The Chance to Find Yourself

Coproduction 2021

A playful insight into a theatrical friendship with many ups and downs

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The Chance to Find Yourself arose from the genuine curiosity of two theatre-makers to better understand each other. Benno Steinegger and Jovial Mbenga come from very different cultural and economic backgrounds: one from Italy, the other from Congo. Today they both live and work in Brussels.

What started as a theatrical adaptation of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad quickly became a performance about the meeting between two people, their differences and similarities. The theatre-makers were confronted with each other's ignorance, latent discriminatory behaviour and numerous (un)conscious thoughts that influence their daily lives.

Ultimately, the process itself became the result: a playful theatrical look behind the curtain of a friendship and collaboration, with many ups and downs. How close can we really get to the other? What role does our way of seeing play in all of this? Steinegger and Mbenga approach these questions with bold humour and abstract imagination.

By and with: Jovial Mbenga & Benno Steinegger – Co-direction: Gaia Saitta – Dramaturgy: Lara Staal – Outside eye: Joëlle Sambi Nzeba – Technical Direction & Lighting design: Valeria Foti – Collaboration for research: Costanza Lanzara – Production: workspacebrussels – Co-production: workspacebrussels, KAAP, Garage29 – Thanks to: CAMPO, wpZimmer, Codice Ivan, KLm / Kinkaleri, WIPCOOP / Mestizo Arts Platform – With support from: the Flemish Community & the Flemish Community Commission

Residencies

16.02.2021 - 28.02.2021

Kaaistudio's

07.10.2019 - 18.10.2019
Kaaitheater
09.09.2019 - 15.09.2019
Kaaitheater
29.04.2019 - 17.05.2019
workspacebrussels
11.03.2019 - 15.03.2019
Rosas
13.11.2018 - 16.11.2018
workspacebrussels
11.06.2018 - 15.06.2018
Kaaitheater

Upcoming events

The Chance to Find Yourself

1.12.2022 | 19:00 - 20:30 Tickets

Past events

The Chance to Find Yourself

17.11.2021 20:00 - 21:30

The Chance to Find Yourself

20.11.2021 19:00 - 20:15

The Chance to Find Yourself

15.12.2021 20:00 - 21:15

The Chance to Find Yourself

21.04.2022 20:30 - 21:45