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The Game

Studio BHT
2 Dec 8:00pm 2021

Mladinsko Gledališče

People who have walked across half of the world to escape wars, persecution, violence and crushing poverty, call the last stretch of their route, the stretch that takes them from Bosnia and Herzegovina to a safe destination in the European Union, the game.

The game has no rules, laws don’t apply, the powers of the police is limitless, the violence increasingly brutal, the dangers increasingly more dangerous, the possibilities smaller and smaller, and the destination further and further … Many try several times, even twenty or thirty times; it’s a numbers game.

For many, the game is fatal. Available records show that around twenty people have thus far lost their lives on our borders.

The Game, a devised theatre project, will study the role and responsibility of Slovenia and its border policy for lives and fates of the people on the run.


Directed by: Žiga Divjak
Co-production: Mladinsko Theatre and Maska Ljubljana
The text of the performance is based on testimonies from the Border Violence Monitoring Network database

Primož Bezjak
Sara Dirnbek
Maruša Oblak
Matej Puc
Vito Weis/Blaž Šef (vskok)
On the recording: Hamza Aziz, Zaher Amini, Khalid Ali, Behnaz Aliesfahanipour

Research assistant: Maja Ava Žiberna
Assistant director: Ana Lorger, Nika Prusnik Kardum
Dramaturgical collaborator: Katarina Morano
Set design: Igor Vasiljev
Costume design: Tina Pavlović
Music; sound and video design: Blaž Gracar
Speech advisor: Mateja Dermelj
Translation of the recording: Barbara Skubic
Lighting design and stage manager: Igor Remeta
Production and stage manager: Tina Dobnik