A sharp piece of zeitgeist reflecting with humor and schwung on power, “the gray area” and how to deal with ingrained issues as a new generation.
A surprisingly warm afternoon in April. The sun shines softly in on the fourth floor of a stylishly decorated Amsterdam canal house. A well-dressed young man is quickly polishing his Joseph Klibansky. Although he makes a calm impression, his movements are sharp and adrift.
Downstairs, a young woman fastens her bicycle to a lamppost. She checks her eyeliner in the side mirror of a charging Tesla and walks up the gleaming steps with a straight back. The bell rings. The man, who has arrived to polish his framed opening speech from the last Book Ball, startles. That must be her.
In Gaslight, Gatekeep, Girlboss, fast-rising young writer Tez Kobalt Weber and aspiring feminist journalist Lois battle activism, abuse of power and fear of the public pillory. A sharp piece of zeitgeist that reflects with humor and schwung on power, “the gray area” and how to deal with ingrained issues as a new generation.
About the creators
Raf Stekelenburg (2000) and Teuntje Post (1998) met at the pre-training program De Noorderlingen in Groningen. Here they found each other in a shared love for socially critical, linguistic plays, absurd types and dry humor. After a few years their paths parted as they began their studies at the Toneelschool in Utrecht (Raf) and Arnhem (Teuntje). Gaslight, Gatekeep, Girlboss is their first performance, and also their graduation work.