Simona Semenič

Photo: Nada Žgank / Archive: City of Women
Occupation Playwright, Dramaturgy, Acting (theatre/film), Text by, Directed by
Art fields Literature, Theatre, Solo show, Performative theatre, Playwright, Autibiographic performance
Collaborators Marijs Boulogne
Born 2018, Postojna, SFR Jugoslavija / SR Slovenija, ex-Yugoslavia
City and country of residence Ljubljana, Slovenia
Homepage Simona Semenič
Other links Mesto žensk

Biography

 

Simona Semenič is a Slovenian playwright and performer. She completed her dramaturgy studies at the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT) in Ljubljana.

 

Simona is a recipient of the Prešeren Fund Award, the highest Slovenian national award for artistic creation. She is also a three-time winner of the Grum Prize, the highest national award to be bestowed on a playwright in her native Slovenia. Her first award winning play 5boys.si (2008) was translated into twelve languages, staged in several countries in Europe, USA and in the Middle East and also published in several  countries outside her homeland. She also won awards for 24hrs (2006) and seven cooks, four soldiers and three sophias (2014) and was nominated for 1981 (2013) and this apple, made of gold (2016). Productions of her plays won several awards in Slovenia and abroad.

 

Simona also writes, directs and performs autobiographical experimental theatre shows, which include 9 easy pieces (2007, with artistic group Preglej),  I, the victim. (2007), do me twice (2009), 43 happy ends (2010, with artistic group Preglej), Kapelj and Semenič Under Construction (2012, with Barbara Kapelj), Bulc and Semenič For Sale (2013, with Mare Bulc) and the second time (2014). Her shows received outstanding notices from the audience and from theatre critics and Simona performed them at several festivals in Slovenia and abroad.

 

She has also been collaborating with Ivan Talijančić, Janez Janša and other theatre directors and choreographers as a co-writer and a dramaturge.

 

Simona lives in Ljubljana with her two sons.

 

Source: Simona Semenič

Umetniška dela

Type Theatre reconstruction
Date 30 June 2007
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 56:37

 

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Subtitle Slovene adaptation of Endless Medication
Type Theatre reconstruction
Date 14 May 2006 – 16 May 2006
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 59:58

 

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Subtitle Slovene adaptation of Endless Medication
Type Theatre reconstruction
Date 14 May 2006 – 16 May 2006
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 56:12

 

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Type Solo show, Participatory performance
Date 12 October 2014
City of production Ljubljana
Production KD integrali
Format 1920x1080

Simona Semenič’s first solo theatre piece entitled I, Victim. premiered in the context of the 13th City of Women Festival in 2007. The autobiographical text and performance that Simona directed and performed herself dealt[]

Type Solo show
Date 12 October 2007
City of production Ljubljana
Format 720x576
Duration 42:45

 

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