HONORARY NATION doing JUST PRETEND I'M NOT HERE
WHEN // WHERE // DURATION // LANGUAGE
SATURDAY 27th – 17.00, 18.00 and 19.00 – SUNDAY 28th – 17.00, 18.00 and 19.00. // The Iceland Academy of the Arts, Solvholsgata 13, 101 RVK. // approx. 60 minutes // English
Tickets for this show can be bought via www.tix.is for 3000 ISK or at the reduced price of 2500 ISK for the unemployed, students, artists and pensioners. This show is also included in the five show festival pass – more info at www.tix.is.
ABOUT THE WORK
If we are not pandas, then why do we behave like pandas?
Just Pretend I'm Not Here is an interactive tragedy where the audience strives to rediscover themselves. We invite you to enter the theatre and undertake a test where we lead you through different stages of self-enlightenment, and where you have to face your inner panda.
The work raises questions about what it means to be a human being in the era of constant surveillance and how we create our self-image when our private life has become the property of the government/corporate world.
ABOUT THE GROUP
Honorary Nation is a theatre group, but is also meant to be a common ground for theatrical discourse. Emphasis is put on shared artistic responsibilities and therefore shared ownership of the artistic piece. All participants are free to partake in all stages of the creative process, and seek assistance and inspiration from each other on an interdisciplinary basis.
Just Pretend I'm Not Here is conceived and directed by Hannes Óli Ágústsson, but is developed through improvisation and discussion by the participants.
Artistically led by: Hannes Óli Ágústsson
Dramaturg: Karl Ágúst Þorbergsson
Performed by, and made in collaboration with: Ragnheiður Harpa Leifsdóttir, Salóme R. Gunnarsdóttir, Sigurður Arent Jónsson, Tryggvi Gunnarsson, Ástbjörg Rut Jónsdóttir
Set Design: Sara Hjördís Blöndal