The Night Writer, a collaboration between the SNT Drama Ljubljana and the Troubleyn Theater, founded in the mid-1980s by the world famous Belgian multidisciplinary artist, screenwriter, director and choreographer Jan Fabre, is to be staged shortly. The director, set designer, costume designer and author of the video is Jan Fabre. He has chosen the Drama Ljubljana for his first theatre performance in the Slovenian language, starring Marko Mandić, a leading man of the Drama resident ensemble. The grand premiere of the performance, which will round off the repertoire of the 2020/21 season on the Small Stage, will take place on Saturday, 29 May, followed by two reruns on 31 May and 1 June.
The first Slovenian production of The Night Writer was originally planned as part of this year’s Drama Festival which has now been postponed to 2022 due to the epidemic. All three performances of The Night Writer are part of the programme of events under the common title Drama Outside the Door, symbolically paying tribute to the Drama Festival in May and June and completing the spring period of the 2020/21 season.
The Night Writer is an international theatre project by Jan Fabre. Following its world premiere in Belgium, Nachtschrijver (Troubleyn, Antwerp, 2016), was followed up by international performances in 2019 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of St. Petersburg’s Bolshoi Theatre. Directed by Fabre, Italian, French, Serbian and Lithuanian productions have been staged. The Slovenian version will be followed-up by a Croatian version.