Gob Squad: Creation (Pictures for Dorian)
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It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
The Gob Squad Arts Collective has spent the last 25 years onstage, growing old together. Now well and truly middle-aged, they are inviting a diverse group of local performers, a generation younger and older than themselves, to answer the questions of beauty, morality, and power raised by Oscar Wilde's never-aging character Dorian Gray, and to playfully ask why they all so crave the eye of the beholder.
Creation (Pictures for Dorian) is a production by Gob Squad and HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin. Developed with support from Center Theatre Group. In co-production with Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspiel Leipzig, Schlachthaus Theater Bern. A LIFT, Brighton Festival, and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts commission. An Imagine 2020 (2.0) project, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Supported using public funding by Arts Council of England.
Creation (Pictures for Dorian) is funded within the spartenoffene Fund, Chancellery of the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe.
Gob Squad is regularly funded by the state of Berlin 2015–2018, Chancellery of the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe.