You enter the theatre, assuming your role as the audience. Is that a concious role? Are you performing your role?
Being Audience|Being Performer questions the roles we assume both inside and outside of the theatre.
Being Audience|Being Performer is dealing with the roles we assume both consciously and unconsciously. In the context of theatre that is the role of the audience for the spectator and the role of the performer for the actor. Here the spectator is usually in a passive position, functioning as an observer and as a judge over the performer. We observe the same kind of relationship in the political landscape and the daily issues our society is dealing with, both on a national and international/global level.
Being Audience|Being Performer is trying to challenge this traditional relationship by inviting the audience to become performers and actors themselves. This counts for inside, as well as outside of the theatre.
„This piece is only a rehearsal“
The real performance is happening outside of the theatre. People need to take responsibility for the issues we face as a society and become actors themselves to create a better alternative, instead of spectating and judging the political performers on stage. In the theatre, when the actions are happening inside the auditorium, that becomes the stage. Outside the theatre the stage moves from the parliaments into the streets.
Direction: Jakob Lohmann
Performed by: Jakob Lohmann and Maria Susca
Technician and Safety: Wojciech Marek Kozak
Supported by: Leggere Strutture and Artfactory International
Special Thanks to: Marko Pasquale for the strange animal; the Anfibia project under guidance of Carlo Massari for creating this opportunity; all the fellow Anfibians for your feedback and support both for the piece and on a human level and last but not least all the teachers and coaches without whom nothing of this could have been.