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performance "impromptu playacting" at the opening of "make art, not choices"



Absurd theatre, run at the opening of the project "make art, not choices".

This piece of playacting was a bit unusal, which is quite usual in deKunstClub.

The concept of the play is based on a full-length Dutch play by Marcel Osterop. We however took only about 15% of that, as our event was planned to be a short one. The text was also largely rewritten. It is a dialogue between a female and a male character. The actors were completely unprepared. They received their text just prior to playing it. In other words, they read their parts from paper. No director was involved. The only indications given to the actors were:

  1. play for maximum expression
  2. after each set of lines change your position in the group of cabinets

The play was quite absurdist. Oh and the players were volunteers, chosen on the spot. Actually, the roles ware played by Alex den Ouden and Bertie Kouwenhoven (his sister-in-law). No other people volunteered ....

As an added bonus, cellist Huub Bogaers improvised music to accompany the play. He did a marvellous job, his music really was just exactly right and on the spot. It greatly (or should we say: further) enhanced the whole performance. The actors definitely want to thank Huub .... they were certainly inspired by his music.

This experiment was exhilarating and very succesful. For those who missed this performance, we have some sets of photos by Hans and Maya Jansen and Gertjan Laurenssen.


photo by Maya Jansen

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