THE CHANCE TO FIND YOURSELF Benno Steinegger & Jovial Mbenga

When Benno Steinegger and Jovial Mbenga started creating The Chance to Find Yourself, they did not know each other. The two come from very different cultural and economic backgrounds: one is from Tirol (Italy), the other from Congo. Today, they both live and work in Belgium.

From a place of genuine curiosity for the other, they faced their ignorance about their own discriminative behaviours and thoughts. In the end, this process became the result: a playful theatrical peek behind the curtain of a friendship and collaboration with many ups and downs. How close can we really get to the other? In The Chance to Find Yourself, Steinegger & Mbenga relate to these questions with bold humor and abstract imagination.

concept: Benno Steinegger / van & met: Jovial Mbenga & Benno Steinegger / dramaturgie: Lara Staal / techniek & licht: Valeria Foti / outside-eyes: Pol Heyvaert (artistic collaborator at CAMPO), Simon Baetens (dramaturge at workspacebrussels) and Sabina Scarlat (Garage29) / co-director: Gaia Saitta / coproducers: workspacebrussels, KAAP and Garage 29 / outside-eye: Joëlle Sambi Nzeba / artistic coördinator: Elke Decoker (Workspacebrussels). met dank aan: CAMPO, A.C. Codice Ivan, Klm / Kinkaleri, WIPCOOP/Mestizo Arts Platform, wpZimmer

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