53rd Week of Slovenian Drama

Selector of 53rd Week of Slovenian Drama

Selector of 53rd Week of Slovenian Drama

Rok Bozovičar graduated from the UL Faculty of Arts in philosophy and comparative literature and continued his doctoral studies at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. Since 2012, he has worked as a theatre critic, first for Radio Študent and then as a critic and a journalist for Radio Slovenia, Dnevnik newspaper and the portal Kritika. He is also an editor, writer, moderator and dramaturg. In 2021, he co-edited with Pia Brezavšček the performing arts journal Maska and the web portal Neodvisni.art. He was the selector of the 55th Maribor Theatre Festival (2020) and the 11th Biennial of Puppetry Artists of Slovenia (2021). He has also been or is currently a member of expert juries and commissions (Prešeren Award, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Week of Slovenian Drama, City of Maribor). He is a member of the Association of Theatre Critics and Researchers of Slovenia and the Contemporary Dance Association Slovenia.

The Jury for the Slavko Grum Award, the Young Playwright Award and the Grün–Filipič Award

Tomaž Toporišič is a dramaturg, theatre researcher and professor of dramaturgy and performing arts as well as the vice-dean at the UL AGRFT and a guest professor for the sociology of theatre at the UL Faculty of Arts. He is the author of several papers and academic monographs. His primary fields of research are theory and history of performing practices and literature (particularly interactions between the two fields), semiotics of culture and cultural studies.

Vesna Jevnikar first encountered stage and film as a child and performed at the Prešeren Theatre before it became professionalised. Her professional debut came when she appeared on the stage of the Ljubljana City Theatre, still as a student. She collaborated with this theatre several times before graduating, and she appeared in several films and television projects. After graduation, she spent some years freelancing but then joined the Celje City Theatre ensemble. In 1998, she moved to Prešeren Theatre Kranj. She has won more than ten awards for her work in theatre, film and radio.

Jakob Ribič is a young researcher at the UL AGRFT. Between 2015 and 2019, he was a member of the editing board of the academy’s journal Adept and, between 2018 and 2022, he co-authored the weekly radio programme Teritorij teatra (for Radio Študent). Since 2022, he has been the co-editor of the web portal Neodvisni. He publishes articles in professional and academic journals, theatre programmes and collections of papers and has been a jury member or a selector at different festivals and competitions. He received the UL AGRFT Student Prešeren Award for his bachelor's thesis (2018) and for his master’s thesis (2020).

The Jury for the Šeligo Award and Other Festival Awards

Diana Koloini is a dramaturg, researcher and translator. She was a resident dramaturg at the SNT Nova Gorica and SNT Drama Ljubljana but has worked as a guest dramaturg on productions in almost all Slovenian theatres. She was the head of the theatre and contemporary dance programme in Cankarjev dom and the artistic manager of the Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste and Drama SNT Maribor. She is the author of two books, the first about the myth of Don Juan, and the second about female characters in Moliere’s plays.

Anđelka Nikolić graduated from the Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of Drama, University of Belgrade. She has won numerous awards for her directing, among them the award for the best director at the Festival of Professional Theatres of Vojvodina and the Sterija Award, the highest national award in the field of theatre art in Serbia. She has directed several plays in Slovenian institutional and independent theatres (among others: Something in the Air (AlAraf) (V. Bartol, Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste); Scared, Me (M. Krese, Prešeren Theatre Kranj); Antigone (Sophocles, Celje City Theatre)) and co-authored plays with Milan Marković and Dimitrije Kokanov. She translates from English and French.

Tery Žeželj holds a bachelor’s degree from the programme Dramaturgy and Performing Arts UL AGRFT and a master’s from the programme Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy, University of Utrecht. As a student, she worked on productions as a dramaturg and also did an internship working on the archives of Framer Framed in Amsterdam and curated the proposal for the performing arts programme. Once she graduated, she started working on the day after yesterday, a long artistic practice with Madison Jollife. In January 2022, she began a two-year research, Multispecies Landscapes, at Bunker Ljubljana. She is currently navigating among several roles and relationships: as a dramaturg/artist, editor and a co-traveller in dramaturgy and production.