Gob Squad Revolution Now!
22 - 23 NOV 2017
Ticket 20,00 Euros
Ticket under 30/over 65/groups 15,00 Euros
Students 10,00 Euros
Running time 120' Performance in English with Italian surtitles
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
The Anglo-German artist collective have been travelling the world for over 20 years, bringing their playful humour to address the key questions of our age.
Revolution Now! stirs up an exciting, non-violent revolution, occupying the auditorium and involving the spectators. But is this the right moment for revolution? Aren’t our lives a little too “comfortable” to rebel? Are we ready to sacrifice them for the right cause? It’s clear that the word “revolutionary” has lost its true meaning since it became glamorous – a sale label attached to anything. Conscious of this, Gob Squad has decided to stage the revolution. Their works defy the conventions of representation and draw the audience into the “temples” of urban life (homes, offices, shopping centres, underground stations or streets).
For one evening, the theatre is transformed in the buzzy headquarters of a revolutionary group, connected live to a small tv channel which broadcasts non-stop declarations, manifestos, rebel songs. For one night, it will be “all or nothing” and we’ll go on “until the world will be ready to stop and listen”.
Gob Squad is a collective comprised of English and German artists. Since 1994 they have been developing their own research around performance, media and new technologies producing performances, video-installations, radio plays, films and urban interventions. Their projects focus on the contemporary identity and on the need to give some sense, through fantasy, to the daily routine. The performances of the collective, characterized by the willingness to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, combine the magic of the spectacle and the banality of the everyday. The public always possesses an active role and contributes to the development of the narration. The productions of Gob Squad, presented in theatres and festivals all around the world, are: Super Night Shot (2003), Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve never had it so good) (2007, winner of New York’s Drama Desk Award 2012), Saving The World (2008, winner of Goethe Preis at the Impulse Festival), Before Your Very Eyes (2011), Western Society (2013) and the most recent War And Peace (2016).
A project by ZONA K in collaboration with Triennale Teatro dell’Arte.
concept and performance by: Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Laura Tonke, Bastian Trost, Simon Will
live music and arrangement: Christopher Uhe, Masha Qrella
video: Miles Chalcraft, Kathrin Krottenthaler
sound: Jeff McGrory
technical manager: Chris Umney
costumes: Pieter Bax
dramaturgical consultants: Aenne Quiñones, Götz Leineweber
dramaturgy and executive production: Christina Runge
artistic assistants: Milena Kipfmüller, Tina Pfurr
interns: Hannah Senft, Florian Wessels
management: Eva Hartmann tour management: Mat Hand produced by: Gob Squad
coproduced by: Donaufestival Niederösterreich, Schauspiel Köln and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
with the support of: Berliner Kulturverwaltung with the special participation of Marco Cavalcoli (Fanny & Alexander) for the Italian version photo: © Thomas Aurin