Tomaž Toporišič

Biography


Tomaž Toporišič (PhD) is a dramaturge, translator, theatre theoretician and critic. His primary research interests are the contemporary performing arts and literature, specifically the interaction between the two fields. From 1997 to 2003 he was the artistic director of The Mladinsko Theatre. In 1995 he co-founded Exodos Festival of Contemporary Performing arts, has published papers on literature and performing arts.

He is a dramaturg of the Mladinsko Theatre in Ljubljana and assistant professor in Cultural Studies department at University of Primorska in Koper.

He is author of books:

Between Seduction and Suspiciousness (Slovenian Theatre of the Second Half of the 20th Century), Maska, Ljubljana, 2004.

The Vulnerable Body of Text and Stage (Crises of the “dramatic author” in the theatre of the 1980-s and 1990-s), Knjižnica MGL, Ljubljana, 2007.

Ecdyses of Drama and Theatre, Aristej, Maribor, 2008.

Reader Drama, Text, Scripture, co-edited by Petra Pogorevc, Knjižnica MGL, Ljubljana, 2008.


Dramaturgy


As a dramaturg he has worked with Vito Taufer, Matjaž Pograjc, Diego de Brea, Eduard Miler, Meta Hočevar, Barbara Novakovič, Jan Decorte, Francisco Ortuño, Damjan Kozole, Branko Potočan, Silvan Omerzu and Zdravko Haderlap.

  • Veno Taufer-Vito Taufer: Odisej in sin ali Svet in dom (SMG, 1990)
  • Herbert Achternbusch-Eduard Miler: Susn (SMG, 1993)
  • Ibsen-Meta Hočevar: Družinski album, (SMG, Wiener Festwochen, 1994)
  • Dušan Jovanović-Meta Hočevar: Uganka korajže (SNG Drama, Ljubljana, 1994)
  • Ivan Cankar, Ples nad prepadom, Plesno gledališče Ikarus, režija Zdravko Haderlap, Celovec, 1995
  • Maria Theresia, Tanztheater Ikarus, Dunajski slavnostni tedni, režija Zdravko Haderlap, Celovec, Dunaj, 1996
  • Kons V, državna proslava, režija Matjaž Berger, 1996
  • B. Brecht-Matjaž Berger: Galileo Galilei (SMG, 1996)
  • Sofokles-Tomi Janežič: Kralj Ojdipus (SMG, 1998)
  • Federico García Lorca: Publika, režija Francisco Ortuño, Motovun, Madrid, Mednarodni inštitut mediteranskega gledališča, 1999
  • Paracelsus in FrankensteinBarbara Novakovič: Paracelsus in Frankenstein, (Muzeum, CD, 1999), režija Barbara Novakovič, Gledališče Muzeum, Cankarjev dom, 1999
  • Ionesco-Vito Taufer: Učna ura (SMG, 2004)
  • Jan Decorte: Visoka pesem (SMG, 2007)
  • Matjaž Pograjc: Ljubezen na smrt (SMG, 2007)
  • Shakespeare-Diego de Brea: Tit Andronik (SNG Drama, Ljubljana, 2008)
  • Shakespeare-Vito Taufer: Vihar (SMG, SNG Maribor, SSG Trst, Cankarjev dom, 2008)
  • Damjan Kozole: Noč ali Klic v stiski (SMG, 2008)
  • Iztok Lovrič-Matjaž Pograjc: Za prigišče Šekspirja (SMG, 2008)
  • Dostojevski-Diego de Brea: Zločin in kazen (SMG, 2009)
  • A. Burgess-Matjaž Pograjc: Peklenska pomaranča (SMG, 2009)
  • Oliver Frljić: Preklet naj bo izdajalec svoje domovine (SMG, 2010)
  • Ivan Cankar: Pohujšanje v dolini šentflorjanski (SMG, 2011)
  • Maruša Geymayer-Oblak: Diva svetnica mati prasica (SMG, 2011)
  • Klaus Mann / Žanina Mirčevska: Mefisto (SMG, 2011)
  • Taufer / Williams / Borut Šeparović: Razredni sovražnik (SMG, 2011)

Curator of the exhibitions


1994 - Kvadrienale gledališke scenografije in kostumografije, Praga, komisar razstave
2004 - Razširjeni prostori umetnosti, SLOVENSKA UMETNOST 1985 – 1995, Moderna galerija, strokovni sodelavec za gledališče
2005 - Meta Hočevar: Prostori igre 1972-2005. Mestna galerija, Ljubljana, komisar razstave
2007- Kvadrienale gledališke scenografije in kostumografije, Praga, kustos razstave Meta Hočevar Igre prostorov / Play of Spaces
2011 - Prague Quadrennial, Slovene Section

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Projects in SMG

 
Dramaturgy
Preklet naj bo izdajalec svoje domovine (2010)
Peklenska pomaranča (2009)
Zločin in kazen (2009)
Noč ali Klic v stiski (2008)
Za prgišče Šekspirja (2008)
Vihar (2008)
Kok ti men zdej dol visiš (2007)
Ljubezen na smrt (2007)
Visoka pesem (2007)
Kleist (2006)
Jašek (2006)
Othella (2005)
Učna ura (2004)
Kekec (2004)
»Nič igranja, prosim!« (»No acting please!«) (2003)
Glas (Rihard II., Henrik V., Rihard III.) (1999)
I tempi passati (1999)
Kralj Ojdipus (1998)
Nikoli me ne vidiš tam, kjer te jaz vidim (1997)
Galileo Galilei (1996)
Klovni (1995)
Leonce in Lena (1995)
Družinski album (1994)
Gospodična Julija (1994)
Susn (1993)
Odisej in sin ali Svet in dom (1990)

Translation
Fedrina ljubezen, 4.48 psihoza (2001)
Leonce in Lena (1995)
Gospodična Julija (1994)
Arterija (1994)
Susn (1993)

Adaptation
Leonce in Lena (1995)
Gospodična Julija (1994)

Language consultant
Butalci (1990)
Krokar (1991)