THÉÂTRES DU MONDE — 5th EDITION
Du serment de l’écrivain du roi et de diderotDE KONING + DE SCHRIJVER + VAN DEN EEDE + DIDEROT | TG STAN + DE KOE + DISCORDIA (ANVERS + AMSTERDAM)
Du serment de l’écrivain du roi et de diderot
In 1773 the philosopher and writer Denis Diderot wrote that “ Extreme sensibility (emotional involvement) makes for mediocre actors. Mediocre sensibility makes for bad actors. An utter lack of sensibility prepares actors for the sublime ”. Some two hundred years later, Van den Eede, De Schrijver and De Koning, decked out in powdered wigs, have fun putting his theories about theatrical illusion to the test of performance.
GUERRELARS NORÉN (STOCKHOLM)
Going off to war is one thing. Coming back home is something else entirely. With the worst apparently behind him, a soldier reported missing returns home to find his wife and children amid the ruins. Nothing is as it was. Two years of hardship, humiliation and terror, under siege or as combatants, have eroded all trace of humanity, and the man’s sudden appearance is troublesome.
REVOLUTIONS IN THERAPYNADIA ROSS + JACOB WREN | STO UNION (TORONTO)
REVOLUTIONS IN THERAPY
Psychoanalysis, group therapy, prayer, meditation – this latest piece from a multi-talented Toronto duo deals with existential and spiritual issues in unexpected fashion. From multiple points of view, three good angel/ bad angel actors toy with our innermost certainties in a shifting world that hovers between fiction and reality.
W – MUNKÁSCIRKUSZÁRPÁD SCHILLING | KRÉTAKÖR SZINHÁZ (BUDAPEST)
W – MUNKÁSCIRKUSZ
With the passion of youth, the gifted and radical Hungarian director Árpád Schilling takes furious possession of Georg Büchner’s enigmatic and unfinished masterpiece, a play whose critique of society is still strikingly relevant. Woyzeck, a man of flesh and blood, is the anti-hero of a contemporary tragedy. As they enter the space, the audience encircles a steel cage. Its floor is covered in sand, and the characters imprisoned within are reduced to a wild state.