Gašper Troha (Editor)

Amfiteater, Journal of Performing Arts Theory, Volume 9, Number 1

The first number of the ninth year of the Amfiteater is dedicated to the theme of community in theatre. How does theatre shape the community? Does it have any impact on the wider society? How is the community inscribed in the dramatic text itself? These are just some of the questions that our and foreign authors address when analysing examples from the theatrical history of the 20th and 21st centuries.

This number of Amfiteater was inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Glej Theatre form Ljubljana in 2020, when an international scientific symposium on the topic of Community works was held. Articles bring an analysis of Slovenian experimental theatres (Tomaž Toporišič), Croatian theatre scene (Višnja Kačić Rogošić). They further discuss the differences between of devised and collective theatre (Aldo Milohnić) and between dramatic and no-longer-dramatic text (Gašper Troha). They are complemented by analyses of various contemporary examples of theatre collectives (Branko Jordan) and examples of theatre interference in the wider social community in Ghana (Promise Nyatepeh Nyatuame, and Akosua Abdalah), in Mexico (Marina Pallarès Elias) and in the Czech Republic (Intelektrurálně Collective).







Tomaž Toporišič

Collectives, Communities and Non-Hierarchical Modes of Creation from the 1970s till the 1990s

Višnja Kačić Rogošić

Keeping the Promise of Community: Communal Efforts on the Contemporary Zagreb Non-Institutional Scene

Aldo Milohnić

On Collective and Devised Creation in Slovenian Theatre

Gašper Troha

can you hear me? by Simona Semenič and the question of no-longer-dramatic writing

Promise Nyatepeh Nyatuame, Akosua Abdallah

Youth Theatre and Community Empowerment in Ghana

Branko Jordan

Beton ltd.: A Case Study

Marina Pallarès Elias

The Theatre of Yes: Beauty as the Axis of Change for the Transformation of Communities Through Their Own Stories

The Intelektrurálně Collective (Amálie Bulandrová, Anna Chrtková, Andrea Dudková)

Prague is Not Czech: Artistic Project as a Public Service

Book Reviews

Eva Kučera Šmon

Gledališče potencialnosti in potencial njegove skupnosti

Kaja Jurgele

Abstraktna umetnost kot vzvod dejanskih sprememb


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Editor-in-Chief: Gašper Troha, PhD, Assist. Prof. (University of Ljubljana)

Editorial Board:  Zala Dobovšek, PhD (University of Ljubljana), Primož Jesenko, MA (Slovenian Theatre Institute), Matic Kocijančič, PhD (Slovenian Theatre Institute), Bojana Kunst, PhD, Prof. (Justus-Liebig University Gießen, DE), Blaž Lukan, PhD, Assist. Prof. (University of Ljubljana), Aldo Milohnić, PhD, Assoc. Prof. (University of Ljubljana), Maja Murnik, PhD (Institute of New Media Art and Electronic Literature), Barbara Orel, PhD, Prof. (University of Ljubljana), Mateja Pezdirc Bartol, PhD, Prof. (University of Ljubljana), Maja Šorli, PhD (University of Ljubljana), Tomaž Toporišič, PhD, Assoc. Prof. (University of Ljubljana)

International Editorial Board: Mark Amerika, MFA (University of Colorado, US), Marin Blažević, PhD, Assoc. Prof. (Sveučilište u Zagrebu, HR), Ramsay Burt, PhD (De Montfort University, GB), Joshua Edelman, PhD (Manchester Metropolitan University, GB), Jure Gantar, PhD (Dalhousie University, CA), Anna Maria Monteverdi, PhD (Università degli Studi di Milano, IT), Janelle Reinelt, PhD (The University of Warwick, GB), Anneli Saro, PhD (Tartu Űlikool, EE), Miško Šuvaković, PhD, Prof. (Univerzitet Singidunum, RS), Stephen Elliot Wilmer, Prof. (Trinity College Dublin, IE)

Published by: Slovenian Theatre Institute (represented by Mojca Jan Zoran, Director) and University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (represented by Tomaž Gubenšek, Dean)

This work is published under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Licence.

Publishers: Sloveninan Theatre Institute and University in Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television

ISSN: 1855-4539 (Printed Edition), 1855-850X (Digital Edition)

Paperback, 222 pages; 17cm x 24 cm; Slovenian/English Language.

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The publishing of Amfiteater is supported by the Slovenian Research Agency and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.