Endgame by Samuel Beckett

16.05.2017 – 21.05.2017 / 06.00 p.m. and 08:30 p.m.
Cinéma Marivaux
Boulevard Adolphe Maxlaan, 98 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Theatre play


Can art change the world? For Tania Bruguera, the answer is yes. Famous for her uncompromising work combining activities, performances and installations, the Cuban artist and activist questions, often in connection with her homeland’s turbulent history, the control that political and economic power exerts on our everyday lives. Her work deals with individual experience as a reflection of a collective history and memory. Her actions encourage the audience to confront themselves with notions of anxiety, frailty and dependence. At the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Bruguera is creating a piece for theatre for the first timeEndgame is a staging of the famous one-act play by Samuel Beckett, a post-apocalyptic play on death and despair in its purest form. For Beckett, there was nothing funnier than unhappiness. Building on this momentum, Bruguera reveals a play about domination, power and the limits of our limitless freedom that is universal in scope.

Direction: Tania Bruguera

Text:End Game by Samuel Beckett

Architects: Dotan Gertler Studio

With: Brian Mendes, Jess Barbagallo

Voices: Jacob Roberts, Chloe Brooks

Light design:Rui Monteiro

Sound design: Rui Lima & Sérgio Martins

Sound engineer: Pedro Lima

Sound recording: Luke Martinez

Direction assistant: Mitchell Polonsky

Technical direction: Patrícia Gilvaia

Production: BoCA Biennial (Lisbon/Porto)

Production direction: Ana Rita Osório

Executive production: Francisca Aires

Thanks to: John Romão, Christophe Slagmuylder, Philippe Quesne, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard College TDM, James Stanley, Achy Obejas, Tricia Van Eyck & MCA Chicago, Bob Wilson & The Watermill Center, Estudio Bruguera, New York City Players, Nicholas Elliot, Katiana Rangel, Regina Vorria, Alessandra Saviotti

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Hotel Marivaux

Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, São João National Theatre (Porto), Colectivo 84 (Lisbon), Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers (Nanterre), Festival d’Automne à Paris, International Summer Festival Kampnagel (Hamburg), Estudio Bruguera

With the support of: Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès, in the framework of the New Settings programme