THÉÂTRES DU MONDE — 4th EDITION
Cul-de-sacDANIEL BROOKS, DANIEL MACLVOR (TORONTO)
Alone or in tandem, Brooks and MacIvor always surprise, and indeed Toronto’s alternative theatre scene bears the indelible mark of their artistic frenzy. They have again combined writing and directing to create a raging new solo piece.
Endstation AmerikaFRANK CASTORF (GERMANY)
Under the pen and clinical gaze of the subversive director Frank Castorf, A Streetcar Named Desirenow stops at the end of the line for the American dream. Everyone off! Out with the movie myth! All that remains are a structure and the characters. Stanley, a former Solidarnosc activist, earns his living writing copy for chewing gum ads. His marriage to Stella is crumbling under mediocre comforts until the arrival of Blanche, and thus of scandal.
Genesi, from the museum of sleepROMEO CASTELLUCCI (ITALIE)
Genesi, from the museum of sleep
The theatrical journey of the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio is a unique one, and the work of Romeo Castellucci one of the most radical adventures in contemporary theatre.
The NotebookDE ONDERNEMING (BELGIQUE)
From the novel to the stage, Agota Kristof’s cynical and merciless masterpiece packs a wallop. The backdrop is the war, the bombing, the atrocities, the hardships. On a sparsely furnished stage, Klaus and Lucas, in a perfect fusion of body and mind, train themselves to become desensitized, in order to survive the ambient cruelty.
The ProofDE ONDERNEMING (BELGIQUE)
When presenting a trilogy of course, why not all of it? In this case, a clever, enigmatic distillation of the second and third novels (The Proof and The Third Lie).