A killjoy is someone who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others.
In Sarah Ahmed’s Killjoy Manifesto, the killjoy denounces the violent character of ideologies. How? By exposing the manipulative power of language and rhetoric, which shape ideologies. Luanda Casella drew inspiration from Ahmed’s manifesto.
This performance takes on the form of a television quiz with contestants earning points if they answer questions ‘correctly’. However, the pleasant predictability gradually gives way to more profound reflection.
text and direction Luanda Casella play Luanda Casella, Yolanda Mpelé, Carolina Maciel de França music Pablo Casella musicians Timia Van der Linden, Helena Casella, Maïmouna Rachels dramaturgy Sébastien Hendrickx production arp co-production NTGent