Simona Hamer – Everything OK

The text proposed by Slovensko Narodno Gledalisce Nova Gorica (Slovenia) was selected by the ETC Drama Committee in 2022

Everything OK, by Slovenian playwright Simona Hamer, explores the topics of (un)employment, (im)migration, discrimination and racism, patriarchy, mental health, ageism, and loneliness through three intertwined storylines. The author explains: “For me, the play Everything OK is an x-ray of all the broken bones of today’s society and an invitation to recovery.”


AUSTRIA / 2019

Martin Plattner – rand: ständig

Austria, a small town in the Tyrolean Alps, winter sports area: the scene is a district where no
building was done in the past because avalanches regularly occur here on the edge of town. A
few years ago, however, the city government decided to build here after all: social housing. The
socially disadvantaged, the marginalized, were relocated to this newly created edge of town. The
actual reason for the relocation is tourism, in the center of the village space should be created
for more hotels, parking spaces, and to remove the socially disadvantaged from the tourists'
field of vision. But now it has happened again: Crescentia, as the avalanche that descends on
this slope is called from time immemorial, has gone off again. It buried the new buildings and the
people living in them. Also some ski tourists. But it is precisely these marginalized people who
now crawl out of the avalanche cone and become aware of their unfortunate situation.

Download an overview of the play and the author below, including an extract in English and the full play in the original language.


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