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The play is set in a brightly lit room of what turns out to be a hospital. Budge does his Tai Chi exercises while trying to talk to Wyatt, with little result. They are soon visited by fellow patients. Or are they members of the medical staff? In any case they seem to come from the neighbouring psychiatric wing. But there is doubt about everything and everyone. Is anyone what he claims to be...?
The theatre was a ritual once. Audiences participated in a group event. They looked at strange actions they only half understood but which gave them a suspicion of a magical power. That’s the experience the SKaGeN theatre collective wants to approach in 'My Debt': to give the theatre that power again that a eucharistic celebration must have had once. SKaGeN is working with theatrical images and texts from Jean Genet’s Le Bagne, a scenario from 1954 that hasn’t been made into a film. The performance focuses on great symbols that elevate man above his meager existence.
With the Watermark film project (2002), SKaGeN wanted to make an individual and collective film statement. Each member of SkaGeN wrote and directed its onw project, in which he expressed his watermark. The other SKaGeN members cooperated. That is the watermark of the collective co-oporaton ...
Alma Mahler lived in the turbulent first half of the 20th century. She was a composer, wife to Mahler, Gropius and Werfel, mistress to Kokoschka, Klimt, Zemlinski, and Alban Berg’s muse. She also inspired the renowned theatre collective SKaGeN into a catchy story about human pride and loneliness in a mixture of theatre and music. ‘Almschi! The best of Alma Mahler’ is a theatre production by SKaGeN & Octopus Soloists. This performance was created as part of Ostend Cultural City of Flanders 2010 and with support of the Flemish Government.