Physical Theater Play
“United Fortress of Europe”
11., 12., 13 of September 2022. 19:30h Theater Odeon, Taborstraße 10, 1020 Vienna
Languages: English and German
September 12th: Exclusive artist talk after the performance. Moderated by Zoe Gudović
“This is not a developing third world nation, this is Europe.”
Welcome to the United Fortress of Europe: an exclusive compound for prosperous middle class people who are not obviously refugees. This isn’t a place where war happens (or where you hope it will happen).
So, what happens when it does?
In this high-speed show, we’ll shatter delusions of civility while tearing through the selective dehumanisation of people fleeing war. As Europe’s memory falters and rewrites itself, we are here to remember those you’ve tried to forget. The fortress is in crisis; you thought the walls were to stop people from coming in, but is it you who will need to get out?
We’re not acting, we’re bringing our open souls onto the stage. A ferocious melange of chaos, this is Side-Effect Theater as you’ve never seen them before. This is the United Fortress of Europe and oh no, we’re in trouble.
Direction, concept and screenplay: Danilo Jovanović
Performers and content creators:
Iva Marković, Jasmin Behnawa, Lamisse Hamouda, Morteza Mohammadi, Noël Iglessias, Rada Živadinović, Shahrzad Nazarpour
Light and sound design: Yasemin Duru
Costume design: Maurício Ianês
Scene and objects design: Yasemin Duru
Music: Belma Zvizdić & Nedim Zlatar
Make-up design: Jovan Glušica
Sound assistant: Mursal Heydari
Photography: Luiz Lima
Visual identity: Vanja Lazić
Vocal coach: Jana Dolečki
Executive producer: Iva Marković
Production: Physical Theater Company Side Effect & Theater Odeon
Supported by: Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien und das Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport