Cast: 1 male, 2 female, 1 m/f (additional casting: 1 boy)
‘An affirmation of what great theatre can do.’– Behind the Critical Curtain
Celebrated actress Elisabeth Vogler abruptly stops talking in the middle of a performance and withdraws into silence. She is accompanied to a remote summer house by a young psychiatric nurse, Alma, who attempts to coax her back to life, but tension soon builds between the two women. Very quickly the house transforms into a place of terror and isolation, as patient and nurse become dangerously close, and the boundaries between their identities become blurred. Persona is a nightmarish exploration of identity, intimacy and the limits of the spoken word.
- Toneelgroep Amsterdam, 2012 (dir. Ivo van Hove)
- Residenztheater, Munich 2012 (dir. Amélie Niermeyer)
- Malmö City Theatre/Deutsches Theater, Malmö/Berlin 2018 (dir. Anna Bergmann)