Devised theatre project
The Tales of Our Childhood
Prešeren Theatre Kranj and SNT Nova Gorica
Director: Jernej Lorenci
Dramaturg: Matic Starina
Choreographer and assistant director: Gregor Luštek
Set designer: Branko Hojnik
Costume designer: Belinda Radulović
Composer: Branko Rožman
Language consultant: Maja Cerar
Lighting designer: Borut Bučinel
Make-up designer: Matej Pajntar
Assistant director (student): Živa Bizovičar
Assistant dramaturg (student): Nik Žnidaršič
Assistant set designer: Ana Johana Scholten
Assistants - observers: Marko Rangeo, Lucija Trobec, Luna Pentek
Gregor Zorc k. g.
About the performance
In The Tales of Our Childhood, Jernej Lorenci and his creative team question the role of fairy tales in individual lives, the archetypal meaning of fairy tales from their childhoods and the role of fairy tales in the collective unconscious. Together they want to get to the roots of their childhoods and "relive" the states and emotions they experienced during storytelling. In the director’s words: "We will return to our childhoods. The fairy tales we heard as children will help us recreate the time in which we felt completely safe, completely whole, merged with the other, the narrator, and ourselves. We will try to carefully reconstruct particular narratives, particular evenings, persons-narrators, spaces, light, scents, voices and feelings. We ourselves, parents or not, are storytellers. We will try to reconstruct our evenings, too. Some of the narrators from our childhoods might already be deceased. What once upon a time and ever after are to fairy tales, birth and death are to life. ‘Life is pregnant with death,’ says Emile Cioran. We will try to intertwine the circular time of fairy tales with the linear time of life and bring the dead back to life. Because a fairy tale is an exit from time, it is above time and for all times. And all years. Therefore: an ode to the fairy tale, an ode to the imagination, an acceptance of death."
The production is 3 hours and 20 minutes long and has one interval.