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AN ETERNAL PIECE ON THE ART OF MANIPULATION / The Professional Amateurs (Reykjavík)


  • Borgarleikhúsið Listabraut Reykjavík, Capital Region Iceland (map)

The piece is an investigation into human nature. It is a template on the art of manipulation. It questions power structures and it questions the driving force of human society.

An entertainer enters the space and starts his stand-up, a story about how he got his driver license. A group of manipulators have an opinion on his performance and start to interfere. They push him around, make comments on his delivery, ask him questions and suggest the context of his story and at the same time make statements/words of wisdom in the microphone. Their interference gets more invasive until he is left completely humiliated without a will of his own, a mannequin in their hands.

Author : Steinunn Knútsdóttir & the ensemble

On stage: Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Árni Pétur Guðjónsson, Orri Huginn Ágústsson, Ólafur Steinn Ingunnarson, Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir.

Artistic assistance : Gígja Hólmgeirsdóttir

When : Wednesday August 26, 21:00 & Sunday August 30, 18:00

WhereBorgarleikhúsið/City Theatre, Listabraut, Reykjavík

Duration: approximately 50 minuets

Ticket price : free of charge 

The collective The Professional Amateurs was founded in May 2005, a group of established artists interested in pushing borders and making theatre that is reflective by nature. The Professional Amateurs offer their audience progressive theatre free and independent in process, form and content. They neither regard their performances as entertainment nor a convenient product but rather as a dialog between actors and audience about relevant issues concerning the human nature and until this day have not accepted any admission fees. A retrospective of the collective´s work will be on display as part of LÓKAL and RDF

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