Works by Julia Brandenberger

a theatre ritual aimed at DETACHMENT from success

funeral for expectations

 

This immersive and participatory ceremony of disposition examines the life of Expectations, who measured success.  As Expectations always used to say “Once you’ve achieved this goal, once you’ve accomplished this thing, once you’ve attained this position, then you will be fulfilled”.  A funerary procession will lead you and your company into a dark room.  You will then be taken through a series of landscapes, fun and goofy, dark and deep.  You will be respectfully invited to share of your own experiences with Expectations throughout the service.  

 

what audienceS have said:

"This feels like a cure for the success stories of the 'American Dream'"

"I felt lighter after this performance.  I felt like a weight had been taken off my chest"

"Julia crafted an individualized experience that pointed the audience inward, which is specifically part of my definition of fine art"

PRESS:

http://www.broadstreetreview.com/theater/philly-fringe-2017-julia-brandenbergers-funeral-for-expectations

photo gallery:

video:

All Photos and Video taken by Colin Logue

past showings:

Headlong Studios 2018, March 3rd and 4th 

Philadelphia Fringe Festival 2017, Sept 7th-10th, 22nd-24th

SoLow Festival 2017, June 17-18th