Jurca Tadel named acting director of Ljubljana drama theatre

Ljubljana – Vesna Jurca Tadel, a dramaturgist who has worked at the Culture Ministry since 1995, has been named acting director of SNG Drama, Slovenia’s largest theatre, following the resignation of Igor Samobor. She will take office on 3 January, Delo reported on Tuesday.

The theatre’s governing council has been informed that Jurca Tadel will take over in an acting capacity for a year “to ensure the uninterrupted performance of the institution, which has been without leadership since the resignation of Samobor,” according to Delo.

The appointment comes after Samobor stepped down as director after eight years due to what he said was the Culture Ministry’s foot-dragging regarding a belated renovation of the country’s most prestigious theatre house. The ministry has denied his claims.

Jurca Tadel has a degree in dramaturgy and worked at multiple Slovenian theatres between 1985 and 1994, whereupon she joined the Culture Ministry, where she has spent most of her career at the department for international cooperation.