THE FUTURE

THE FUTURE

by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DORKYPARK

A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark in coproduction with the Volksbühne. Co-producer: Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa, Funded by Senatverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

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Human beings have, throughout the ages, felt the urge to predict the future. In ancient times, oracles were consulted, people read in the bowels of sacrificial animals for prophecies, or looked into the constellation of stars up in the sky. For many decades in the past, the eccentric fortune teller Walter Mercado made prophecies about the future in popular tv appearances, nowadays innumerous astrology websites on the internet do the job.

In the future, we will examine the future in the past and various theories of time, oracles and riddles, and, following Karen Barad´s thoughts, the possibility that the past might not have arrived yet. Maybe the future has been slowly cancelled over and over again and all we’re left with is the endless and timeless reproduction of anachronisms.

Like in that club scene in a science-fiction movie: no matter when the film is produced, it’s represented forever as a club in the 1980s when the doomsday clock was showing five minutes to midnight.

There is a storm coming, says the man at the gas station. I know, I say, replay Sarah Connor.

Premiere is on 4th December 2021 at the Volksbühne Berlin.

CAST & CREW

Concept and Choreography: Constanza Macras
Text: Constanza Macras with additional texts by René Pollesch
Dramaturgy:
 Carmen Mehnert

By and with: Simon Bellouard, Alexandra Bódi, Emil Bordás, Fernanda Farah, Rob Fordeyn, Johanna Lemke, Sonya Levin, Thulani Lord Mgidi, Daisy Phillips, Miki Shoji

Live music by and with: Tatiana Heuman, Kristina Lösche-Löwensen, Katrin Schüler-Springorum

Composition: Robert Lippok
Stage design: Alissa Kolbusch
Costumes: Eleonore Carriere
Light design: Hans-Hermann Schulze
Sound design: Tobias Gringel
Assistant directors: Mica Heilmann, Darja Ajvazovic
Mask and make up: Spyridon Prosoparis
Dramaturgy assistant: Lili Hering
Costume assistant: Djuna Reiner
Stage assistant: Laurent Pellissier
Direction intern: Mira Hutto
Technical Production Management: Karina Zotz
Production management: Chloé Ferro
Production office: Sarah Lipszyc
Administration/Management DorkyPark: Xiao Yu
Distribution: Plan B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts