18 and 19 June 2014

Alles muss raus!

Gob Squad - Western Society

“Gob Squad are one of the most experienced theatre groups in Europe.” Der Standard

In Western Society Gob Squad zoom the camera directly into the heart of western civilisation. In the vastness of the internet, they discovered an unspectacular home video of a family celebration somewhere on the margins of the western world. An image that seems to contain everything we have achieved. Gob Squad bring this brief moment of conserved reality back to life with all their strength, seek answers, dissect the image into its individual pieces and overwrite it with their own stories and new interpretations. Western Society is a nightmare and a social utopia – too genuine, too fake, too familiar and too bizarre. A social portrait of the 21st century and an eternal party that has to be kept going.

After show and festival opening party on 18 June with Sissyboy & Vina Yun (CLUB FIORUCCI)!

Concept and direction Gob Squad Performance Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Damian Rebgetz, Tatiana Saphir, Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost, Simon Will Sound design Jeff McGrory Video Miles Chalcraft Costume realisation Emma Cattell, Kerstin Honeit Scenery realisation Lena Mody Technical direction and lighting design Chris Umney Dramaturgy and production management Christina Runge Production assistance and tour manager Mat Hand Production assistance ManaLena Mody, Sarah Sarina Rommedahl Management Eva Hartmann

Western Society was produced and developed in cooperation with the Center Theater Group, Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director, Los Angeles, CA. A co-production by brut Wien, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin and the SPIELART Festival Munich. Western Society is presented as part of the House on Fire project, with the support of the Cultural Programme of the European Union. Sponsored by the Cultural Department of the Berlin Senate.

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