The Players


Winner of the Dance and Theater prize of the city of Stuttgart and the land Baden-Württemberg as well as the critics prize and public prize 2017!

The Players is a dance theater production that questions social status, manipulation, peoples’ intentions, what is reality? hierarchy? deceit? and how far are we willing to go to get what we want?
The Players is inspired by the mental phenomenon of Psychopathy – the mental ability to control ones level of empathy. Following the worldwide touring performances A little too close and Body Language, The Players is the final part of a three-year study on the theme of power and control.

The question now is: Are you ready to play?

Concept and choreography: Edan Gorlicki
Performers: Mayke van Kruchten, Evandro Pedroni, Jasmine Ellis, Michelle Cheung .
Co-creators: Helena Volkov, Pasquale Lombardi, Zoe Gyssler, Moreno Perna, Francesco Barba
Lighting Design: Jan Fedinger
Musical advice: Amos Ben-Tal
Dramaturgy: Eva-Maria Steinel
Technique: Loeki Wiefferink
Production: Edan Gorlicki in collaboration with the Choreographisches Centrum Heidelberg, Grand Theatre Groningen and Theater Felina-Areal Mannheim

The Players is proudly supported by the Choreographisches Centrum Heidelberg, Kunstraad Groningen,  Stadt Mannheim and the ESSER Stiftung.

Upcoming Performances:
June 21, 2017: ROXY, Ulm / Germany
June 22, 2017: Tollhaus, Karlsruhe / Germany
July 29, 2017: Sommerwerft Theaterfestival, Frankfurt / Germany

Previous performances:
April 6, 2017: 6TageFrei Festival, Theater Rampe, Stuttgart / Germany
April 5, 2017: Theater Felina-Areal, Mannheim / Germany
January 8, 2017: Korzo Theater, Den-Haag / the Netherlands
September 10 & 11, 2016: Theater Felina-Areal, Mannheim / Germany
April 9 & 10, 2016: Grand Theatre Groningen / the Netherlands