Killing the Monsters:
a poor musical about real life


pictures / video / sound

This work is a quest to make a musical together and a quest for happiness.

Since this is a poor musical we need the audience to work as the chorus of the
musical. The first section is a karaoke choir rehearsal and recording session with the audience. We sing karaoke versions of known pop songs and record them so they can be used in the second part.

In the second section with a few lights, self-knitted masks and a bit of plastic foil a musical materializes in front of your eyes. The prerecorded songs of the audience/choir are part of the score. This story however sounds different every night, as it is told together with the voices of the members of the audience.

Co-production of SXS Enterprise, FFT Düsseldorf, zeitraumexit, Het Veem Theater, Grand Theater Groningen Funded by the joined Matching Fund NL-NRW . NRW Kultursekretariat, TheaterInstituut Nederland (TIN), with the aim to foster co-operations between Nordrheinwestphalen and the Netherlands in the performing arts). Part of the series Audiotopias funded by the Arts Foundation


SXS Enterprise

special guest Jill Emerson
light design Benjamin Schaelike

Nov.12 Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam
Nov.12 Forum Freies Theater, Duesseldorf
Dec.12 zeitraumexit, Mannheim