Goga is a sultry, stifling town where everyone is suffocating behind the walls. The residents spy on their fellow sufferers with menacing eyes and nobody can hide from the crush of their scrutiny. Their envy remains trapped in cramped and stuffy rooms. Surely, nothing new can happen in Goga.
But what happens if the residents invite strangers and organise an event for them? Goga becomes provocative, funny, perverse, grotesque and repulsive, but above all a real image of our selves and thus a truly wonderful town. Which exists only when observed.
The show features buffoons, characters from the fringes of society who dare to say things that others remain silent about. This is a theatrical approach, the purpose of which is to show, through parody and ridicule, the true image of the world in which we find ourselves.
The Cultural and Artistic association Transformator was officially founded in January 2012 due to the need to expand and upgrade the theatre-activist mission, primarily, but not exclusively using techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed (TO), in which members of the group have been previously trained in. An important part of the KUD Transformator program are stage productions that are closer to classical theatre as well as performances for children and families. We are always looking for socially relevant topics. The main activities and goals of KUD Transformator are centred around bringing together socially responsible individuals who create in the field of performing, musical and visual arts; spreading knowledge and use of art through cooperation and thus encouraging creativity as well as creative action and responding to social realities.
Hana: Ajda Špacapan
Prelih: Jan Podbrežnik
Tarbula: Jaka Andrej Vojevec
Afra: Andrej Vršič
Slavko: Sendi Bakotić
MC: Gaja Vudrag
Directed by: Nina Vombergar
Dramaturgy: Žan Žveplan
Production: Kulturno umetniško društvo Transformator
The play was created with the financial support of the Public Fund for Cultural Activities and the City of Ljubljana - Organisational unit of the Department for Culture - Youth Office
Organised by: Emanat
In collaboration with: Klub Gromka
Photos: Urša Rahne