Words from the house Karlstein 15+

Puppet Theatre Maribor / Co-producers Maribor Art Gallery and Theatre Konj / 45 min

Words from the house Karlstein is the bridge between Berta Bojetu's early poetry and her later novels. This work also draws attention to the problem of the patriarchal order in society. Josephines in a ceremonial manner, almost through initiation, travel through the stations of their inner world. Through their own sacrifice they reveal that they invite in their house the killers, those who kill. Their ego travels through three stations - via gentlemen, innocence, to the awareness of their own body, and to the third station, which signifies stigmatization, as people come and go from Josephine's house. Josephine lives in a world in which she is completely alone and helpless over her destiny; this world does not offer and will never offer any kind of catharsis or purification: "I should walk across this earth to leave the earth the pain".

The entire poetics of Berta Bojetu always exists on several levels. This way of poetising seems to be the only possible because of the author’s ambivalence, which accompanies her her whole life. Spanish after her father, who had disappeared in 1945, marked by the departure of her mother to prison ... all her life she fought and searched for her lost identity. Boris A. Novak says that Berta "created her personal mythology based on a few sentences her mother uttered about her father".

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Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein
Words from the house Karlstein

Crew and cast

Director and visual designer Silvan Omerzu


Performers Barbara Jamšek and Vesna Vončina


Dramaturge Brina Klampfer

Speech advisor Metka Damjan

Composer Bojana Šaljić Podešva

Lightning designer Jaka Šimenc

Sound designer Marko Jakopanec

Musicians Martin Sikur (cello), David Trebižan (piano) and Bojana Šaljić Podešva (piano)


Puppet and mechanisms makers Silvan Omerzu, Žiga Lebar and Primož Mihevc

Costume designer Mojca Bernjak

Lighting technician Miljenko Knezoci

Sound technician Mitja Pastirk

Technical support Maribor Puppet Theatre workshop


Premiere — 7. September 2017