© Lonneke van der Palen

We're all alone in this together

Kim Karssen / Frascati Producties
Tue 2 Apr ’24 - Fri 6 Dec ’24
About a clown dressed up as a human being in a grown-up world.
Tue 2 Apr ’24
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Fri 6 Dec ’24

We’re all alone in this together is a visual, musical production about dating. About feeling like you’re a clown in a grown-up world, disguised as a human being in the hope of persuading someone to stay with you. But your clown suit keeps peeking out from under your human costume, and you’ve forgotten the steps to ‘the human dance’.

In her latest production, Kim Karssen and co-performer Elias De Bruyne show an explosion of imagination that looks a lot like reality, even though you end up really hoping it’s all made up. Two individuals don’t want to be alone, but don’t know how to be together. They want to build a world, but don’t know what tools to use to do so.

We’re all alone in this together is a tragicomic performance about arming yourself against the dragons on the battlefield of love. As well as against the spectres in your head. Against the scary man who follows you home from school – and against the dragon next door, the neighbour who tells you you’ve made it all up yourself. 

Because, if you’re a clown disguised as a human being, how are you supposed to know which dragons are human and which humans are dragons?

  • Premiere: Fri 5 april 2024 20:00
  • Duration: 90 min
  • Language: Dutch
  • Inappropriate behaviour is a theme

Credits

We’re all alone in this together is set in Kim Karssen’s world.

You can’t make a world all by yourself.

At the end of the day, there’s hardly anything you can make all by yourself. Relationships, houses, parties, people: you can’t make any of these alone. But you can break them. Messing things up is pretty easy to do all by yourself, unfortunately. If you want to break someone, just make sure they’re alone – then all you need do is wait. Eventually they’ll break all by themselves.

Kim Karssen built this world with Thibaud Delpeut, Elias De Bruyne, Scott Robin Jun, Hanne Pierrot, Noah Janssen, Tobias Moerenhout, Martijn Nieuwerf and Adiaan de Geus

Thanks to Tomas Loos, Jip vuik and Max Wind

Photography Lonneke van der Palen make-up Jan Fuite Co-production De Warme Winkel

About Kim Karssen

Theatre -maker and actress Kim Karssen (1996) graduated from the performance programme in Maastricht in 2018. She has a love of language and storytelling and in her productions goes in search, through the power of the imagination, of a balance between laughter and tears. She isn’t afraid to seek out the peripheries and seamy sides, nor to come off the rails. 

Kim has been working under the Frascati Producties banner since the 2022/2023 season, creating the absurdist solo show Schrödingers hond (2022) and the stand-up piece Don't rain on my paREET (2023) for theatre festival de Parade. In 2023 she was awarded the Wim Bary Stipendium, an oeuvre prize for theatre-makers up to the age of 35.

Kim has previously been seen at Frascati Producties in collaborations with Florian Myjer including Oorlog en Vrede (2019), Mephisto Park (2020) and Mann Mann Mann (2022, De Warme Winkel / Frascati Producties, 2022).