Programme

Gob Squad

Room Service (Help Me Make It Through The Night)

Theatre

5h

Long before “Western Society” and before “Super Night Shot,” there was “Room Service” (2002). Here Gob Squad’s unique blend of improvisation, video and audience interaction was created. By invitation of HAU Hebbel am Ufer the rarely seen work returns to Berlin. "Room Service" is a live interactive film. In the conference room of the hotel the audience watch four performers on a four huge TV monitors set side by side. Each performer is in a seperate hotel room, unable to see and hear the audience or each other. Their only contact to the outside world is a phone line that puts them directly in contact with the audience. As the night progresses they call their voyeurs with increasingly absurd and desperate demands, in a plea to remain with them and help them make it through the night.

“Hugely imaginative, remarkably funny… Big Brother directed by Andy Warhol” - The Sunday Times
"Room Service" Trailer

We dedicate this show to Lars Egge Müggenburg (long term collaborator, critic and connoisseur of our work).

Gob Squad Arts Collective receives institutionelle Förderung im Rahmen des Konzeptförderungszeitraumes 2015 - 2018 des Landes Berlin, Senatskanzlei - Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.

Co-Production: Gob Squad, Podewil Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg. Funded by Kulturbehörde der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur Berlin,  Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. Supported by Relexa Hotel Stuttgarter Hof Berlin.

Cast

Konzept und Regie: Gob Squad / Performance und Entwicklung: Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Elyce Semenec, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost und Simon Will / Performer in Berlin: Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Berit Stumpf, Bastian Trost / Performance Koordination: Simon Will / Sound design: Jeff McGrory, Sebastian Bark / Video: Miles Chalcraft (Martin Cooper) / Produktions-leitung: Eva Hartmann / Produktions-assistenz: Sofie-Louise Thørner-Andersen / Technische Leitung: Torsten Schwarzbach / Assistenz Technik: Leif Alexis / Gob Squad Management: Eva Hartmann / Touring Management: Mat Hand

Dates

  • Past
    Thu 7.5.2015, 21:00 /
    Fri 8.5.2015, 21:00 /

HAU3000 / Positions, Projects, Publications

Choreographies for non-humans – A conversation with Mette Ingvartsen

By Katleen Van Langendonck & Eva Decaesstecker

Read an interview with the choreographer, not only about her latest production “Moving in Condert” ...

An Introduction to “Collectivize Facebook”

By Jonas Staal

“Collectivize Facebook” is a lawsuit aimed to turn Facebook into public property, initiated by artist Jonas Staal and lawyer Jan Fermon. Read here Staal’s introduction to the project.

“Manifestos for Queer Futures”

Video Documentation

As part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, HAU initiated an open call for artists based in Berlin, who were invited to submit proposals for their Manifestos for Queer Futures.