Frascati Producties / Naomi Velissariou
Being half Belgian and half Greek, Naomi Velissariou (1984) claims hers is the absolute ultimate in tragic national identities currently available. In A Tragedy (simplified) she pairs her ambiguous relationship with her ancestral Greece and her birthplace Genk with a love of the classics. Intertwining these elements, she has created a postmodern family epic along the lines of the Oresteia, the classic Greek saga on family, fate and identity. In A tragedy (simplified) SUFFERING features as a character. With an infectious sense of humour Naomi Velissariou analyses the mechanics of the tragedy live on stage, using a fable that is ‘accidentally personal’.
Fear, it seems, is faceless.
But anyone taking a closer look will recognise it
drag it by its hair into the middle of the village square,
chain it to a post and shoot it.
Conceived, written & directed by: Naomi Velissariou
Performers: Naomi Velissariou & Jimi Zoet
Sound Design: Jimi Zoet
Final Montage: Gillis Biesheuvel
Writing Coach: Rob de Graaf
Scenography: Wikke van Houwelingen & Marloes van der Hoek
Lighting Designer & Technician: Attila Nemeth
Campaign Image: Joost de Haas