KillJoy Quiz | NTGent
02.02.23 04.02.23

KillJoy Quiz Luanda Casella / NTGent

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In 'Killjoy Quiz', the pleasant predictability of a television quiz gradually gives way to a much tougher thought exercise.
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tickets

15-24 euros

general info

✔ ENG spoken
✔ DUTCH surtitles 

Order your copy of 'Killjoy Quiz Book-tool' here.

estimated duration

1h40

KillJoy Quiz premiered in the 21-22 season and will be resumed in the 22-23 season due to the major success. From Luanda Casella, house artist at NTGent, also Ferox Tempus  and Short of Lying  are shown this season.

A killjoy  is a person who deliberately spoils the enjoyment of others. In this creation, Luanda Casella uses Sara Ahmed's concept of the killjoy figure  as someone who is ready to denounce violence, even when that requires creating discomfort. In Killjoy Quiz, the pleasant predictability of a television quiz gradually gives way to a much tougher thought exercise.

Participants answer questions. Points are handed out. But what is the meaning of winning a quiz? One might know things about the world, but not necessarily understand the complexities behind the facts one knows.

Killjoy Quiz  subverts the idea of scoring points on knowledge by proposing a game where learning how to enter into dialogue is the ultimate goal. Words are powerful and eloquence is a weapon. The cunning multiple choice questions in this production will mercilessly expose a number of our preconceptions.

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Luanda Casella is a Brazilian writer and performer trying to rescue the art of storytelling from its mediatised doomed destiny. By examining rhetorical concepts through humor, her work exposes language constructions, exploring unreliable narration in fiction and in everyday communicative processes.

Her work has been shown in venues and festivals around the world such as Spielart (Munich), Edinburg International Festival, Het TheaterFestival (Gent), Kaserne (Basel). With her last solo piece Short of Lying  she won the Sabam writing prize at Theater aan Zee (TAZ Oostende).  



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cast
  • Luanda Casella
  • Lindah Nyirenda
  • Yolanda Mpelé
cast
  • Luanda Casella
  • Lindah Nyirenda
  • Yolanda Mpelé
credits

concept, direction & text

Luanda Casella

dramaturgy

Sébastien Hendrickx

light design

Dennis Diels

coaching & choreography

Lucius Romeo-Fromm

scenography

Felix Fasolt

singing

Maïmouna Rachels, Timia Van der Linden, Helena Casella

production management

Greet Prové

composition

Pablo Casella

technical team production

Pieter Nys

graphic design & typesetting projections

Kahil Janssens

technical support

Jan Van Ooteghem

realisation costumes

kostuumatelier NTGent

set realisation

decoratelier NTGent, Felix Fasolt

production

NTGent

coproduction

workspacebrussels, De Grote Post

with support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter, de Vlaamse Overheid

thanks to

Dan Vandevoorde/X-treme Creations
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credits

concept, direction & text

Luanda Casella

dramaturgy

Sébastien Hendrickx

light design

Dennis Diels

coaching & choreography

Lucius Romeo-Fromm

scenography

Felix Fasolt

singing

Maïmouna Rachels, Timia Van der Linden, Helena Casella

production management

Greet Prové

composition

Pablo Casella

technical team production

Pieter Nys

graphic design & typesetting projections

Kahil Janssens

technical support

Jan Van Ooteghem

realisation costumes

kostuumatelier NTGent

set realisation

decoratelier NTGent, Felix Fasolt

production

NTGent

coproduction

workspacebrussels, De Grote Post

with support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter, de Vlaamse Overheid

thanks to

Dan Vandevoorde/X-treme Creations
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