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Elektra Unbound

Luanda Casella / NTGent
Wed 27.03.2024 - Thu 28.03.2024
  • 27.03.2024
    20:00 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
  • 28.03.2024
    20:00 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels

After the TED-talk in Short of Lying, the quiz in Killjoy Quiz and the video game in Ferox Tempus, Luanda Casella once again experiments with a popular format in Elektra Unbound. This time, she takes on the world of auditions and challenges our ‘talent’ for gender roles. With four recently graduated theatre creators, she dissects the discourse around feminism and queer culture ...

The fictitious audition is directed by an insane old actress who calls herself Kassandra. She believes she knows everything that is about to happen. (And many things do happen.) However, despite this supernatural talent, Kassandra is highly unpredictable, making the life of her assistant, a living hell. The auditions held are underlined by a psychological drama in the lives of the actors. They are all theatre students from a hip (and highly queer) Conservatorium. They madly study their characters, searching for ‘contemporary archetypes of tragic figures’ on TikTok. 

A new, comic show by director Luanda Casella.


CONCEPT & REGIE / CONCEPT & MISE EN SCÈNE / CONCEPT & DIRECTION Luanda Casella CHOREOGRAFIE / CHORÉGRAPHIE / CHOREOGRAPHY Lucius Romeo-Fromm SPEL / JEU / PERFORMANCE Luanda Casella, Bavo Buys, Sjoerd Koolma, Emma van Ammel, Abigail Gypens, Lucius Romeo-Fromm PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION NTGent