Patchwork Family -
...The minute we are born we find ourselves in a situation of
being casted, selected, competed against. For a place in the
kindergarten, in the most prestigious (or the nearest) school, in
the sports team.
Then there are exams, school competitions, grading scales. Then
final exams. Then entrance exams and university exams. Then
resumes, CVs and job applications.
Then suffer through anything imaginable, only not to be
And then it is also very important, in which cemetery you are
And on the TV, endless competitions: who is to win the million,
who will participate in the Big Brother and become famous, Eurosong
contest for adults, Eurosong contests for children (that's right,
people have to be sucked in while still very young).
Miss World! Miss Universe! Tears of joy, tears of
Books of records, minutes of glory...
To win, to fight through no matter what, to gain advantage over
others (by whatever means necessary: tripping others, tricking
them, pouring them with acid) - that is the only way to shiny
happiness. There are no other ways to achieve happiness. Only to
become a star. Only in the show business. America's Next Top Mode,
Russia's, Japan's, Austrian. Dancing with the Starts, Figure
Skating with the Stars, Circus with the Stars, Shunting with the
Stars, stars, stars, how are they keeping up? What are they doing?
Who are they living with? The new astronomy. Total peep show.
Seven people from different countries - Austrian, Russian,
Croatian, Hong Kong, Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese .- A, R, C, H,
T, K and J. That's how we will refer to them, by the initial
letter, as it is not actually important where they are from. What
matters is that they are from different countries. And that they
speak different languages. Having no understanding of the
The essence of the story is to create a fable.
The form of the story is reality show. We chose this form not to
create a parody, but because it allows for a lot of GENUINE
IMPROVISATION, allowing actors to show their individuality.
Since the process of creating a theatre play in many ways
resembles a reality show - people involved in the project spend a
lot of time together, getting to know each other in the process of
working, improvising towards a not entirely clear goal. Therefore
the text will feature many "it is possible", "let's say", "we
suggest". Let the actors spend some time in the proposed
circumstances, let them absorb and be absorbed in them and in that
way, relationships between the characters, their conflicts and
inclinations will develop organically, and not through pre-written
Closed space. Dimmed lighting. The space is empty, no eyecatchers.
Elongated empiness and silence. K appears with a suitcase. Look
around. He isn't sure that he's in the right place. Still, he
chooses for himself the best possible spot. That is hard to do when
you don't know what is about to happen.
Participants in project: