Slovak National Theatre:13 premières scheduled for the centenary season of 2019/2020
SND Drama Company has scheduled eight première titles for the coming season in the Drama Hall and the Studio. The leitmotif is reflection of the art and theatre in our society. In the Drama Hall, we shall feature No Show Tonight, an original production by Jiří Havelka about an artist´s mission today. Another title to feature here isan adaptation of the Theatre Novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, staged by the directorial duo SKUTR. The programming further includes the Slovak classic by Jozef Hollý Kubo, as directed by Lukáš Brutovský. Last but not least, we are delighted to draw your attention to Scenes from Life (Ingmar Bergman), (kindly note that this is yet a working title, the title in Slovak is Scény zo života;). The production directed by Roman Polák touches upon the very heart of artistic endeavour.
The Studio will present a number of titles, including the contemporary British comedy The Play That Goes Wrongby Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sawyer and henry Shields (directed by Michal Vajdička) set in the context of theatre; two classical gems of Czech and Slovak realistic drama Sin / Her Stepdaughterby Jozef Gregor Tajovskýand Gabriela Preissová, respectively, staged by Matúš Bachynec; the small-scale story of the controversial Italian poet Torquato Tasso by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (directed by Jan Antonín Pitínský); as well as the Hamlet Machine by Heiner Müller (directed by Sláva Daubnerová).
We have a number of additional titles in store and shall present them in the Blue Salon. To name but one, the production of the play by Alexandra Salmela Strange Things (kindly note that this is yet a working title, the title in Slovak is Cudzô), as staged by Júlia Rázusová is intended for young audiences It is an exclusive international project within the European Theatre Convention.Within the framework of adventurous dramaturgy, we shall carry on working with independent companies, and will also present staged reading of the winning text from the competition Drama Witches.We shall also bring you a range of public discussions and popularisation events dedicated to the centenary of the SND.