28.4. 2023 | Baerum Kulturhus, Norway
29.4. 2023 | Baerum Kulturhus, Norway
17.5. 2023 19:30 | Studio ALTA, Libeňský pivovar | Prague premiere | TICKETS
18.5. 2023 19:30 | Studio ALTA, Libeňský pivovar | TICKETS
19 February 2022 10:00 | Work in progress | Malá Inventura Festival 2022
13 September 2022 19:00 | Moving Station in Plzeň, festival Divadlo | OPENING NIGHT
14 September 2022 16:30 | Moving Station in Plzeň
24.2. 2023 18:00 | Libeňský pivovar, Praha 8 – Libeň | Festival Malá inventura 2023
25.2. 2023 18:00 | Libeňský pivovar, Praha 8 – Libeň | Festival Malá inventura 2023
Work in progress, Malá Inventura Festival 2022. Photo: Anežka Medová
Prague premiere, Malá inventura 2023 festival. Photo: Simona Rybová
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Am I a man?
What am I allowed to do?
What am I not allowed to do?
What am I supposed to do?
Who will tell me?
What part of me can be revealed?
Can I feel my inner feelings on the outside?
“We examine the stereotypes, norms and expectations that we have learned, accepted from others, created, automated, and now trying to peel off. We search for possible ways of staging this process of ‚peeling off‘. We search for means of communicating without imposing our views, while expressing our feelings. We live in a world we have created ourselves. We are responsible for it. On the stage, we conceive a world where all wo/men can be seen as they are, with their emotions.”
Jiří Šimek, Peter Šavel a Marta Ljubková
We started out by reading Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez, followed soon afterwards by The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by Bell Hooks. For two years we have explored various topical issues that have emerged since the outbreak of Covid-19: the structuring of the world with regard to those who are ‚smaller and weaker‘, contemporary communication and its methods, the ideal of a man, the world as a place suiting only some of us, and emotional maturity… The production has evolved throughout the process as more and more inspirations popped up, such as power-abuse cases at universities and harassment scandals. What remained was the original title and the desire to find a form that best expresses what is often kept quiet because it is considered embarrassing. About the fragility that even men have a right to feel – but they are a minority in the theatre audience. (So, if you’re not a man and you’ve read this far, think about which man in your life could use a little fragility and take him to the theatre with you!)
We are experimenting with the limits of what we can say in theatre and how, and what the notion “theatre” encompasses. We are not tied by genre, formal or expressive boundaries; we understand the theatrical form as a free territory where everything is possible. Even cry with impunity.
A map and a record of the whole creative process is available at the project’s website www.neviditelnazena.cz (only in CZ and SK).
Photo: Marek Bartoš
90 min. with no interval
PERFORMERS Jiří Šimek, Peter Šavel
DRAMATURGICAL AND CREATIVE COLLABORATION Marta Ljubková
TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND LIGHTING DESIGN Štěpán Hejzlar, Zuzana Režná
MOVEMENT CONSULTATION: Martina Hajdyla Lacová
PRODUCTION Tereza Tomášová, Ludmila Vacková & Jiří Šimek
PRODUCERS Studio ALTA (ALT@RT z. ú.), Ufftenživot
CO-PRODUCTION Moving Station (Johan, z. ú.)
ARTIST RESIDENCIES (in chronological order) Velvarská kostka, Rezi.dance v lese, Sprang Scene (Norway), Baerum Kulturhus (Sandvika – Norway), Studio ALTA , Moving Station
SUPPORTED BY Prague City Hall and Czech Ministry of Culture
The play is part of the project „Cooperation of Cultural Houses: Studio ALTA, Baerum Kulturhus, Black Box Teater“ that is supported from the EHP and Norway Grants 2014–2021. ALT@RT is the grant’s recipient.