© Louise Te Poele & Maison the Faux


Theater Utrecht, Toneelhuis Antwerpen, Orkater & St. Naomi Velissariou
Fri 18.11.2022 20:00 - 21:30
KVS, Brussels
20:00 - 21:30

In Atropa, the taboos of a generation marked by its hunger for emancipation are aired in a language they understand best: one of pumping beats and razorsharp poetry.

'The paradox of peace is that it must be conquered. With violence.'

Tom Lanoye

Atropa is a bacchanal of language in which the struggle for power is replaced by a celebration of vulnerability. Greek women are confronted with Trojan women who, after their city’s occupation, prefer death over a life of oppression. It’s up to the only man left to convincingly defend the values of the survivors at the end of the battle ...

*Intersectionality is the name for the phenomenon where “societal inequality occurs along various axes that intersect”; the notion that individuals in a society experience discrimination and oppression based on a plethora of factors.

Atropa. The revenge of peace was written by Tom Lanoye in 2008 and premiered that same year at the Avignon festival, directed by Guy Cassiers. In 2012 Lanoye won the prize for stage writing, because he “searches for the roots of the evils called war and violence” in Atropa, while “analysing the game of power”, according to the Royal Academy for the Dutch Language and Literature.


CONCEPT Naomi Velissariou TEKST / TEXTE / TEXT Tom Lanoye REGIE / MISE EN SCÈNE / DIRECTION Naomi Velissariou & Floor Houwink ten Cate GELUIDSONTWERP / CONCEPTION SON / SOUND DESIGN Joost Maaskant (Maask) & Jimi Zoet (performancecollectief Urland) SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SCENOGRAPHY Dennis Vanderbroeck (Studio Dennis Vanderbroeck) KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN Joris Suk (Maison the Faux) SPEL / JEU / PERFORMANCE Vanja Rukavina, Naomi Velissariou, Ntianu Stuger, Annelinde Bruijs, Thibaud Dooms, Denise Jannah & Esperanza Denswil COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Theater Utrecht, Toneelhuis Antwerpen, Orkater & Stichting Naomi Velissariou