concept & direction Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg text Magne van den Berg, based on Offending The Audience by Peter Handke performers Allen Assi, Bastien Bodarwé, Siska Bouwen, Laetitia Janssens, Stephanie Peeters en Jonas Vermeulen gestures Justa ter Haar music Gary Shepherd stage design Timme Afschrift costumes Dorine Van Autreve rehearsal assistant Katja Pire dramaturgy Peter Anthonissen production fABULEUS & NBprojects
This work is a remake of the play Publikumsbeschimpfung, developed by the choreographer Nicole Beutler. It is sometimes called an “anti-play”, as the actors continuously repeat that nothing theatrical will happen, to start insulting the audience shortly after. The show seeks to distort the original text, to create an alluring and bewildering ode for the audience. Six young actors speaking, dancing and performing beatbox against the irresistible bases of the Dj and composer Gary Shepherd.
An uncommon but amusing show, performed by fABULEUS, Belgian theatre and dance company, with a specific focus on young audience and talent development.
Duration: 65 minutes