The Trial or The Woeful Story of Joseph K. 15+

Partially based on motifs from the novel The Trial by Franz Kafka / 60 min

In this timeless composition of music and puppets, the audience find themselves in the role of Josef K. The play mercilessly places the audience in hopeless situations, acquaints them with the inner workings of a societal machine and also with the intimate world of some of the people nearest and dearest to Joseph K. The audience is placed in the centre of happenings, where they must responsibly submit themselves to the tender mercy of the Trial. Different theatrical techniques are lined up both among the audience and around them: the black humour of hand puppets, the poetry of object-related theatre, and cabaret improvisation. Two actors, musicians and puppeteers run the machine system. Gentle puppet scenes alternate with strong rhythmic effects that occasionally erupt into a concert.

Gallery

The Trial or the Woeful Story of Josef K.  <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
The Trial or the Woeful Story of Josef K.  <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
The Trial or the Woeful Story of Josef K.  <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
The Trial or the Woeful Story of Josef K.  <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
The Trial or the Woeful Story of Josef K.  <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
The Trial or the Woeful Story of Josef K.  <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
The Trial or the Woeful Story of Josef K.  <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>
The Trial or the Woeful Story of Josef K.  <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah</em>

Crew and cast

Director Matija Solce


Visual designers Primož Mihevc and Matija Solce


Performers Miha Bezeljak and Miha Arh (guest appearance)


Dramaturge Jelena Sitar Cvetko

Composer Matija Solce

Lighting designers Matija Solce and Miljenko Knezoci 

Puppet and set maker Primož Mihevc 

Costume manufacturer Maja Švagelj 

Wardrobe supervisor Svetlana Maloić 


Premiere — 28. April 2012

Responses and Rewards

  • 2013 Award for best director, awarded to Matija Solce, Pierrot international festival, Stara Zagora (Bulgaria).
  • 2013 Grand Prix – award for the best overall performance, Biennial of Puppetry Artists of Slovenia, Maribor (Slovenia).

On tour abroad

23. August 2018
International Puppet Festival Sampo, Helsinki, Finnland

22. August 2018
International Puppet Festival Sampo, Helsinki, Finnland

20. May 2017
ILT Festival, Aarhus, Denmark

19. May 2017
ILT Festival, Aarhus, Denmark

17. May 2017
Münchener Stadtmuseum, München, Germany

28. January 2017
Münchener Stadtmuseum, München, Germany

21. July 2016
Mittelfest, Cividale del Friuli, Italy

17. June 2016
Figura Theaterfestival, Baden, Switzerland

16. June 2016
Figura Theaterfestival, Baden, Switzerland

14. November 2015
Festival de Casteliers, Montreal, Canada

22. September 2015
World Puppetry Festival, Charleville-Mézières, France

21. September 2015
World Puppetry Festival, Charleville-Mézières, France

7. June 2015
Treff Festival, Tallinn, Estonia

6. June 2015
Treff Festival, Tallinn, Estonia

12. April 2015
Gleisdorf, Austria

24. August 2014
Mikkeli, Finnland

18. June 2014
30th Festival Skupova Plzen, Plzen, Czech Republic

17. June 2014
30th Festival Skupova Plzen, Plzen, Czech Republic

14. May 2014
Tampere, Finland

13. May 2014
Tampere, Finland

10. March 2014
Wies, Austria

9. March 2014
Wies, Austria

4. November 2013
19. revija lutkovnih gledališč, Rjeka,Croatia

27. September 2013
8th Festival Pierrot, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria