An original Slovak play dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Slovak professional theater
The production called Borodáč is a part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the professional theater in Slovakia. Janko Borodáč belongs to the important founding personalities of the Slovak professional theater and is inextricably linked with the establishment of the Slovak National Theater but also with the State Theater in Košice. Turbulent professional as well as personal life is an important look at the history of Slovak theater, politics, thinking about culture, thinking about ethics and aesthetics between 1920 and 1980. Janko Borodáč had a significant influence on the development and direction of Slovak theater, it became part of important political turning points. His life story is not only the story of an artist, but also of a man and a teacher. He is a creator and bearer of a legacy that every theatrical generation has had to deal with. Finally ours has had to do so, too.
The original play will be created by Slovak authors Karol Horák, Michal Ditte, Michal Baláž. Each of them is a representative of a different generation and poetics, and therefore, they will bring different views on a personality so crucial, dramatic but also controversial. It will be a return to the roots, it will be a return to the theater, it will be a return to relationships.
With this production, the State Theater in Košice continues in the dramaturgical line, in which it explores the history of the city and the place and personalities of Košice.