We know facts. We know secrets. We have opinions, we have intuition and we have the stage. Status Update is an unflinching and funny catalogue of the things teenagers learn, believe and have sussed out about the world. From the ridiculous to the highly charged, all these truths and half-truths are laid bare before us, without the safety net of character or fiction.
Cast size: Variable size ensemble
Tim Etchells is an artist and a writer based in the UK whose work shifts between performance, visual art and fiction. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment. Recent publications include Vacuum Days (Storythings, 2012) and While You Are With Us Here Tonight (LADA, 2013). Etchells’ work has been shown recently at Cubitt, Hayward Gallery and Bloomberg SPACE in London, at Turner Contemporary and Compton Verney in the UK, at Witte de With(Rotterdam) Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam) and MUHKA (Antwerp).
Currently Professor of Performance & Writing at Lancaster University, he was a Tate / Live Art Development Agency Legacy: Thinker In Residence Award winner in 2008, Artist of the City of Lisbon in 2014, and received the prestigious Spalding Gray Award in February 2016. Forced Entertainment were recently announced as the winners of the Ibsen Award for their groundbreaking contribution to the field of contemporary theatre and performance.
Photography by Sorted. Design by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio.