The sense of shame that society instils in individuals from an early age through phrases like “shame on you” and “don’t you know any shame”, while never offering us valid criteria for shame, is one of the key themes that we are constantly confronted with and struggle with, both individually and collectively. Through questions about the relationship to the body, self-image, insecurity, anxiety, and sexual, social and national identity, the creators of Shame on You want to open up a parallel reality, both material and virtual, intertwined with different symbols and notions of shame, in which different rules, different ideals and, above all, different shame can be established.
credits Miha Fras
The production was developed within the LGL Theatre Lab, starting with a months-long workshop with teenagers in collaboration with the Dschungel Wien youth theatre from Vienna. During the workshops, the creative team worked with the teenagers to conceptualise the essence of the theme of shame, which was then taken into the second, conceptual part of the creative process, in which the extended team created an intermedia performance.
This takes place in three separate spaces, each of which is used by one of the actors to explore his or her own experience of shame, while all three spaces are connected by an original mobile app, which gives the audience access to all performance spaces and to an extended, augmented virtual space of the performance.
Co-production: Lutkovno gledališče | Divadlo Alfa
In cooperation with Dschungel Wien
Author of concept and script Varja Hrvatin
Authors Lea Culetto, Varja Hrvatin, Nejc Jezernik, Farah Sara Kurnik, Vid Merlak, Daniel Petković, Mia Skrbinac, Jurij Smrke
Graphic-, Video-and Set Designer Farah Sara Kurnik
App Developer Jurij Smrke
Music Vid Merlak
Animation and Video Editing Pavel Enderle
Choreographer Sebastijan Geč
Language Consultant Irena Androjna Mencinger
Consultant Benjamin Zajc
Assistants Nina Koritnik, Sofija Lavrač Črnivec
with Nejc Jezernik, Daniel Petković, Mia Skrbinac