It is the end of the day and we are trying to do the right thing. Six people doing their best in a large shared office… WORK is a symbolic exploration of the rules of the contemporary culture of working, attempting to answer the following questions;
If so much work now is just about organising other people to actually do it, is real work always done elsewhere by other people?.
If your work is only about organisation rather then production, how do you know when it is finished?
How can people who are given no responsibility actually make decisions and is it possible to do something good inside something that is ultimately broken?
A choreographic office world peopled by six performers. As we try to decode the invisible rules, the telephones don’t stop ringing and the paperwork just keeps piling up. As interdepartmental problems emerge, conflicts of responsibilty start to take hold.
Mark Etchells, Nele Jahnke, Christophe Jaquet, Nora Vonder Mühll, Viviane Pavillon, & Marius Schaffter
Concept/ Direction: Phil Hayes,
Dramaturg: Julia Hintermüller,
Musik/Songs: Phil Hayes and David Langhard
Video: Susanne Hofer/flimmern
Lighting: Tina Bleuler/Electricgold
Costume/Stage: Nic Tillein
Stage Construction: Kurt Brun/Werkstatt Gessnerallee
Sound: Susanne Affolter
Photography: Niklaus Spoerri/ Adrian Elsener
Graphic Design: Adrian Elsener/eisbüro
Coordination: Katharina Balzer
Touring: Lise Leclerc / Tutu Production
Production: Lukas Piccolin
Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung