WORK 2017

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.

A First Cut Productions coproduction with Gessnerallee  Zurich, Kaserne Basel, Theatre de Vidy Lausanne & Südpol Luzern

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

Supported by;
Stadt Zürich Kul­tur, Fach­stelle Kul­tur Kan­ton Zürich, Pro Hel­ve­tia Schweizer Kul­turs­tiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung

All current tour dates for WORK are here. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about tour­ing, avail­abil­ity, etc -  please con­tact Lise Leclerc at Tutu Pro­duc­tion

  • Photo: Adrian Elsener
    Photo: Niklaus Spoerri
    Photo: Niklaus Spoerri
  • Photo: Niklaus Spoerri
    Photo: Niklaus Spoerri
    Photo: Niklaus Spoerri