R.I.S.A (Reckless Idiots Seeking for Absolution)

Jr.cE.sA.r / KVS
Thu 10.10.2024 - Tue 05.11.2024

After the international successes of Malcolm X, Dear Winnie, and Who’s Tupac?, Jr.cE.sA.r was left with a bit of a hangover. Changing the world turned out to be more difficult than they thought. What can theatre mean in an overheating world that trembles under a rain of bombs? 

What can dialogue do against a backdrop that has replaced laughter with cynicism? In a city where fears and addictions seem to be stronger forces than what really unites us? In this absurd universe directed by social media, everyone has become their own hero. Amidst this idiotic idolatry, Jr.cE.sA.r presents the final instalment of its hero plays.

In R.I.S.A. (Reckless Idiots Seeking for Absolution) a carnivalesque parade of actors, writers, and musicians joins the revolution with a smile. The world is at our smiling feet, we collectively laugh in the face of it.


EEN VOORSTELLING VAN / UNE PERFORMANCE DE / A PERFORMANCE BY Jr.cE.sA.r (Junior Mthombeni, Cesar Janssens, Fikry El Azzouzi) REGIE / MISE EN SCÈNE / DIRECTION Junior Mthombeni MUZIEK / MUSIQUE / MUSIC Cesar Janssens DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Gerardo Salinas SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SCENOGRAPHY Stef Stessels CHOREOGRAFIE / CHORÉGRAPHIE / CHOREOGRAPHY Junior Mthombeni, Lisi Estaras KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION DE COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN Marie Szersnovicz KOSTUUMATELIER / ATELIER DE COSTUME / COSTUME ATELIER Heidi Ehrhart, Lieve Meeussen, Odile Dubucq CREATIE EN PERFORMANCE / CREATION ET PERFORMANCE / CREATION AND PERFORMANCE Tom Van Landuyt, Nina Plantefève-Castryck, Alex Akuete, Junior Akwety, Priscilla Adade, Lisi Estaras, Jesús Bienvenido, Enrique Noviello, Gwen Cresens, Mirko Banovic, Cesar Janssens, Fikry El Azzouzi, Junior Mthombeni, Gerardo Salinas PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION KVS COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro De Cádiz (Fit), Perpodium MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF The Taxshelter Of The Belgian Federal Government Via Chronos Invest, Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires), Secretaría De Cultura De La Ciudad De Montevideo, Embajada de España en Bélgica, Spain Arts & Culture MET DANK AAN / REMERCIEMENTS À / THANKS TO Ria Verlinden