De zaak Shell
Please note: the live shows at Kaaitheater have been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. Frascati Theatre decided to livestream the shows from Amsterdam: you can tune in from Tuesday 3rd until Friday 6th November at 19:30.
In April 2018, the Dutch NGO Milieudefensie took the oil giant Shell to court in an attempt to force them radically to change their corporate practices. Anoek Nuyens and Rebekka De Wit attended the shareholders’ meetings of multinationals, read speeches by and interviews with Shell, ploughed through government policy documents, and noted down remarks from friends and family about climate change. They used all of this material to create an extensive argument for every voice in the debate. The Shell Affair brings all of these voices together: from the doubting citizen to the shareholder-run corporation, from the powerless government to the addicted consumer. Why does it seem so easy to dodge responsibility?
• Anoek Nuyens and Rebekka de Wit are both authors and theatremakers. In 2017, they created their first joint production, Tenzij je een beter plan hebt (Unless you have a better plan), about the increasing demand to reconfigure the relationship between humans, animals, nature and things. Kaaitheater presented a number of monologues from The Shell Affair during Ecopolis 2018 and 2019.
‘De Wit en Nuyens show us how suffocating the climate crisis is.’
– THEATERKRANT about pre-enactment De zaak Shell
concept, tekst en spel Anoek Nuyens en Rebekka de Wit | spel Nederland Jaap Spijkers, Janneke Remmers en Musia Mwankumi (stage) | spel België Suzanne Grotenhuis, Peter van den Begin en Musia Mwankumi (stage) | eindregie Erik Whien | vormgeving Marloes en Wikke | geluidsontwerp Christiaan Verbeek | kostuum Fransje Christiaans | dramaturgie Freek Vielen | beeld Studio Caro | productie Frascati Producties / De Nwe Tijd | met steun van Fonds 21, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds en de Vlaamse gemeenschap