At De VeenFabriek in November Matti Braun's The Alien is put on as a play. After two sketches of certain scenes of The Alien, successively presented in Utrecht and ’s-Hertogenbosch, the complete play will be staged in Leiden. Music is performed live by Anna-Karin Korhonen and Matti Braun designed the stage set and props which fluctuate somewhere between a theatrical landscape and an autonomous art work. A full cast of amateur actors gleaned from friends and acquaintances in the art world act in the play.
Concept: Matti Braun
Choreography: Henrietta Hale
Music composition: Li Chuan Chong
Kantele players: Anna-Karin Korhonen
Actors: Beth Healy – The Alien, Mees Jongema – Haba, the boy, Joris
Link – Mohan, the journalist, Nathalie Zonnenberg – Kalyani, Mohan’s
wife, Felix Janssens – Devlin, the engineer, Roos Gortzak – Bajoria, the
entrepreneur, Lily van Ginniken – Haba’s grandmother, Astrid Schumacher
– Sarkar, the homeopath, Joris Brouwers – Govinda, the peasant, Zhana
Ivanova – Pramanick, the postmaster, Sander Meijers – Battacharji, the
Hindu priest, Jelle Bouwhuis – Biswas, the Christian priest, Jo’o
Guerreiro – the Sadhu.
The Alien is a project by Matti Braun, initiated by The Showroom/Kirsty Ogg, and is a co-production of If I Can't Dance, Project Arts Centre, and The Showroom.
Special thanks to: Aileen Healy, Marten Jongema, Sanja Mitrovic, Grant Watson, Boost (Amsterdam), Lloyd Hotel (Amsterdam), Imperium (Leiden), BQ Gallery (Cologne).