Mittelfest hosts dramaturge Tanja Sljivar

The Mittelfest Association will host the dramaturge Tanja Sljivar, who will hold a workshop from 16 to 20 May 2023 in Cividale del Friuli.

The project aims to foster the meeting of playwrights from Italy and the Balkans with young artists or students of performing arts and humanities through workshops or residencies of playwright creation on the topic of climate change.

The Workshop will be held in English, participation is free of charge and open to participants of all ages.

Dates and times

Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 May Centro Civico Pascolini – Borgo di Ponte, Cividale del Friuli
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Saturday 20 May 11.00 a.m. Public reading – Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Battuti – Via Borgo di Ponte 1 Cividale del Friuli (admission to the reading is free)

Interested parties may write to

Tanja Sljivar, Bojan Djordjev Photo Marija Jankovic

I invite participants from different fields of theater and performance-making to create a series of short performative texts on the topic of climate change. Dramaturgs, playwrights, actors, costume and set designers, directors, and other theater-makers and professionals are invited to think beyond capitalism and its ever-self-inducing crises and ask ourselves what kind of text a forest, a river, an animal, a stone, a mushroom, a rock, an ocean could speak. In a non-anthropocentric, post-human environment we can start our own (performative and textual) genesis of the new world. I would propose reading and analyzing texts on the intersection and relationship of racism, capitalism, nationalism, fascism, and climate change – by the eco-feminist collective Out of the Woods and by Denise Ferreira da Silva and to start thinking from there about the possibility of speech and language of the non-human subjects. Public/staged reading of the texts will be organized on the final day of the workshop.

Tanja Sljivar

Il progetto A EST DEL PALCOSCENICO/THE EAST SIDE OF THE STAGE è realizzato dall’Accademia Mediterranea dell’Attore di Lecce, con l’associazione Malte di Ancona, l’Associazione Mittelfest di Cividale del Friuli, l’Associazione Alibi di Tricase, Qendra Multimedia di Pristina (Kosovo), Produkcja-ITI di Skopje (Macedonia del Nord) , ATK di Elbasan (Albania), ATAC di Podgorica (Montenegro), UUU di Belgrado (Serbia)