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Projects SatisFactory (2023)

Photography: Tibor Dieters

About how the ASMR-tists rebel against the algorithms that control their lives

WhisperingWieke, LynnieZ & Ay_mazing want more followers. They decide to sign up for SatisFactory, a content farm that promises to transform them from completely unknown content creators into world-famous ASMR-tists. Soon, they realize that the more sensational they are, the more followers they attract. Slowly, you see them deteriorate because of the content they create themselves.
SatisFactory is a performance about the phenomenon of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). You know, that tingling sensation you get when you see small pieces of soap being cut from a large block with a utility knife. Or when someone makes soft tapping sounds in a binaural microphone.

There's a lot going on about ASMR and especially the ASMR-tists. They constantly battle the stigma that their work is a form of disguised soft pornography. To what extent are they responsible for the toxic culture that has developed around ASMR, and to what extent are the algorithms and viewers forcing them into it?

Concept, Text & Direction Booi Kluiving Performance Wieke van Rosmalen, Lindsay Zwaan & Ayisha Siddiqi Scenography Kars van den Heuvel Dramaturgy Pol Eggermont Digital Dramaturgy Ioana Stanescu Creative Production Marijn Maurits Audiovisual Content Jillis Pieters Sound Design Sem ten Haaf Graphic Design Stijn Stumpel Costume Carlijn Veurink Storyboard Thomas de Wit Technical Advice Gertjan Biasino Technical Execution Guus Broeren & Matthijs Derksen Production Feikes Huis Co-production Theater aan de Rijn, affiliated with De Nieuwe Oost Supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten, AFK, Fonds21 & Stimuleringsfonds Digitale CultuurRunning time 75 min Language English, Dutch

17-02-2023 - Toneelschuur, Haarlem (Try-Out)
18-02-2023 - Toneelschuur, Haarlem (Première)
02-03-2023 - Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Groningen
04-03-2023 - Bijlmer Parktheater, Amsterdam
07-03-2023 - Theater Kikker, Utrecht
08-03-2023 - Theater Kikker, Utrecht
09-03-2023 - Chassé Theater, Breda
10-03-2023 - Theater de Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort
15-03-2023 - Het Nationale Theater, ’s-Gravenhage (schoolvoorstelling)
15-03-2023 - Het Nationale Theater, 's-Gravenhage
16-03-2023 - Cultuurpodium Groene Engel, Oss
22-03-2023 - Stichting Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam (grote zaal)
23-03-2023 - Stichting Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam (grote zaal)
04-04-2023 - Theater de Omval, Diemen
08-04-2023 - Theater Walhalla, Rotterdam
13-04-2023 - Theater a/d Rijn, Arnhem
14-04-2023 - Theater a/d Rijn, Arnhem
19-04-2023 - Theater de Veste, Delft
20-04-2023 - Theater Ins Blau, Leiden
21-04-2023 - LUX, Nijmegen
26-04-2023 - Theater De Nieuwe Vorst, Tilburg (Dernière)