katja Perat, Mladina)


Photo gallery

Katarina on Demand <em>Photo: Ivian Kan Mujezinović </em>
Photo: Ivian Kan Mujezinović
Katarina on Demand <em>Photo: Ivian Kan Mujezinović </em>
Photo: Ivian Kan Mujezinović