“Not only does Da Silva proves to be an excellent performer and director with a strong research
impulse, her stage text also shows a mature autonomous ability to make”
Jury Report TAZ#2019
“Her ‘come to daddy’ is more terrifying than Jack Nicholson’s ‘Here’s Jimmy!’”
“Humanity is a monstrous centaur. (…); he sees within himself something which is not himself, and which is stronger than himself.” – Joseph De Maistre
In The Journey Anna Luka takes us on a dark trip through her memories. With language inspired by the lyricism of Faust and the broken English of the Urban Dictionary she tackles images of her youth. Disguised as an unchancy vaudeville entertainer she scrapes up the debris and tries to get rid of it in a painfully cartoonish way. But her intention is not to forget. The Journey is a quest to transcend the suffering body. Because how else does a victim find its way out of victimhood?