A wonderful closing of the 6th Drama Festival attended by a total of more than 2,500 viewers

The 6th Drama Festival was closed on Friday, 31May by a guest performance of Six Characters in Search of an Author, produced by Kerempuh Satirical Theatre from Zagreb, Croatia, directed by Oliver Frljić, and by a preview of an original theatre project called Female Outcasts after the writings by Rudi Šeligo, directed by Mirjana Medojević, staged on the Small Stage. Female Outcasts will be the opening premiere on the Small Stage in the upcoming season, entitled Love 2019/20.

The latest edition of the Drama International Festival brought to Ljubljana for the first time international guest performances only, showcasing Croatian theatre. The main programme was accompanied by several other events and was attended by more than 2,500 visitors. For the first time, the audience members had the opportunity to cast their votes for the best festival performance and to single out the audience award, named after Jernej Šugman. The first Jernej Šugman Audience Award was won by The Power of Darkness, a National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, production, directed by Igor Vuk Torbica. The average score of votes cast for the production amounted to 4.7. As in previous years, the main festival programme was accompanied by other events, held at the Drama Café, including post-show talks featuring the creators of performances, and a final presentation of the original project by Nik Škrlec, named Banana Peel Studies, as well as by a panel discussion on Slovenian and Croatian theatre, and by the Directors in Dialogue event, featuring Lorenci, Horvat, Marcen, and Pelko. The opening and closing parties were hosted by DJ Iztok Drabik Jug and DJ Lili Put Put respectively.

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