- Written by Rainald Goetz
- Translated by Mathieu Bertholet and Christine Seghezzi
- Directed by Dillon Orr
- Produced by Théâtre du Trillium (Ottawa, ON)
Théâtre du Trillium takes us on an intimate guided tour of the rarefied world of digital art, casting an ironic eye on the escapades of a representative specimen of this “breed apart”. The project questions everything: the stage, the setup, the position of the actor ... Here, nothing is named; rather, the audience is exposed to a constant challenging of conventional theatrical hierarchies and codes.
Taking as a starting point the figure of Jeff Koons, an artist reviled by critics and adored by collectors, the project aspires to a form of theatre that shines new light on the “pop phenomenon”. Like the American artist’s work, it tackles themes of sexuality, our nostalgia for childhood, and the dream of a perfect world.
Fresh from a creative residency at Premier Acte (Quebec City) and a public performance of a preliminary version at the Chantiers (workshop) of the Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec, Jeff Koons is a digital stage offering from emerging Franco-Ontarian director Dillon Orr.