TRIGGER OF HAPPINESS 2017
It’s a play played as a deadly game. The party and the game as catalysts of joy, misery, intimacy and escape from loneliness. The performers are young adults. They are not actors and have between 18 and 23 years. They answer questions about their loves, their concerns, their vision of the future, the family. They are invited to tell their own stories. They speak less of happiness than of their desires, of their gaze on society, of the intimate. A performance without polish and tweezers.
A game of realities between sadness and joy. The group follows the random logic of a russian roulette game, where the associations of ideas and an explosive collective energy take precedence.
Concept and Artistic Direction_Ana Borralho & João Galante Light Design_Thomas Walgrave Sound_Coolgate, Pedro Augusto Dramaturgical Collaboration_Fernando J. Ribeiro Stage assistance and rehearsal assistance_Alface (Cátia Leitão), Antonia Buresi Stage assistance, rehearsal assistance and technical assistance_Tiago Gandra Performers_Local group of 12 young adults
Production Manager_Mónica Samões Production and Touring_Andrea Sozzi Executive Production_Joana Duarte Production_casaBranca Co-production_Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, (Lisboa, Portugal), Jonk - ny internationell scenkonst för unga (Jönköping, Suécia), Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil (CDN, França), Le phénix - scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création (França) Le Boulon Centre National des Arts de la Rue de Vieux-Condé (França) Support_Câmara Municipal de Lagos, Espaço Alkantara, LAC - Laboratório de Actividades Criativas, SIN Arts and Culture Centre (Budapest).