Age of rage is about the desperation of a girl who tries to move forward with all her might but is pulled down again and again. About seizing opportunities and letting them slip away again. About a girl who wants to be heard, but who nobody listens to. Because girls aren't supposed to be angry.
This research-based play resulted of many discussions with scientists, politicians and classes of youngsters. Here a few words written by them about how they handle their rage:
A big sister and baby sister
From Groningen and volleyball, singing and learning foreign languages
Furious because of terrorism and ignorant people
feel guilty and apologise
Am a sister, daughter and in love
am partying, enjoying and traveling
angry, mad and aggressive about lying and selfish people
detest wars and global heating
swear, cry and still feel madness, annoyance and incomprehension
am a singer and creative
am from campsite Westerheert, Groningen
part of me is French which makes me socially advanced
love singing, family and summer breaks in France
when my stress levels are high
try to talk and sing.
The performance Age of Rage is part of Young Europe III - ETC’s artistic collaboration project which focuses on theatre as a place of identification for young people in Europe.