ADAS basic theme is human abandonment, awareness of women’s dual vulnerability and the belief in an inherent power. Starting off in the real, we use the documentary reality to contribute to the democratic discourse and to create art based on the lived. A strong artistic form, with continuous musical features gives us the possibility to portrait fragile and difficult pieces of life and personal experiences. ADAS mixes high and low and lifts hidden human experiences by portraying them with artistic height. Even though the form is based on the unexpected and fragmented, we still cherish the coherent: to make the theatre in to a place were the subjects, with starting point in the universal, get to unfold in all colors and all their contradiction. Art is supposed to portrait the emotional and create meaning, take sides; it should highlight context and bear all human beings inviolable value.
ADAS base is Konstepidemin in Gothenburg, where we play at our studio scene. The scene is availability adapted and intimate, with about 30 seats.
We also play our productions on tour. For about ten years, we’ve been touring frequently – both nationally and internationally.
One of ADAS productions, which has been performed in english:
Bertha – the other story of love
The British 19th century novel ”Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë is considered to be one of literatures grand love novels. It tells the tale of the love between the poor governess Jane Eyre and her employer Mr Edward Rochester. But where these two the only lovers at the Thornfield Hall estate? We want to tell another story about love, the one about Edward and his first wife Bertha Mason. Bertha is declared insane in the novel and and as a result has to spend her life locked up in the attic. What ties these two people together? How can desire and rejection fit in the same motion? Where is the line between love and despise? BERTHA – the other story of love challenges our fear of the different, of the difficult, of the inner life that overflows.
Written by: Malin Lindroth
Directed by: Sören Larsson
Actor: Fia Adler Sandblad
”An incomparable theatrical and visual interpretation” – Bohuslänningen/Göteborgs Fria tidning
”The theatre’s equivalent to Doris Lessing’s female experience… such humanity” – GP
”…both body and intellect in a beautiful symbiosis that makes you want more” – nummer.nu