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The Breakdown

by Jo Strømgren og Kate Pendry.

THE BREAKDOWN is a little wooden boat that tries to navigate the stormy seas of a woman’s identity and physiology – where all that she is is also all that her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were.

Language
English
Written
2020
Genre
tragedy,farce,absurd,comedy
Format
stage
Target group
adults
Number of roles
2 women
Length
one act
Subject
Death, genetic ingertence, European history

Synopsis

Who owns history? What of private history? We meet a broken woman who’s genetic passport has been stamped by multiple ancestors. Following her story back in time and geographical bends we try to find reasons for the mess that stands before us in the present day.

THE BREAKDOWN is a little wooden boat that tries to navigate the stormy seas of a woman’s identity and physiology – where all that she is is also all that her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were. We ask the ultimate question: What the fuck happened?

THE BREAKDOWN is a tribute to both reason and imagination, featuring an actor and a dancer, a table with a stack of old encyclopedias, and enough whiskey to carry the thoughts as far as necessary.

History

Premiered
2020
Producer
Jo Strømgren Kompani
Director
Jo Strømgren
Starring
Vilde Viktora Madsen, Kate Pendry

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