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Teentalitarianism

Teentalitarianism is a social-specific performance that invites an adult audience to enter a very different world, a world where the tables are turned, and the teens are in charge. We work with a group of local teenagers to create a series of performances, events and interventions that will take over a local festival, creating a teen-infused environment where the youth rule the roost.

Nothing seems impossible. I did so many things I thought I would never do. It was so real, we were on stage and just talked about ourselves.

Sonja, 17 years old, Teentalitarianism participant

If you want to describe it, you can’t, you can’t find the right words, it doesn’t matter how many dictionaries you have, you can’t find words for it.

Borana, 15 years old, Teentalitarianism participant

Presentation History

2019
September
Freedom Festival; Hull, England
August
Freedom Festival; Hull, England
April
CAOS Centro Arti Opificio Siri & Indisciplinarte; Terni, Italy
March
CAOS Centro Arti Opificio Siri & Indisciplinarte; Terni, Italy
2018
December
10 Nodi Festival; Cagliari, Italy
November
10 Nodi Festival; Cagliari, Italy
May
Week 53 & The Lowry; Salford-Quays, England
ZONA K & Triennale Teatro dell'Arte; Milan, Italy
2017
September
Ruhrtriennale; Duisburg, Germany
August
Ruhrtriennale; Duisburg, Germany
2016
September
Ruhrtriennale; Gelsenkirchen, Germany
August
Ruhrtriennale; Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Original Tour Credits

The Original Production of Teentalitarianism at the Ruhrtriennale, Gelsenkirchen in 2016 was:

Conceived and Directed by Darren O’Donnell
Co-Directed by Jana Eiting & Jenna Winter
Produced by Eva Verity & Jenna Winter
Coordinated by Cathrin Rose & Caroline Wolte
Environmental and Lighting Designed by Konstantin Bock
with Teenage Collaboration by The Torontonians and Mit Ohne Alles