Knockout!

Autumn 2022: A one-man show with subsequent conversation. About the male norm, privileges, marginalisation and how we achieve a society without sexual violence

Terrence goes through his masculinity journey. It is a constant struggle between what those around him expect him to become, and what he himself wants to become. Nor is it certain that Terrence himself knows. He often lies for his own gain, but it is not only untruths that he spreads – he also likes to exaggerate his own and other people’s stories to improve his image. The bitter irony is that it is unclear whether he himself gains anything from these male privileges.

The purpose of this solo performance is to work on prevention and violence prevention, against abuse and sexual violence, for a sign language target group. And that through conversation the participants should gain increased self-esteem and self-awareness about their own responsibility and their own part in the work to reach a society without abuse and sexual violence.

Knockout is an arena for conversations with the audience and reflections on norms connected to gender and sexuality, as well as language and function, and how they affect life and everyday life in practice. This production examines the issue of being both privileged in terms of gender, but at the same time feeling subordinated or marginalised due to one’s disability.

The performance is part of the project Äkta Man, which is financed by the Heritage Foundation and run by RFSU Stockholm in collaboration with Sweden’s Deaf Youth Association, the Swedish Deaf Sports Association and Riksteatern Crea.

Actor
Elias Tebibel

Manuscript: Elias Tebibel
Direction: Mindy Drapsa
Dramaturgy: Filip Burman & Lisa Lindén
Costume: Tanja Honkanen

From the project Äkta Man, which is financed by the Arvsfonden and run by RFSU Stockholm in collaboration with Sweden’s Deaf Youth Association, the Swedish Deaf Sports Association and Riksteatern Crea.

Language: Swedish sign language

On tour with Riksteatern during autumn 2022

Photo: Urban Jörén