The Ristić Complex

Directed by: Oliver Frljić

Co-production: Slovensko mladinsko gledališče Ljubljana, HNK Rijeka, BITEF Beograd, MOT Skopje


Premières: 20 September 2015, Bitef Teatar, Beograd (49 Bitef Festival); 24 September 2015, Mladinski kulturen centar (MKC), Skopje (40 MOT Festival); 1 October 2015, Slovensko mladinsko gledališče, Ljubljana; 28 October 2015, HNK Ivana pl. Zajca Rijeka



The project was initiated on the occasion of Mladinsko anniver¬sary – sixty years. We think that this jubilee demands from us to look behind and start a debate about our most relevant performances and directors whose work turned SMG into the cult it is today. The Ristić Complex is based on the re-contextualization of the performances directed by Ljubiša Ristić in the Mladinsko Theatre, and the idea behind Ristić’s KPGT, a unique federative Yugoslav theatre of a permanent revolution. We believe that this starting point will enable us to carry out a new theatre study of a former context, a common theatre heritage and its influence, its direct consequences on contemporary theatre scene of post-Yugoslav states.

The project has gathered an international, regional team of artists, researchers and producers, who have worked on the collection, analysis and interpretation of the collected material, creating thus a specific network of meanings, a discursive-ideological platform whose final aim is a theatre performance.

Our aim was not to make a theatre performance about the persona of the Yugoslav director Ljubiša Ristić, but a performance about past and present time as seen from the perspective of another generation of artists who make theatre within the relicts of Yugoslav cultural space, who speak their own theatre language, use their own aesthetics and, from the perspective of contemporary knowledge, analyse what they consider to be their cultural and theatre identity.


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Oliver Frljić

Goran Injac, Tomaž Toporišič

Dramaturgical investigative team
Rok Vevar, Olga Dimitrijević, Ana Vilenica, Nina Gojić, Tomaž Toporišič, Goran Injac

Costume design
Sandra Dekanić, Slavica Janošević

Set design
Oliver Frljić, Dalibor Laginja

Music selection
Oliver Frljić

Sound design
Silvo Zupančič

Lighting design
David Cvelbar

Assistant director
Barbara Babačić

Stage manager
Urša Červ


06. 04. 2018

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