Benjamin Verdonck/Toneelhuis [BE]

Het houten ezeltje

Het houten ezeltje
Het houten ezeltje

01.12 – 02.12.2017

From studio to stage

What starts as a lecture about Benjamin Verdonck’s new book even i must understand it enjoyably derails into a production that introduces you to one or more table stages. In The Wooden Donkey, Verdonck presents a playful guide to the winding road from his studio to the stage, using stories, photos, films, a little theatre in a box, a cat, and music.

• Under the heading EVEN I MUST UNDERSTAND IT, Benjamin Verdonck has been spinning a web of projects since 2015 that might take the form of performances, exhibitions, or installations in the public space. This season, he is also appearing at the Kaaitheater with his new production Song for Gigi.
 

on the desk of bertolt brecht
was written in big letters
truth is concrete
on the corner of his desk
there was a little wooden donkey
with a sign around its neck
that said
and even I must understand
that there is something like truth
something that I do not doubt
for which I will struggle
for which I want to make art
 


concept & uitvoering Benjamin Verdonck, leerlingen van 't Speelscholeke Deurne | productie Toneelhuis

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