The performance is a portrayal of today’s opinion makers, and the way in which the YouTubers communicate and become part of a community in the virtual world. Set in an agency we follow archetypical influencers that in their everyday rutine are visited by a respected journalist who tries to pin their world for its superficiallity and egoisme. As the play continues the journalist is swallowed by the world and becomes a new influencer with high end products. The other influencers fall through as they try to hold on to themselves in a world where you are your own brand.
Script: Kasper Jacob Sejersen and the team. Directing: Kasper Jacob Sejersen. Scenography and costumes: Rebekah Bentzen
Lighting Design: Simon Holmgreen. Sound design: Rasmus O. Hansen.Video Simon Holmgreen and Rasmus O. Hansen. Actors: Niels-Martin Eriksen, Freja Klint Sandberg, Jeanette Lindbæk Birk, Mads Emil Duelund Hansen and Emma van der Vleuten Busk.
Odense Theater’s “Influencer influenza” is a modern concept of life in the lens.
‘Influenza Influenza’ tells you what’s happening behind the influencer’s cameras and gives you something to think about. With spotlight phones and live video, you are led through a fun and dramatic digital narrative where everything is not as it seems.
Gone with a hint of seriousness.
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Den 4. Væg
(…) Influenza Influenza is far out of the way – precisely because and not despite being theater – an enlightening and entertaining acquaintance.