Stereo-Babes is an improvised show by ImproŠke Collective in which performers question female stereotypes and address them with help of audience suggestions. They use them as the starting point of short acts in which they shed some light on it. In the show they subvert individual stereotypes and place them in unexpected situations and relations to go beyond the limitations of normative (gender) roles.
Creators challenge resilient and outgrown stereotypical images of femininity with this show and, by doing so, deconstruct them in a theatrical manner. By using improvisational strategies they collaborate with the audience that substantively influences the content of the show. Each new show is a complete surprise, we promise you can expect significant emancipatory laughter and fun!
ImproŠke (ImproLadies) are open, non-hierarchical group of female improvisators that creates under patronage of IMPRO Association. They are researching the questions of gender and initiate different projects in which they play with subversion of gender stereotypes. Members see ImproŠke as a safe community in which they can research, develop themselves, try their limits and search for different forms of expression through improvised performance. Members met in 2014 at inspiring workshop on gender in theatre improvisation, they connected and activated and since then prepared a few productions, performed at festivals Red Dawns, Play with Me and Naked Stage, they also have monthly shows in Skladovnica.
Idea and Performed by: Urška Tičar, Teja Bitenc, Eva Jus, Katarina Veselko, Mistral Majer, Sara Šoukal
Other Group Members: Olivija Grafenauer, Urša Strehar Benčina, Maja Predalič, Špela Setničar, Manca Suhadolnik, Eva Škofič-Mauer, Tanja Matjašević and Mojca Zupančič
Production: IMPRO Association for Culture and Education
Lights: Peter Šanović
Sound: ekipa Sindikat
Photos: Nada Žgank
Organiser: Syndicate 2018, Emanat
In collaboration with: Club Gromka, AKC Metelkova mesto