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, studies the role and responsibility of Slovenia and its border policy for lives and fates of the people on the run.
Directed by: Žiga Divjak
Cast: Primož Bezjak, Sara Dirnbek, Maruša Oblak, Matej Puc, Vito Weis
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
Co-production: Mladinsko Theatre, Maska Ljubljana
Text based on the testimonies, collected in database Border Violence Monitoring.
The performance is part of the programme, with which Maska institute is commemorating 100th anniversary of Maska magazine's first issue, and the release of its 200th issue.