Gob Squad and CAMPO proudly present a live show with real children! A rare and magnificent opportunity to witness seven lives lived in fast forward… Before Your Very Eyes!"
For the first time in their 17 year history, Gob Squad do not appear onstage themselves, instead directing a group of 8-14 year olds. As the audience observe them in a "safe-room" made of one-way mirrors like insects in a jam jar, the children onstage peer into the future at themselves as adults, and nostalgically back at their recent past. And as we try to stop the process of aging and preserve youth as long as we can, they prepare to leave childhood behind forever.
Through the complex interaction of live performance and recorded material, Gob Squad turn ideas about the wisdom of age and the innocence of youth on their head.
Gob Squad’s Before Your Very Eyes is the last part of the CAMPO trilogy of theatre works with children, made for an adult audience. The first part was Josse De Pauw’s üBUNG, followed by Tim Etchells‘ That Night Follows Day.
CONCEPT, DESIGN & DIRECTION GOB SQUAD (JOHANNA FREIBURG, SEAN PATTEN, BERIT STUMPF, SARAH THOM, BASTIAN TROST & SIMON WILL)
MADE WITH MARTHA BALTHAZAR, MAURICE BELPAIRE, SPENCER BOGAERT, ZOË BREDA, FAUSTIJN DE RUYCK, RAMSES DE RUYCK, FONS DHOSSCHE, TASJA DOOM, GUST HAMERLINCK, ROBBE LANGERAERT, ZOË LUCA, JEANNE VANDEKERCKHOVE, AIKO VANPARYS & INEKE VERHAEGEN
PERFORMANCE COACH PASCALE PETRALIA
VOICE OVER RIGLEY RILEY
SOUND DESIGN SEBASTIAN BARK, JEFF MCGRORY & GOB SQUAD
TECHNIQUE KORNEEL COESSENS & BART HUYBRECHTS
LIGHT DESIGN KORNEEL COESSENS
COSTUMES AN BREUGELMANS & GOB SQUAD
CAMERA PHILIPPE DIGNEFFE, POL HEYVAERT & GOB SQUAD
PRODUCTION CAMPO & GOB SQUAD (DE)
CO-PRODUCTION HEBBEL AM UFER, BERLIN (D); FFT, DÜSSELDORF (D); NOORDERZON, GRONINGEN (NL); NEXT FESTIVAL, EUROMETROPOLE LILLE-KORTRIJK-TOURNAI+VALENCIENNES; MOUSONTURM, FRANKFURT (D); LA BÂTIE-FESTIVAL DE GENÈVE (CH)
GOB SQUAD IS SUPPORTED BY THE CITY BERLIN