Gob Squad awarded the Silver Lion

Gob Squad have been awarded a Silver Lion at La Biennale di Venezia 2024, recognising 30 years of performance work. Wonderful news! You can read about the award here. We will open the 52nd Festival with the first of two performances of Creation (Pictures For Dorian), on June 15th at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale. I

archival reworks vol.3

Music for two installation projects. Tracks 1-5 are from Gob Squad´s video installation “Elephants In Rooms” that premiered in the foyer of HAU1 in Berlin on the 3rd of June 2022 and continued until June 9th. It features Jeff McGrory on guitar and FX. More information can be found on my website – chrisumney.com/elephants-in-rooms/ Tracks

Creation (Pictures For Dorian)

This week I´m in Innsbruck with Gob Squad as technical manager and lighting designer. We are presenting Creation (Pictures For Dorian) at the Tiroler Landestheater, with performances in repertoire until November 11th. Details can be found here. Photos : Annelies Kanz & Birgit Gufler (c)

Western Society in Riga

At the end of this month I will be in Riga with Gob Squad. We will be performing Western Society there on August 31st and September 1st. The International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus is the leading performing arts festival in Latvia and one of the biggest in the Baltic region. It introduces audiences

Global Amazonia

This summer I´ve had the very great pleasure to begin working with a company that are new to me. Since 1996 the Berlin-based Grotest Maru having been touring internationally, creating theatre for public spaces around the world. You can read more about the company on their website here. In early June I was invited to

Hate Radio in Rwanda

At the end of March I traveled to Rwanda with the IIPM (International Institute Of Political Murder) to present Hate Radio as part of this year´s genocide commemorations. We performed two shows in Butare and three in Kigali to over 2,000 people. Working there was an intense but incredibly rewarding experience, assisted by an amazing

Hate Radio 2023

This month sees the first performances of Hate Radio since 2019. We will be performing in Lugano, Switzerland at LAC on January 13th & 14th and in Lyon at Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse from January 18th until the 21st. I will be operating sound and video, and assisting Jens Baudisch with the technical management for

Diyar Dance Theatre

Last week I worked with the Palestinian company Diyar Dance Theatre at Culturlann in Belfast, as technical manager and lighting designer. We presented a performance called Taken, that was originally created and choreographed by Royston Maldoom in Bethlehem in 2018. In addition the dancers performed a programme of Palestinian dances known as Debkeh in Belfast.

1984 Back To No Future

Since our ‘ghost premiere’ at the Hebbel-Am-Ufer Theater (HAU2) in April this year, we have toured “1984 Back To No Future” to theatres in Copenhagen, Leipzig, Odense and Dresden. Finally, we present this new work to audiences in HAU3, with the actual Berlin premiere this coming Monday November 1st. The show then runs until Saturday

Planet LOL

Last Saturday in Brighton saw the premiere of the new play from Paul Hodson’s The Future Is Unwritten. Planet Lol is a myth for our times: a fast-paced female-led drama about facing up to reality and rewriting your endings. I wrote the music, created the sound & lighting design and managed the technical aspects of the production. This

1984 Back To No Future

In April 2021 Gob Squad ‘premiered’ a new touring show “1984: Back to No Future” at HAU2 in Berlin. I provided technical management and created the lighting design. Sadly due to the corona situation there was no audience. However this ‘ghost’ premiere and the four subsequent performances that week gave us the opportunity to make