and then the doors opened again is a collective act of imagination about the possible futures of theatre written from the moment of the Covid-19 lockdown.
The project brings together 75 visions by artists, scholars, curators and spectators, created in response to a question sent to them by David Weber-Krebs in the middle of the first wave of Covid-19 in Europe: What will happen on your first theatre visit after the lockdown?
While being confined at home, David found himself thinking about the day when theatres would open their doors again. It somehow seemed impossible to picture this moment.
On April 8, 2020, he sent an e-mail to his peers and asked them a simple question: What will happen on your first theatre visit after the lockdown?
It was an invitation to imagine the future of theatre from this very specific moment when theatres were closed and it was not clear how, and when and even if they would open again.
and then the doors opened again is a compilation of imaginings about the future of theatre and a handbook for theatre after Covid-19.
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Binding: sewn and glued
Paper: Arcoprint edizione 1.7 avorio 70 gms (inside)
Printer: Rob Stolk, Amsterdam (NL)
Font: Sang Blue Republic / Unica77 LL
Image specs: 17 black/white images
- david weber-krebs
- paula almiron, kristof van baarle, sven age birkeland, antonia baehr, caroline barneaud, nicole beutler, maaike bleeker, julien bruneau, pieter de buysser, alondra castellanos, chloé chignell, amélie coster, jasper delbecke, zoë demoustier, wouter de raeve, charlotte de somviele, katja dreyer, jeroen fabius, silvia fanti, far, nicolas galeazzi, emilie gallier, nada gambier, melih gencboyaci, konstantina georgelou, kristof van gestel, matthieu goeury, maximilian haas, ant hampton, david helbich, marijke hoogenboom, rita hoofwijk, breg horemans, asa horvitz, dolores hulan, mette ingvartsen, myriam van imschoot and marcus bergner (mm), stefan kaegi, edyta kozak, bojana kunst, rudi laermans, sarah van lamsweerde, heike langsdorf, mylène lauzon, andré lepecki, kopano maroga, ivana müller, phoebe osborne, leonie persyn, julie pfleiderer, antoine pickels, amanda piña, jan-philipp possmann, fransien van der putt, irena radmanovic, anna rispoli, martina ruhsam, jonas rutgeerts, nienke scholts, ula sickle, michael simon, karoline skuseth, lara staal, christel stalpaert, danae theodoridou, pankaj tiwari, vera tussing, marie urban, michiel vandevelde, hidde aans verkade, mathilde villeneuve, georg weinand, stefanie wenner, siegmar zacharias, andros zins-browne
- onomatopee Z0024
- graphic design
- bonsma & reist
- production assistants
- simone basani, katrien reist (arp:brussels)
- editorial assistant
- simone basani
- chris dupuis (EN-FR)
- cristopher dunkley
- copy editors
- steve green, michael blass, diana duta
- made possible by
- the dutch embassy (brussels), kask & conservatorium, act — art, climate, transition (kaaitheater & theater rotterdam), kunstencentrum vooruit, stuk kunstencentrum, buda kunstencentrum, december dance, kask/school of arts, bit teatergarasjen, far°/fabrique des arts vivants, cialo/umysl, zeitraumexit