For four weeks, Gabel Eiben worked with six bachelor students in drama on 20something.
The dreams, desires and anxieties of adolescence seem to linger longer and longer as we wade into the 21st century. In 20something we try to take an honest look at whether that statement is true or just a byproduct of oversharing our experiences in the form of Snaps and Posts. The actors explore this through the lens of an American dreamscape. The melodramatic forms on display are used to frustrate and facilitate the performers’ ability to share with the audience their life experience as well as the experiences in the moment on stage. The verbatim text is sampled from conversations with friends of the author including the performers. These intimate, sincere, and sometimes banal meanderings are used to explore the myth that we ever really do “come of age.”
Coaching: Gabel Eiben | Created with and performed by: Aimé Claeys, Gina Beuk, Judith Dhondt, Judith Willems, Laurens Aneca, Martha Balthazar | Text: is sampled from conversations with Ross Cowan, Inga Hákonardóttir, Tarek Halaby, Luis Miguel Ramirez Muñoz, Mary Tuomanen, Katie Vickers, and the performers.
- KASK Drama
- Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Gent, €5 / €3 / free for students, teachers and alumni of KASK Drama, jury