08.10.2022 06.11.2022

A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction KATIE MITCHELL / THÉÂTRE VIDY-LAUSANNE & MARTHA BALTHAZAR

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A British play on the ongoing ecological disaster that refuses to go on tour, is restaged entirely in Ghent by local activist and director Martha Balthazar.
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✔ DUTCH spoken
✔ ENG surtitles
✔ Thanks to our Theatre Tablet you can also enjoy (from 18/10):
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We're on the last run of a show that's been around for two years. But tonight, its performer can't go on stage. In her place, the dramaturg - in her 30s, afraid of death- addresses the audience and tries to resolve this tricky situation.

“I'm just going to try to tell you a few stories tonight, about some things I have been thinking about and researching in private. So that none of us has to be unbearably lonely tonight.” 

Based on an original concept developed by British director Katie Mitchell for Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, A play for the living in a time of extinction  is the first of two chapters in the Sustainable Theatre?-project, in which thirteen theatres in Europe and Asia reflect together on ways to make theater more sustainable.

The play, a courageous reflection on theatre and life facing climate disaster, is handed over from Katie Mitchell to other artists with nothing more than a series of instructions. For example, the entire staging process, in a radical approach, must be sustainable. Therefore, the required power of the performance will be produced live with the use of electricity-generating bikes. Thus making the tour, and its huge environmental impact, disappear. In its place a cycle of transmissions is triggered. From one artist to another.

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"What is the impact of humans on the world? And how do we keep on being human knowing this?"

Martha Balthazar, activist, columnist and director who graduated from KASK Ghent in 2021, will direct NTGent's version of the play. She will connect her artistic vision with the core topics of the performance: What is the impact of humans on the world? And how do we keep on being human knowing this? Which inheritance do we want for the future generations? And how can we re-establish our connection with the entire spectrum of living species at a time where total extinction is a real possibility?

credits

concept

Katie Mitchell, Jérôme Bel, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

in collaboration with

het Interdisciplinair Centrum voor Duurzaamheid van de Universiteit van Lausanne

production

Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, R.B. Jérôme Bel, Dramaten Stockholm, MC2 Grenoble, National Theater & Concert Hall Tapei, NTGent, Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Théâtre de Liège, Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, National Theatre of Croatia Zagreb, Slovene National Theatre Maribor, Trafo

direction ntgent

Martha Balthazar

production management

Greet Prové

direction assistant

Liesbeth Standaert
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

concept

Katie Mitchell, Jérôme Bel, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

in collaboration with

het Interdisciplinair Centrum voor Duurzaamheid van de Universiteit van Lausanne

production

Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, R.B. Jérôme Bel, Dramaten Stockholm, MC2 Grenoble, National Theater & Concert Hall Tapei, NTGent, Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Théâtre de Liège, Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, National Theatre of Croatia Zagreb, Slovene National Theatre Maribor, Trafo

direction ntgent

Martha Balthazar

production management

Greet Prové

direction assistant

Liesbeth Standaert

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Saturday 8 October 2022
20:00
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Wednesday 12 October 2022
20:00
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Thursday 13 October 2022
18:30
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Friday 14 October 2022
20:00
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Saturday 15 October 2022
20:00
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Tuesday 1 November 2022
20:00
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Wednesday 2 November 2022
20:00
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Saturday 5 November 2022
20:00
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Sunday 6 November 2022
15:00
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