For more than twenty-five years the Benedictine monk Jonathan has suffered from a very special kind of epilepsy. Doctors now call his disease ‘prophesia’: to suffer from spells of prophecy. At first his case only raised interest within the medical community. Later it even caught the attention of some secret services.
The story of brother Jonathan serves as a base for a performance about the potential friction between ideas and their realization, between the Word and the Flesh. Starting as a salon-like radio drama, it goes on to incarnate by revealing hidden forces and the confrontation between performers and spectators.
concept & direction David Weber-Krebs
text Matthew Goulish (Goat Island), David Weber-Krebs
performance Godehard Giese, Diego Gil, Hanna Hegenscheidt, Manfred Olek Witt
artistic assistance Magne van den Berg
sound Coordt Linke
costumes Myriam van Gucht
dramaturgical advice Jan-Philipp Possman
the words Jonathan said is a Sophiensaele and Gasthuis production in collaboration with LISA. This project is made possible with the support of Culture 2000 and VSB Fonds.