Gob Squad & CAMPO

Before your very eyes

8 - 10 November 2013
Main Stage
The age guidance for this production is 12+. Children & teenagers must be accompanied by their parents.
Seven lives being lived in fast forward in this unique production which unsettles and moves audiences wherever it is performed.
15 – 18 – 28 €
Concs 10 – 12 – 15 €
Unemployed 5 €
Special offer: Adult + Teenager 18 € + 7 €
What would Big Brother be like if it were directed by Andy Warhol? Probably something very like Before Your Very Eyes: a group of children and adolescents shut up in a glass room straddling time and peering into their past and future, envisioning their own deaths.

Seven children ‘growing up’ before our astonished eyes—ours and theirs; seven lives being lived in fast forward in this unique production from the avant-garde group Gob Squad and the arts centre CAMPO which unsettles and moves audiences wherever it is performed.


Concept, Design & Direction: Gob Squad (Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost & Simon Will)
Developed With: Martha Balthazar, Maurice Belpaire, Spencer Bogaert, Zoë Breda, Faustijn De Ruyck, Ramses De Ruyck, Fons Dhossche, Tasja Doom, Gust Hamerlinck, Robbe Langeraert, Zoë Luca, Jeanne Vandekerckhove, Aiko Vanparys & Ineke Verhaegen
Performers: Maurice Belpaire, Zoë Breda, Ramses De Ruyck, Fons Dhossche, Tasja Doom, Robbe Langeraert & Aiko Vanparys
Voice Over: Rigley Riley
Performance Coach: Pascale Petralia
Sound Design: Sebastian Bark, Jeff McGrory & Gob Squad
Costumes: An Breughelmans & Gob Squad
Technical: Korneel Coessens & Bart Huybrechts
Set Construction: Atento
Camera: Philippe Digneffe, Pol Heyvaert & Gob Squad
Video Post-Production: Miles Chalcraft, Korneel Coessens, Sarah Michelle Harrison, Anna Zett & Gob Squad
Childcare: Merel Van Den Steen
Tour Management: Leen De Broe & Mat Hand
Artistic Co-Ordination: Nele De Sloover
Production Management: Wim Clapdorp & Christina Runge
Administrators: Carl Gydé & Eva Hartmann
Produced by CAMPO, Ghent (BE) & Gob Squad (DE)
Coproduced By Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, FFT Düsseldorf, Noorderzon/Grand Theatre Groningen, NEXT Festival, Eurometropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai + Valenciennes, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève (CH)

Before Your Very Eyes by Gob Squad & CAMPO was nominated and presented at the Theatertreffen Berlin 2012.
Gob Squad is funded by the Regierenden Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.

Gob Squad first met the children in early 2009. The texts were developed during improvisation and in collaboration with the performers, with some passages adapted from Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives and Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche New York.

Before Your Very Eyes premiered in Berlin in April 2011.


9 Nov 2013

Main Stage


After performance talk between the audience and the children-protagonists