SHORT OF LYING is a storytelling performance and a lecture on storytelling. More specifically, it’s about the power of stories to frame and manipulate reality and how narrative thinking and storytelling has been appropriated by communication media.
The piece is situated in the conflicting realm of online publishing which since the 1990’s has confiscated narrative thinking and storytelling to serve the neoliberal logics. In the form of a TedTalk, the piece draws attention to the art of discourse, while exposing several literary mechanisms of deception, in order to create a playful tension between awareness and misdirection.
written and performed by Luanda Casella
dramaturgy — Sébastien Hendrickx
coaching — Tom Dupont
scenography — Felix Fasolt
costume & scenography assistance — Joy Vervaeke
light design — Maria_Dermitzaki
soundtrack — Pablo Casella
support: Workspace Brussels, WP Zimmer, De Grote Post, WIPCOOP/MAF, Campo, KASK, VERBO/ Galeria Vermelho, Stad Gent and Vlaamse Overheid
belgium tour: Theater Aan Zee Festival, Ntgent, Monty, KVS