Comfort Girls

An ASIAN pop-up bar installation set in 2049

 

 

Setting

Pop-up Bar titled CLUB ASIA

Plasma screens and plastic plants

Order a special local beer with one of our girls

One of our COMFORT Girls

We promise

We will comfort you until your beer has run dry

Feel free to order another one

We’ll be there, once again –until the beer has run dry.

Feel free to order another one

 

COMFORT Girls is being preceded by a research on the over 5 million people being human trafficked in the past 15 years. From Russia and Eastern Europe to other parts of the world. A dissection and celebration of the hospitality and sex workers industry, a setting to play around with the current urgent question towards cultural diversity and an offering of intimacy, without having to do the deed.

 

Concept/Head Production/Direction: JASON GWEN/arnhems work (nl/vn/ca)

PR Extension: BILGE DEMIREL (nl/tr)

PR Advisory: CLAIRE VAN DER HALL (nl)

Performance: ESZA THICKEMS (nl/id/am), EWA SIKORSKA (pl/nl), and TAMARA MARKUS (nl/it)

Photography: DENISE KLEVERING (nl)

Videography: Mr. FL (cn/nl)

Music Composition: FLORIAN KNAPP (de/nl)

Fashion Design: HEDWIG VERVOORT (nl)

Neon Sign Design: DANA & RICHARD DIJKGRAAF (nl)

Project Advisor: DIANE ELSHOUT/researching bodies (nl)

 

With the financial support of MUNCIPALITY OF ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS

Powered by GEBROUWEN DOOR VROUWEN (brewed by women)

Supporting COMENSHA, part of LA STRADA INTERNATIONAL, an European NGO fighting human trafficking

With the support of MOVING ARTS PROJECT, FRINGE FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM, THEATER OOSTBLOK

And a little thank you to DE NIEUWE OOST/THEATER AAN DE RIJN, STADSSCHOUWBURG AMSTERDAM, VONDELGYM AMSTERDAM, PLANT & MEER ARNHEM & AOTC AGENCY.

 

TOUR 2017

September 7-10 + 12-15

COMFORT GIRLS/arnhems work (DUTCH PREMIERE)

Theater Oostblok/Amsterdam Fringe Festival, Amsterdam

http://amsterdamfringefestival.nl/programma/comfort-girls/

 

August 26-27

COMFORT GIRLS/arnhems work (previews)

Uitmarkt/Fringe Podium/Marine Terrein, Amsterdam

https://uitmarkt.nl/programma/podium/vrije-uitloop/

 

August 17-20

COMFORT GIRLS/arnhems work (try-outs)

Sonsbeek Theater Avenue, Arnhem

http://www.sonsbeektheateravenue.nl/programmabekijken/totaal/uitgelicht/277/programma.html

 

April 16

COMFORT GIRLS/arnhems work (preview)

Festival Lumos, Paris

https://www.facebook.com/events/331783977208009/