Post-dramatic, verbatim, documentary

Author: Vilis Daudziņš, Kaspars Znotiņš
Creative team:
- Directing and stage design: Alvis Hermanis
- Video design: Mārtiņš Ratniks
- Makeup and wig design: Sarmīte Balode
- Actors: Vilis Daudziņš and Kaspars Znotiņš

Producer: The New Riga theatre (Jaunais Rīgas teātris)
Date of premiere: 11/10/2022
Duration: 2:30 
Dates in SKATE: 3/11/2022
Venue in SKATE: The New Riga theatre (Jaunais Rīgas teātris)
TranslationSimultaneous translation

An ideological clash between two of the most prominent contemporary public intellectuals. Slavoj Žižek, a Slovenian philosopher and critic of neoliberalism and political correctness, versus Jordan Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychology doctor. Who can convince better - the leftist or conservative opinion apologist?

A few years ago, they had a public discussion in Toronto, which was advertised as the intellectual battle of the century. There was no confrontation, however, as both speakers took a more pacifistic approach to the debate. It was like a boxing match where neither of the boxers went in for a punch. On the stage we are attempting to replicate this intellectual clash, which everyone expected. Using their own quotes and arguments, of course.