Grum Award

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Grumova nagrada
http://www.pgk.si
pgk@pgk.si
Glavni trg 6, SI-4000 Kranj
Phone386 (0) 4 280 4900
Fax386 (0) 4 280 4910
RegionSI-4
Organised byPrešeren Theatre Kranj
FrequencyAnnual
Mirjam Drnovšček, Director
mirjam.drnovscek@pgk.si
Phone386 (0) 4 280 4912







The Slavko Grum Award is the most prestigious playwriting award in Slovenia, presented annually for the best new Slovenian play. The award is presented on the occasion of the Week of Slovenian Drama at the Prešeren Theatre Kranj. Since 1979, Slovenian playwrights can submit their plays for the award. The recipient is selected by a jury, which also awards the Grün-Filipič Award for achievements in dramaturgy. Each year during the festival, the nominated plays are the focus of The Day of the Nominees, at which acting students of the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (UL AGRFT) present staged readings of the plays, which are later discussed with members of the local audience and the professional theatre community.

The Slavko Grum Award is a crucial component of the long-term objective of the Week of Slovenian Drama to foster and promote Slovenian playwriting at home and abroad.e


Translations of the awarded plays

In English

On the occasion of the 40th Week of Slovenian Drama, the Prešeren Theatre Kranj and the Zelolepo Publishing House launched a publication series with original texts and translations of the awarded plays in the English language. The 2009 edition included texts by playwrights and dramaturgs Simona Semenič and Žanina Mirčevska and their plays 5boys.si (5fantkov.si) and The End of Atlas (Konec atlasa) respectively, while the 2010 edition brought the texts by the Grum Award recipients Ivo Prijatelj, Simona Semenič and Ivo Svetina.

In other languages

Many plays that have received the Slavko Grum Award have also been translated into other languages, including Croatian, Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Serbian, etc.


Slavko Grum

The award is named after the Slovenian playwright and doctor Slavko Grum (1901–1949), the author of the play An Event in the Town of Goga (Dogodek v mestu Gogi, published 1930), dealing with crucial aspects of Slovenian identity. Grum's play has strongly marked the development of Slovenian playwriting.


Young Authors Award

Since 2013, the Young Authors Award is bestowed to young playwrights who are just embarking on their playwriting career.

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