According to Wikisource, the kosovirs are as follows:
»Kosovir minor (Cosovirius ferus ululans) is a fascinating animal that lives in Kosoviria. Kosovirs are divided into the inquisitive and non-inquisitive sub-species. They have black fur, distinguished by extraordinary softness. They have long, bushy tails that usually end up in a brush. A kosovir has sixteen sharp teeth in its mouth, mainly used to chop tomatoes, its staple food.
Generally speaking, kosovirs are cute and social animals. However, they are not to be teased and woken up hurriedly. When this occurs, they are prone to burst out in rage, scratch, scream piercingly and screech. The exceptions are the non-inquisitive kosovirs, but they are less widespread. Both sub-species live in spoons on which tomatoes grow. They also use spoons to fly in the air.
Near relatives: hooting owl, door mouse, curly.
Remote relatives: creatures that are fluffy, warm, lively and mischievous, but also sluggish.
The land of Kosoviria is extremely hard to locate because of the scarcity of traffic connections. What is more, it is not marked on maps for a simple reason: sometimes it is here and sometimes it is there.«
Svetlana Makarovič is a legendary figure of Slovenian literary scene. An academically trained actress, she has spent most of her life as a full-time writer, musician and performer. Dividing her time between poetry, story-telling and writing for children and adults, she is also a public figure ardently advocating the ideas of the French Revolution.
She has presented many generations of Slovenian children with creatures that have been gradually adopted as originating in folk legends and become part and parcel of the mental landscapes of Slovenian people, young and old, small and big. The Sapramouse, the Kosovirs, Gal from the Gallery, to name but a few of her brainchildren, are undeniably growing old together with each new generation.
The Kosovirs who were born in 1975 feature in two books and three stage plays.
Glili is an inquisitive female kosovir. One day she decides to travel to the northeast to meet strange creatures that walk on two legs, have visible belly-buttons while they are young, and call themselves People. Their country is called Humaniria. She asks her friend Glal to join her on her journey. The spirited pair of kosovirs embarks on an adventure that takes them across Crocodilandia to Owland where they meet the Owl, the Geese, Nosey, Stampey, Rainy Aunt and several other creatures. After a disappointing meeting with the »humanirians« they are more than happy to go back to their native Kosoviria.
Director Matjaž Latin
Dramaturg Alja Predan
Set Designer Mateja Kapun
Costume Designer Mira Strnad
Composer and Vocal Coach Gregor Stermecki
Music Arrangements and Vocal Coach Peter Dekleva
Choreographer Nina Fajdiga
Video Projection and Animation Designer Rok Predin
Lighting Designers Matjaž Latin, Denis Kresnik
Language Consultant Jože Volk
Glal, a male kosovir Damjan M. Trbovc
Glili, a female kosovir Tanja Potočnik
Ghul, a male kosovir, Teacher Tarek Rashid
Goose Mario Šelih
Owl Tarek Rashid
Crocodile Mario Šelih
Kivik the Bird David Čeh
Stampey David Čeh
Nosey Tarek Rashid
Rainy Aunt Mario Šelih
Sparrow David Čeh
Opening 5 October 2018
Performance duration: 50 minutes. No interval.
Stage manager Anže Čater • Prompter Simona Krošl • Lighting master Denis Kresnik • Sound master and head of projection Mitja Švener • Property master Roman Grdina • Front-of-house manager David Vitez • Hair stylists Marjana Sumrak, Andreja Veselak Pavlič • Wardrobe masters Melita Trojar, Mojca Panič • Head of construction Gregor Prah • Assistant technical manager Rajnhold Jelen • Technical manager Miha Peperko • General manager Tina Kosi, M. A.