Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

  • Fri 06.03.09 20 h
  • Sat 07.03.09 20 h

Following ›The Lobster Shop‹, Jan Lauwers & Needcompany return once again to PACT Zollverein with ›The Deer House‹ which successfully premiered in 2008 at the Festspiele in Salzburg. Motive and impulse behind the piece was the news of the tragic death of the brother of performer Tijen Lawton: Kerem Lawton was shot while working as a war photographer in Kosovo. The piece begins with the discovery of a fictive diary in which he tells his story. ›The Deer House‹ shifts between fairytale and tragedy, between reality and fiction: dark, gloomy and surreal, but also ironic and full of hope, Jan Lauwers & Needcompany grapple with war, death and the speechless grief of the living.

Premiere: 28.07.2008 Salzburger Festspiele

Text, directing, set design: Jan Lauwers

Music: Hans Petter Dahl, Maarten Seghers, ›Song for the Deer House‹ : Jan Lauwers
With: Grace Ellen Barkey, Anneke Bonnema, Hans Petter Dahl, Viviane De Muynck, Misha Downey, Julien Faure, Yumiko Funaya, Benoît Gob, Tijen Lawton, Maarten Seghers, Inge Van Bruystegem

Choreography: The Company

Costumes: Lot Lemm

Light: Ken Hioco, Koen Raes
Sound Design: Dré Schneider

Production manager: Luc Galle
Assistant to the director: Elke Janssens

Production: Needcompany and Salzburger Festspiele

Co-production: Schauspielhaus Zürich, PACT Zollverein (Essen)
Performance rights held by S.Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt a.M.
With the collaboration of deSingel (Antwerp), Kaaitheater (Brussels)
With the support of the Flemish authorities
This performance is supported by
Kunststiftung NRW


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