12/01/2015, 19.30 – 21.45
An evening about women and issues and women's issues for women and men
Realisation: Patrick Wengenroth
Patrick Wengenroth’s latest production seeks to make contemporary female perspectives on the complex spheres of love, life and the purported »battle of the sexes« in the era of neoliberalism the subject of dramatic discussion. Terms like »feminism« and »emancipation« appear to have become outmoded and cause queasiness, the raising of hackles and eye-rolling in women and men alike. It is generally agreed that women today can get everything they want, provided they are prepared to ›man up‹. But what if women can no longer be bothered to diligently tend to their allegedly open-ended careers as breadwinners, mothers or wives within the predefined patriarchal structures? What if it is precisely these women who are no longer interested in subjecting all their existential decisions to the logic of the market and to men?
»Being a good girl gets you nowhere. Asking nicely for change gets you nowhere. Mutiny is necessary. Class mutiny, gender mutiny, sex mutiny, love mutiny. It’s got to be mutiny in our time.« (Laurie Penny)
>>> Essay about the production in Pearson's Preview: Women who write their own roles (so men can too)
Duration: ca. 135 minutes
Premiered on 16 September 2015