We Are in the Army Now – Onassis Stegi
Onassis Stegi Upper Stage
Leoforos Andrea Siggrou 107, Athens
06 - 15 May 2022
Four wannabe superheroes. Cyberspace(s). Video games. Smartphones. New realities.
Everything unfolds in a camp atmosphere, filled with snapshots from the lives of borderline millennials, TikTok-style choreographies, and Britney Spears music videos, all set alongside deeply confessional selfies and memes on the controversial relationships between socio-environmental justice and social media platforms. Except that what’s posted here is the collective rage and urgency of an entire generation, coupled with the fierce humor that pervades it.
Might we all in fact be superheroes, ready to do battle? Can Steve Jobs and working class people from the Athenian Nikea neighborhood sit side-by-side in the same selfie? Are homophobic Greek fathers and religiously devout Greek mothers just another work in progress? Can ideology be explained through the use of emojis?
In a time that seems to lack doers, where things are fluid and seem incomprehensible, who exactly will our heroes fight? Generation Z take up weapons and welcome us into a new world where emojis and Pokemon coexist with extreme sensitivity and dissident activism, and all inside a theater form as digital as is it incurably physical.
Text and Stage Direction: Elias Adam
Start time: 21:00
Duration: 90 minutes
Ticket prices: 5-15€
The event follows all required guidelines of the public health authority to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
Closest Metro Station: Sygrou/Fix
Metro to Venue: 12 minutes walking
Wheelchair Accessibility YES