In trust we hope; A Zoom-In on Drama, Omnibus
Authors of the project (idea and concept): Kim Komljanec and the SADA Playwrights’ Unit
Director: Kim Komljanec
Miha Mazzini: Safe
Manica Maver: Unsafe Safety
Simona Hamer: All the Web is a Stage
Jaka Andrej Vojevec: Is There Anybody out There?
Tomaž Lapajne Dekleva: How Can I Help You?
Kim Komljanec: author of the intermediary text
Performers: Gaja Filač, Vesna Jevnikar, Robert Korošec, Miha Rodman and Vesna Slapar
Technical production (image, sound, connectivity): Nejc Plevnik, Tim Kosi and Marko Koren
Consultants for the dramaturgy of writing for the web: Beatriz Cabur and Ulrike Syha
In hope we trust t is a theatre omnibus for the virtual space. In it, the creators and audience meet in an intangible world in which our actions and responses are very much real.
The months-long closure of Slovenian theatres due to the COVID-19 epidemic finally pushed Slovenian playwrights to explore theatre online. Still, most theatres resorted to broadcasting analogue productions created for the physical space (stage and auditorium). Around the world, however, web formats have abounded for years, offering a live and collective theatre experience. In Slovenia, the Week of Slovenian Drama is the first to experiment with such a project.
The web allows for endless forms of theatre that exist outside the physical space and linear time or in several physical spaces and time zones simultaneously, which all come together in the virtual space. This omnibus is an example of that: in it, five playwrights, led by Kim Komljanec, have created scripts for producing a combined broadcast using the Zoom platform.