It’s 1965 and everything is just about to happen. Pop, subculture, superstars, feminism, drugs, bright lights, and sex are about to rock the world like never before. Gob Squad travels back to the underground cinemas of New York to re-create Andy Warhol’s Kitchen, a film that somehow encapsulated all of the hedonistic experimental energy of the swinging sixties (even though nothing in particular actually occurred on screen). In the process, the company begins a quest for the original, the authentic, the real me, the real you, and the hidden depths beneath the shiny surfaces of modern life. There’s only one problem: Gob Squad wasn’t there in 1965—how will they know if they get it right? As Edie Sedgwick, one of the film’s original stars, said, “I live my part too—only I can’t figure out what my part is in this movie.”
Gob Squad explores the point where theater meets art, media, and real life. They stage their work in houses, shops, underground stations, car parks, hotels, or directly on the street, and often ask the audience to step beyond their traditional role as passive spectators. Gob Squad began in Nottingham, UK in 1994, but is now based in Berlin. They’ve toured to all continents apart from Antartica.