het Theater Festival


Naomi Velissariou

PERMANENT DESTRUCTION is a melodramatic energy concert by actor and director Naomi Velissariou and sound producer Joost Maaskant. A sexy show about self-hate and unrequited love, containing deadly poetic lyrics and a heavily distorted sound system. With genres varying from RnB to industrial hardcore and with prevalent use of auto tune and trap hop references. Naomi Velissariou was inspired by Sarah Kane (1971-1999), one of the most compelling and fearless playwrights of the past decades. Kane’s plays echoed her mental state. The merciless lyrics, beats and bass lines of Permanent Destruction are set against a video backdrop by Frederik Heymans that adds a monumental visual dimension to the piece.

About Naomi Velissariou Naomi (°1984) is a theatre maker who uses philosophical and scientific concepts and personal ideas as the cornerstones of her theatre plays. In addition to creating her own work, Naomi also performs as an actress in theatre, films and TV shows. Since last year she has started her own foundation, Stichting Naomi Velissariou. For her first independent production she co-produces with Theater Utrecht, Rudolphi Producties and C-takt.

concept & direction Naomi Velissariou | performers Joost Maaskant & Naomi Velissariou | sound design Joost Maaskant | visuals Frederik Heyman | light design & video programming Bart van den Heuvel | costumes Bibi Trompetter | light & video operator Paul Romkes / Mart Hielema | sound operator Sander van der Werff / Gido Bamboe | production Paulien van der Avoird and Raïssa Pater (ass.) | acting coach Thibaud Delpeut | campaign image Athos Burez | special thanks to Florentina Holzinger, Mauro Pawlowski, Ramon Slager, Sjoerd Bruil, Kasper Tarenskeen, Jan Hulst, Teddy Cherim, Emmanuel Adjei, Frascati Producties, Joachim Fleury & Hotel De L’Europe. | coproduction Naomi Velissariou, Theater Utrecht, Rudolphi Producties & C-Takt | made possible by Fonds Podiumkunsten
€16 (standard) / €12 (-25/65+, professionals) / €8 (-19)
duration: 75 min.

Naomi Velissariou (1984, Bilzen) is theatermaker en gebruikt filosofische, wetenschappelijke en persoonlijke denkbeelden als grondslag voor voorstellingen met een rijke beeldtaal.