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Under Pressure-Temporary Title by Groupe ACM

When:

Sat Jan 24 2015, 8:00pm
Sun Jan 25 2015, 8:00pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $22.00
  • Additional fees may apply

In June 2011 we were putting on Casimir and Caroline by Horváth. There were nine performers, two directors, three stage managers, a dramaturg, a scenographer... It was the first time that we had a big budget production. Many people were expecting our play. We were anxious.

Meanwhile Mains d'oeuvres (the theater where we were doing our residency) ordered us to do a short play for its festival. We were in a huge rush with the premiere's coming but we couldn't refuse the order and finally decided to deal with our project: putting on Casimir and Caroline.

Under Pressure - Temporary Title is a meta-theatrical conference about theatre and the problems we have to face as soon as we undertake a project: pressure, financial problems, delays, rows, resignations...

We imagined a very simple scenic device: Emilie and Hélène play the directors sitting behind a table covered with stacks of papers and talk to the audience as if they were the actors of the play. The text is constructed on variations, confusion and misunderstandings.

Unfortunately the two directors freak out because their speech gets more and more confused. The more they want to be understood, the less they are. They finally become speechless and crazy.

What can you create when you lose control?