ETIQUETTE

ETIQUETTE

Created By Rotozaza.  Written by Ant Hampton and Silvia Mercuriali.

 

Starting March 29th in Salt Lake City

NEW YORK TIMES: “gripping… If the line between audience and performer seems blurred, Rotozaza’s ‘Etiquette’ erases it entirely.”

Etiquette is a half-hour experience for two people in a public space. There is no-one watching – other people in the bar are not aware of it.

You wear headphones which tell you what to say to each other, or to use one of the objects positioned to the side. There is a kind of magic involved – for it to work you just need to listen and respond accordingly. You may buy tickets to experience it with someone you know, or on your own.

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Etiquette is a half-hour experience for two people in a public space. There is no-one watching – other people in the cafe or bar are not aware of it. You wear headphones which tell you what to say to each other, or to use one of the objects positioned to the side. There is a kind of magic involved – for it to work you just need to listen and respond accordingly. Some say it’s good to do this with someone you know, someone to share this with. Others say it works well with a stranger.

Etiquette exposes human communication at both its rawest and most delicate and explores the difficulty of turning our thoughts into words we can trust. A young girl and an old man lead the participants into several micro-situations, often borrowed from film or theatre, wherein the private worlds shared between two people split and reform incessantly. 

Following their innovative stage works (DoublethinkFive in the Morning) involving instructions to unrehearsed performers, Rotozaza here invite the audience to try it themselves. Etiquette offers the fantasy of speaking with someone without having to plan what you say, and the resulting thrill of disowning responsibility in a performance situation. Conversation is shown to be a kind of theatre whereby ‘audience’ and ‘actor’ roles are imperceptibly assumed and exchanged.

Production Credits

Creators

Written by Ant Hampton and Silvia Mercuriali

English

Sound Design / Edit – Anthony Hampton

Speaker A: Anthony Hampton

Speaker B: Silvia Mercuriali

Female ‘figure’ voice: Gemma Brockis

Nora: Melanie Wilson

Torvald: Greg McLaren

Original version funded by Arts Council England

With special thanks to Paul Bennun for generous studio support.  (Somethin’ Else)

Portuguese

translation: Rita Valente

Male voice: José-Alberto Ferreira

Female voice: Rita Valente

Sound Technician: Nuno Morao

Edit and mastering: Anthony Hampton

co producers Escrita na Paisagem (www.escritanapaisagem.net)

Dutch

Female voice: Veerle van Overloop

Male voice: Yorick Zwart

Translation: Martijn Boven

Sound Technician / Production: Henk Bothof

Edit and mastering: Anthony Hampton

co-producers Noordezon festival 2008 (www.noorderzon.nl)

German

Übersetzung: Thomas Rach

Sprecher A: Heiko Senst

Sprecher B: Verena Schonlau

Nora: Susanne Sachsse

Torvald: Christian Wittmann

Tontechnik: Tito Toblerone

Edit and mastering: Anthony Hampton

co-producers Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin (www.hebbel-am-ufer.de)

Spanish

Translation: Alan Pauls

Speaker A: Darío Tangelson

Speaker B: Paula Salomon

Nora: Mónica Santibañez

Torvald: Alfredo Alcón

Mujer: Vivi Tellas

Recording, edit and mastering: Anthony Hampton

Recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina – November 2007

French

Speaker A: Frédéric Pichon

Nora and Speaker B: Nathalie Lombardet-Pochic

Helmer: Pascal Dubois

Woman: Silvia Mercuriali

Sound tecnician: Guillaume Fournier

Edit and mastering: Anthony Hampton

Translator: Isabelle Osouf

Production: Association 3mètres: Bertrand Dubois, Caroline Imbert

Supported by King’s Fountain (Barbara & Henry Pillsbury)

Italian

Voce A –  Silvia Mercuriali

Voce B – Anthony Hampton

Helmer – Riccardo Magherini

Nora e Donna – Maria Eugenia D’Aquino

Traduzione – Marina Mercuriali

Edit and Mastering – Silvia Mercuriali and Anthony Hampton

Produzione in collaborazione con MilanOltre ed Es. Terni 

Recorded in Brighton UK and Milano Italia, August – September 2008

Japanese

Speaker A: Sadao Ueda

Speaker B: Sachi Kimura

Nora: Kazuko Hokhi

Helmer: Kentaro Suyama

Edit and Mastering – Silvia Mercuriali and Anthony Hampton

Produced with the continued support of Paul Bennun (Somethin’ Else)

funded by Sasakawa foundation

Slovene

Govorec A: Gregor Gruden

Govorka B: Tamara Bračič

Nora: Nevenka Koprivšek

Torvald: Samo Selimović

Oblikovanje in montaža zvoka: Sašo Kalan, Anthony Hampton

Co-produced by Bunker

Hungarian

Direction: Anikó Varsányi

Edit and mastering: Károly Liszkai

Speaker A: Balázs Láng

Speaker B: Lili Horváth

Nora: Laura Ruttkay

Torvald: János Papp

Translation: Katalin Erdődi

Co-produced by Trafó – House of  Contemporary Arts

Supported by: Toldi Art Cinema

Croatian
Glas A: Siniša Bahun
Glas B: Jana Škrgulja
Nora:  Blanka Bukač
Torvald: Ivan Zaluški
Režija:  Ant Hampton
Oblikovanje i montaža zvuka: Darko Jeftić
Prijevod: Nataša Nikpalj-Juraić
Produkcija: Berislav Juraić
Co-produced by REZ
Supported by Ministry of culture of Croatia, British Council
Czech

Translation: Easytalk Martina Neradová Director of Czech version: Ondřej

David Male voice: Jiří Zeman Female voice: Daniela Voráčková

Nora: Gabriela Míčová

Torvald: Jiří Štrébl

Female ‘figure’ voice: Gabriela Míčová

Editor: Jan Středa, Ondřej David

Produced by the Prague Quadrennial- Alice Doleželová, Daniela Pařízková

Polish
Co-produced by Teatromania Festival, Bytom