Christophe Meierhans [DE/BE]
Trials of Money
14.11 – 15.11.2019
‘Money rules the world,’ it is sometimes said. Is money responsible for what has happened in the world under its governance? Can we call it to account for the horrifying situations in which many people find themselves today? These are the questions addressed by Trials of Money. Based on interviews with a range of different people – a psychologist, an ex-banker, a homeless person, a rich philanthropist… – the production presents nine characters. Christophe Meierhans invites you to join him in an investigation of what money is and does. Does money exist solely to serve humanity? Or are there other ways of looking at our relationship with this system of exchange we have invented for ourselves?
• Christophe Meierhans has made a big impression over the past few years with Some Use for Your Broken Clay Pots and A Hundred Wars to World Peace – productions of which the endings are always determined by the audience. Last season, he premiered Trials of Money, in which he literally took money to court. He is now presenting a revised solo version, meant for the theatre as well as for classes of economics, conferences, company board meetings, etcetera. Meierhans is an artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater from 2017 until 2021.
concept & realisation Christophe Meierhans | performance Christophe Meierhans, Luca Mattei | with the collaboration of Shila Anaraki, Jochen Dehn, Adva Zakai | dramaturgy Bart Capelle | original scenography Decoratelier Jozef Wouters | light saber microphones Alexis Pawlak, Gaia Carabillo | costumes Sofie Durnez, Valerie Le Roy | monetary advice Olivier Auber | production HIROS, Elisa Demarré | co-production Kaaitheater, AUAwirleben, BIT Teatergarasjen, FAR°, Next Festival, Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil, Teatro Maria Matos, Vooruit, ZonaK | with the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschap, ProHelvetia