May 2021

M T W T F S S
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
 

 

Aurelie Di Marino - If there weren’t any blacks you’d have to invent them

Six performers put the 1968 screenplay by Johnny Speight “If there weren’t any blacks you’d have to invent them” on stage. By staging this seemingly outdated movie, they question an important paradox today: the conscious complicity of the members of society to systemic violence which is openly ignored and dis¬placed, and which creates a lingering subconscious feeling of guilt at an individual level. The performance plays with the paradox between the acknowledgement of the injustice of power structures and the fact that one uses those same power structures to consolidate its own personal position.

Based on the script: ’If There Weren’t Any Blacks You’d Have to Invent Them’ van Johnny Speight

By and with: Aurelie Di Marino, Farbod Fathinejadfard, Benjamin Op de Beeck, Ahilan Ratnamohan, Nona Buhrs, Kaat Arnaert | Dramaturgy: Dries Douibi | Lights & sound: Gregor Van Mulders, Delphine Dupont | Decor: Jozef Wouters / Decoratelier & Tim Vanhentenryk | Subtitles: Dries Gijsels | Costumes: Atelier Ad Hoc & Anne-Cathérine Kunz | Production: Kunstenwerkplaats | Coproduction: d e t h e a t e r m a k e r, Beursschouwburg, De Grote Post, C-Mine
Supported by Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Het Bos, Kunstencentrum BUDA. Thanks to: Btissame Bourrich, Merel Van de Gehuchte, Elsemieke Scholte, Karlien Vanhoonacker, Lieve Demin, Johan Dehollander en Delphine Coërs

Duration : 60-65 minutes
Language: English / Dutch subtitles

(c) Book by Johnny Speight

2018
May 12 _ Programmers’ Days, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek _ Brussel
May 16-17 _ Het Bos _ Antwerpen
Jul 28-29 _ TAZ#18 _ Oostende
Sep 19-20 _ Love at First Sight, deSingel _ Antwerpen

2019
Apr 6 _ Theater Rotterdam _ Roterdam (NL)
Apr 26 _ CC De Grote Post _ Oostende
Apr 29-30 _ Brakke Grond _ Amsterdam (NL)
Sep 8 _ Het Theater Festival, Vooruit _Gent

2020
Jan 15 _ Theater Malpertuis - CC Gildhof _Tielt

2021
Mar 18 _ Theater Antigone _ Kortrijk POSTPONED