The production Whistleblowers is not merely an “Orwellian fantasy.” It was created on the basis of true events which came to a scandalous judicial conclusion in Switzerland only in 2013. A well-known food corporation placed a spy, a young woman under a false name into a group of young activists. She feigned interest in the group’s cause while handing over personal information about members of the group and their sympathizers in foreign countries to the corporation. This information is linked to still unsolved murders of the corporation’s rebelling workers’ union members in third world countries.
Whistleblowers is a hypnotic and disturbing probe on the borders of physical theater, video and documentary theater. In the performance quotes are heard both from victims in the case and also from corporate lobbyists that the creators met with in Brussels. In this project once again members of Farm in the Cave made a targeted penetration in to a world which had until then been unknown to them. Whistleblowers is not traditional political theater, even so it raises questions about the influence of corporate lobbying on democratic principles of western societies that cannot be avoided.
In May 2019, the premiere of a new version of the performance Wthistleblowers for the multifunctional theater space DOX + took place. At the same time, this production became part of the Dox dramaturgical program, the thematic line of the Data Maze project.
Performed by: Nicolas Garsault, Eva Urbanová, Rin Kin, Hana Varadzinová, Eleftheria Iliopoulou, Olda Smysl, Marcel Bárta
Duration: 55 min
This performance is produced as part of the project LOBBY, within which the creators investigated the effects of corporate lobbying in the lives of ordinary people in Europe and a wider context.
(LOBBY project blog)
With the support of: European Cultural Foundation, Visegrad Fund and City of Prague
The performance Whistleblowers is presented in cooperation with non-governmental organization Tanec Praha.
Premiere in the multifunctional hall DOX+, Prague 6th. and 7th of May 2019
Premiere 4th of May 2014, Ponec Theatre, Prague