The silencing (lighting design)

The silencing (2022)

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What kind of attention do we give to the sounds of the environment we inhabit?
What sort of agency do we have when these sounds start to disappear?

The Silencing is a sensitive exploration of the role of the spectator in a theatre space. It mirrors what is happening outside of it – the profound impact that human activity has on its physical surroundings. On stage, a group of young storytellers establishes a shared practice of listening by interweaving autobiographical narrations, speculations, and audio recordings. They fill the theatre space with words and sounds. Until words fail them and there are no more stories to tell.

Concept & direction
David Weber-Brebs

Simone Basani

May Abnet, Ashley Ho, Julie Mughunda – in collaboration with Ezra Fieremans

Sound composition
Pali Meursault

Costume design
Aidan Abnet

Light design
Pablo Fontdevila

Set design advice
Paola Villani

Technical director
Pablo Fontdevila

Coaching of the performers
Isabelle Barth

Alice Ciresola

infinite endings

Kaaitheater, New Theatre Institute of Latvia & Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam (for act: art, climate, transition), C-takt, Buda, wpZimmer and Walpurgis

with the support of Monty and Kunstenwerkplaats

funded by the Flemish authorities

thanks to Q-O2, de School van Gaasbeek vzw, Jonas Rutgeerts, Leonie Persyn, radical_hope

Premiered at Kaaistudio’s (Brussels, BE)

– Oortreders Festival / Dommelhof (Neerpelt, BE)
– Theater Rotterdam (Rotterdam, NL)
– Homo Novus Festival (Riga, LV)
– Kaaistudio’s (Brussels, BE) – première