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Simona Semenič - Tomi Janežič


Director: Tomi Janežič
Premier: 2023-12-07 (4 days ago)

Theatre performance “1978” directed by Slovenian theatre director Tomi Janežič at Timisoara Hungarian Theatre is about Romania in the 70s, a trans-generational documentary fiction based on actors’ and director’s personal stories. It is a story about communist times, which grows out of a Romanian apartment, a story related to many local and global events that connect the regions of Timisoara and Nova Gorica (Slovenia) - on the border with Italy - cities that were both part of the same country once upon a time: the Austro-Hungarian empire. More then hundred years ago dozens of thousands of Hungarian soldiers fought at Isonzo front.

“1978” is part of theatre dodecalogy (twelve performances) Destin(y)ation, that involve(s) theatres from several countries for the European Capital of Culture 2025 in Janežič's home city Nova Gorica/Gorizia (Slovenia/Italy). Simona Semenič - a prominent Slovenian playwright with whom Janežič collaborated in the past - works on a dodecalogy of miniature plays, which are one of the connecting parts of the twelve performances. The dodecalogy grows from the space of childhood (and its relation to other cities) and addresses topics of the transgenerationality, border, socio-political-ideological changes, war etc.

“1978” is expected to tour to European Capital of Culture GO25! in 2025 in collaboration with Mittelfest - international theatre festival in Cividale in Italy.



Balázs Attila, Borbély B. Emília, Császár Mónika, Czüvek Loránd, Jancsó Előd, Kiss Attila, Lajter Márkó Ernesztó, Mátyás Zsolt Imre, Simó Emese, Szőllősi Eszter, Vajda Boróka


Set designBranko Hojnik
Costume designMarina Sremac
ChoreographyDöbrei Dénes
Music, sound designSamo Kutin, Eduardo Raon
VideoCarlo Zoratti
Director's assistantŽiga Hren, Nina Rajić Kranjac
Stage managersCsászár Mónika, Bálint Előd
Foto:Beliczay László

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