When a man gets a job selling bunkers to the super-rich, he begins to realise that what he’s really selling is survival. And he can’t afford it. SHTF is the new show from Kandinsky Theatre Company, about living with the end of the world.
Term commonly used by ‘preppers’ to refer to the beginning of the end of the world, i.e. the moment ‘shit hits the fan’. See also: Uncivilisation; TEOTWAWKI.
SHTF is a commission from Schauspielhaus Wien and premiered at their theatre in Vienna on 14 April 2022. We are exploring options to tour the piece in the UK and Europe. For more information or a tour pack, please click here.
“An oppressively impressive scenario about the future of today, which knows how to cleverly combine the increasingly real cacotopia of the climate crisis, war, pandemics and digitization, both large and small.” Wiener Zeitung
“While the super-rich hole themselves up in luxury bunkers, the less well-off are at the mercy of major catastrophes. In their current production SHTF, the Kandinsky theater group is acting out various doomsday scenarios. (…) SHTF succeeds in negotiating the major future crises on an interpersonal level and thus making them approachable.” Ö1
Cast: Ammar Haj Ahmad, Etta Fusi, Vera von Gunten, Jesse Inman, Clara Liepsch
Director: James Yeatman
Text: Lauren Mooney
Translation: Lilly Busch
Stage & video design: Stephan Weber
Costumes: Giovanna Bolliger
Sound design: Kieran Lucas
Sound support: Benjamin Bauer
Lighting design: Oliver Mathias Kratochwill
Dramaturgy: Lilly Busch, Lauren Mooney
Assistant director: Christina Ulrich
Casting associate (UK): Martin Poile
Photography by Susanne Einzenberger