Martin Porubjak

Martin Porubjak (1944-2015) was a theatre director and Slovak National Theatre dramaturge. He lived in Bratislava and Brno.

Cowards Rather Than Heroes

Photo: Peter Župník Back in 1986 Friedrich Dürrenmatt wrote: Theatre is not in crisis, the world no longer needs theatre. Or the arts – they have moved to the margins of the world, everything has been superseded by reality. Dürrenmatt wrote these words in his free native country at a time when his dramas and books could not be staged or published in my own unfree native country. They were banned solely because of the fact that Friedrich Dürrenmatt had condemned the 1968 occupation of my homeland by the armies of the Warsaw Pact and because he spoke out in support […]