Funny Funny Funny
With Elizabeth Ward, Frans Poelstra, and Krõõt Juurak
- April 2022 20:00 Uhr
Tickets ab € 7.- unter www.ateliertheater.wien
Come and witness three performers attempting and failing, attempting and succeeding, or succeeding without even trying to be funny.
Krõõt Juurak, Frans Poelstra and Elizabeth Ward, each in their own unique way, will have a go at Funny Funny Funny. The performance is initially set up like a stand-up comedy showcase, however Elizabeth, Krõõt, and Frans are not comedians and easily stray away from known formats and disciplines. Comedy might turn into a long story, an awkward moment, a happy song, or an abstract dance. The only one thing the three performers agree upon, is not to collaborate. They each work on their material independently and present it to each other as well as to the audience at the moment of the performance.
Therefore there is no way to know what the show will be like.
Thanks to: CHRISTINE GAIGG / 2ND NATURE
Elizabeth Ward (born in Detroit in 1977) is a choreographer
and performer currently living in Vienna. Some of the
performance festivals and venues she has shown work at
include the Kitchen (NYC), Danspace Projects (NYC),
Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC), Disjecta
(Portland), Tanzquartier (Vienna), steirischerherbst (Graz),
Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), ANA (Copenhagen), and
Trinosophes (Detroit). She is not a comedian.
Frans Poelstra (born in Amsterdam in 1954) has worked in the
theater for almost 50 years now. Throughout his career he
worked with really famous people in dance, theater, music,
performance and other arts, but he himself never got famous.
He just didn’t have enough ambition to build a successful
career, and what is a successful career anyway. He is lucky to
be an improviser because then you don’t have to work so hard.
He likes to think of himself that you can make a living and enjoy
your work with as little effort as possible, which is actually hard
work in these neoliberal capitalist times! Frans lives and works
in Vienna since 2004.
Krõõt Juurak (born 1981 in Tallinn) artist, performer and
recently stand-up comedian, studied dance and choreography
at ArteZ Arnhem and Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute,
Amsterdam. Their work addresses both human and non-human
audiences and is self-sabotaging by nature. Recent exhibitions
and performances include the Baltic Triennial 14: The Endless
Frontier, Vilnius 2021; “You’re So Busy” at Shedhalle, Zürich,
2021, 2022; “Thinking Like an Octopus”at Wilhelm-Hack-
Museum, Ludwigshafen, 2021; “Art for Animals: A Perspective
Change” Opelvillen Stiftung, Rüsselsheim (2020, 2021);
“Cohabitation” Silent Green, Berlin, 2021 i.e. Juurak lives and
works in Vienna.