30 September to 2 October 2011

Gob Squad & CAMPO

Before Your Very Eyes

Österreichische Erstaufführung

“Ladies and Gentlemen! God Squad presents a live show with ACTUAL children. A seldom seen and magnificent occasion! Come take part and see with your own eyes seven lives in fast-forward…Before Your Very Eyes!” Gob Squad

For the first time in its history, Gob Squad is turning the stage over to a group of eight to fourteen year olds. While the audience observes them in a sort of protective room with a one-way see-through mirror, like insects caught in a jelly jar, the children take a look into the future – onto themselves as adults – and at the same time look back with nostalgia at their most recent past. While some seek to stop the process of ageing and to conserve their youth, others prepare themselves to leave their childhood behind for evermore.

Before Your Very Eyes is the last part of a trilogy in which the Belgian production house CAMPO has developed theatre works with children for an adult audience.

Audience discussion on 30 September following the performance. With Johanna Freiburg (Gob Squad), the performers, Kristof Blom (Artistic Director, CAMPO) & Thomas Frank (Artistic Director, brut Wien).

Concept, design, direction Gob Squad (Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost & Simon Will) Performers Martha Balthazar, Maurice Belpaire, Spencer Bogaert, Zoë Breda, Faustijn De Ruyck, Ramses De Ruyck, Fons Dhossche, Tasja Doom, Gust Hamerlinck, Robbe Langeraert, Zoë Luca, Jeanne Vandekerckhove, Aiko Vanparys & Ineke Verhaegen Voiceover Rigley Riley Performance coach Pascale Petralia Sound design Sebastian Bark, Jeff McGrory & Gob Squad Costumes An Breughelmans & Gob Squad Lights and sound Korneel Coessens & Bart Huybrechts Stage design Atento Camera Philippe Digneffe, Pol Heyvaert & Gob Squad Video postproduction Miles Chalcraft, Korneel Coessens, Sarah Michelle Harrison, Anna Zett & Gob Squad Translation Pascale Petralia & Stephanie Dewachter Production assistants Stephanie Dewachter & Hilde Tuinstra Childcare Merel Van Den Steen Tour management Leen De Broe & Mat Hand Artistic co-ordination Nele De Sloover
Production management Wim Clapdorp & Christina Runge Administration Carl Gydé & Eva Hartmann

A production by Gob Squad and CAMPO, Gent, in co-production with Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, FFT Düsseldorf, Noorderzon/Grand Theatre Groningen, NEXT Festival, Eurometropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai+Valenciennes, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, and La Bâtie-Festival de Genève. Sponsored by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs. With support of the Flemish Representatives in Vienna.

€ 14,-/8,-/6,-*

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