Ersan Mondtag / NTGent

De Living / The Living Room


approx. 80 min

“De Living” (“The Living Room”) is about the last hour in a person’s life. The performance begins with a woman coming home and ends with her suicide. Or the other way around? Can we also narrate this last hour backwards, bringing the woman back to life? The spectators can only speculate about the protagonist’s past and the reasons for her death. For the first time HAU is co-producing a new work by Ersan Mondtag, which premieres at NTGent.


Direction: Ersan Mondtag / Cast: Doris Bokongo Nkumu, Nathalie Bokongo Nkumu / Dramaturgy: Eva-Maria Bertschy / Scientific consulting: Prof. Benigna Gerisch / Composer & Sound design: Gerrit Netzlaff / Radio voice: Simon Turner / Set & costume design: Ersan Mondtag / Acting coach: Oscar Van Rompay / Movements coach: Stella Höttler / Set & costume design: Dennis Diels / Directing Assistant: Liesbeth Standaert / Production manager: Sebastiaan Peeters / Technical production & stage manager: Oliver Houttekiet / Sound: Raf Willems, Bart Meeusen / Light: Eva Dermul / Set planning: Tony Morawe, Joris Soenen / Set constuction & props: Thierry Dhondt, Flup Beys, Pierre Keulemans, Freddy Schoonackers, Michiel Moors / Set painting: Luc Goedertier, Joris Soenen, Eva Devriendt, Kachiri Faes / Costume realization: An De Mol, Isabelle Stepman, Mieke Van der Cruyssen


  • Past
    German premiere
    Tue 11.6.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
    Wed 12.6.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
    Thu 13.6.2019, 20:00 / HAU2


Production: NTGent. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), La Villette (Paris), Theaterfestival Boulevard (’s Hertogenbosch).

This performance was realised with support of the Belgian Tax Shelter.


Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

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