Gob Squad

Show Me A Good Time

Invited to the 58. Theatertreffen Berlin


12 hours

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A woman in a dress stands in front of a screen with four different videos and the caption "Show me a good time".
A person in a transparent rain coat stands in front of a screen with three different videos.
A woman sits in HAU1. Above her hangs a handwritten banner with the words "Show me a good time".

All we have left is now. The past has passed and the future looks more uncertain than ever. Back in June, in the middle of Berlin’s cultural lockdown, when all the theatres were closed, Gob Squad presented “Show Me A Good Time” as an ambitious 12 hour livestream. From the empty stage of HAU1, a single performer reached out to audiences across the world, whilst others explored the streets of Berlin and Sheffield, or shared intimate secrets from their homes.

The world is changing fast, and there is no going back to the way things were. What will remain and what will change as history marches relentlessly onwards? As we retreat into our social bubbles, how can we connect to strangers? And where are the good times in the new normal? On a stage? On the streets? At home on the sofa?

As time-travelling researchers, Gob Squad try to uncover the layers of a reality that has become alien to us, in order to find out how we can carry on. Join them online on their journey through time!

For over 25 years, Gob Squad have been blurring the boundaries of art, theatre and real life. Sometimes they perform on the streets or in other public non-theatre locations. Sometimes they use cameras to bring the urban jungle, with all its danger, beauty and messiness, into the comfort of a theatre. Often they do both simultaneously.


Concept, Direction: Gob Squad / Performance: Sean Patten, Bastian Trost, Simon Will, Tatiana Saphir, Sarah Thom / Video Design: Noam Gorbat, Miles Chalcraft / Sound Design: Sebastian Bark, Jeff McGrory, Catalina Fernandez / Costume Realisation: Emma Cattell / Lighting Design, Technical Management: Max Wegner / Dramaturgy, Production Management: Christina Runge / Set Assistant: Amina Nouns / Internship: Clemens Zoller / Gob Squad Management: Eva Hartmann / Communication / PR: Alexandra Lauck / Tour Management: Mat Hand / UK Production: Ayla Suveren

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  • Past
    Sat 20.6.2020, 18:00 / Haus der Berliner Festspiele
    Thu 26.11.2020, 18:00 / HAU4
    Fri 27.11.2020, 21:00 / HAU4
    Sat 28.11.2020, 15:00 / HAU4
    Fri 14.5.2021, 12:00 / Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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14.5., 12:00–15.5., 00:00


Production: Gob Squad. World premiere co-commissioned and co-produced by: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin),  La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Series (San Diego). Co-production: Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel (Hamburg). Supported by: Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Gob Squad is funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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