Programme

Gob Squad

Western Society

Theatre

German / English / 120 min

The starting point of Gob Squad’s performance is a home video found on the internet. The individual sequences of movement in the living room society are meticulously deciphered, dismantled and reassembled. This creates a panorama of Western society in the 21st century, half nightmare, half social utopia.

According to the New York Times “a haunting, funny vision of a society that shifts from total inclusivity to isolating exclusion.” After countless performances at home and abroad,"Western Society" returns to HAU where it all began.

Cast

Concept & Direction: Gob Squad / Performed and Devised by: Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Damian Rebgetz, Tatiana Saphir, Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost und Simon Will / Berlin Cast: Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Simon Will / Sound Design: Jeff McGrory, Torsten Schwarzbach / Video: Miles Chalcraft, Kathrin Krottenthaler / Costumes: Emma Cattell und Kerstin Honeit / Realisation Set Design: Lena Mody / Technical Coordinator & Lighting Design: Chris Umney, Max Wegner / Dramaturgy & Production Management: Christina Runge / Artistic Assistants: Mat Hand, Lena Mody / Interns: Sarah Sarina Rommedahl, Sophie Galibert / Management: Eva Hartmann

Dates

  • Past
    Sat 5.10.2013, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sun 6.10.2013, 17:00 / HAU1
    Mon 7.10.2013, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 2.11.2013, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sun 3.11.2013, 17:00 / HAU1
    Mon 4.11.2013, 20:00 / HAU1
    Thu 24.4.2014, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 25.4.2014, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 26.4.2014, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sun 27.4.2014, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 17.1.2015, 21:00 / HAU1
    Sun 18.1.2015, 20:00 / HAU1
    Mon 19.1.2015, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 8.1.2016, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 9.1.2016, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sun 10.1.2016, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 28.5.2016, 20:30 / HAU2
    Sun 29.5.2016, 20:30 / HAU2
    Thu 23.3.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 24.3.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 17.3.2018, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sun 18.3.2018, 17:00 / HAU1
    Mon 19.3.2018, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 23.11.2018, 21:00 / HAU1
    Sat 24.11.2018, 21:00 / HAU1

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Credits

Production and develpoment in collaboration with Center Theatre Group, Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director (Los Angeles, CA). Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Spielart Festival (München) and brut (Wien).

Gob Squad Arts Collective received institutional support as part of the concept period 2015 - 2019 by the Senate Department of Culture.

Location

HAU1
Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. Access to the Parkett by means of a separate entrance with lift when necessary. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised.

HAU2
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. (in Großbeerenstraße). Wheelchair ramp and lift available. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised via service@hebbel-am-ufer.de.