Multiversum - Onlosmakelijk verbonden

Gavin-Viano / Frascati Producties
Fri 5 May ’23 - Sat 13 May ’23
Reality is what adults want, but fantasy is what they need
Fri 5 May ’23
Sat 13 May ’23

Back then, when they were little, everything happened naturally. Sister Liane and little brother Samil would play, chat, romp and share dreams about who they will be when they are grown up. 

The children have lively imaginations and often play at being The Little Mermaid: Liane is always Prince Eric, and Samil has to be Ariël. The pair of them are inseparable. Until Samil’s sister becomes his big brother. Liane becomes Jeff, embracing his true identity. Unfortunately, the natural connection between the two children then gets lost. 

It’s not just Samil who has trouble adjusting to his sibling’s new identity as big brother Jeff. The rest of the family and their friends also reject this, as their values clash with the essence of who Jeff is. When, as a young adult, Jeff commits suicide, Samil is left with questions, sorrow and doubt. He too loses his lust for life. But then his inner child, Little Samil, rebels! Little Samil goes searching, and eventually finds his dead brother’s inner child: Little Jeff.

Multiverse (inseperable) is a musical, visual production on the power of the childlike imagination and the value of perspective in healing trauma. What happens to imagination and the openness of the inner child when adults have to follow the well-trodden paths? Can we re-appropriate child’s play in order to free ourselves?  

  • Duur: 70 min 
  • Di 9 mei in We Are Public-programma

About Gavin-Viano

Gavin-Viano graduated in directing in the summer of 2020 from Toneelacademie Maastricht institute of performative arts. The same year, he was awarded the DNA Next Stimuleringsprijs for his graduation piece Ach Mijn Wederhelft. In 2021, he presented Ach Mijn Wederhelft as a trilogy, and his first Frascati production. 

This was followed in 2022 by Bloodscent: a layered, visual and musical production about a young woman and her quest to heal the sexual traumas of her youth. Multiverse (inseperable) his third production for Frascati Producties. In the autumn of 2023, Gavin-Viano will be creating his first production with HNTJong.

direction & text Gavin-Viano performance Jasmin Suarez, Flip Zonne Zuijderland dramaturgy Martine Manten, Maarten van Hinte choreography Gavin-Viano & Jasmin Suarez sound Danny van der Lugt video art & lighting design Wes Broersen scenography Arinth Foekema production Frascati Producties with support of Fonds 21 and Fonds Podiumkunsten