TRIALS OF MONEY (solo version)

Can the money we all use on a daily basis, be held responsible for the situation in which humans find themselves
today? In other words, if it is true that “money rules the world”, are we then not entitled to make it accountable for what
has happened to the world under its governance? Preliminary Hearings approaches this somewhat candid statement
with the seriousness of a court of justice.

Based on interviews made with different bankers, lawyers, persons in situation of extreme precarity, psychotherapists,
economists, philanthropists, debt relief workers, representatives of indigenous nations, or monetary activists, 9
witnesses characters stand ready to respond to any question the audience might have for them.

This piece is an invitation to collectively investigate what money actually is and what it does. It is an invitation to
challenge the idea that money is only a means at the service of human intentions and to attempt another reading of the
relationship humans have with the system of exchange they invented for themselves.

This solo version of Trials of Money, has been reworked to be performed
outside of the theater, in contexts such as universities, business schools, conferences, board meetings of banks, …

Concept & realisation : Christophe Meierhans

Performance :  Christophe Meierhans

Live Drawing : Luca Mattei

Dramaturgy : Bart Capelle

With the help of: Shila Anaraki, Jochen Dehn, Adva Zakai

Original scenography: Decoratelier Jozef Wouters

Light saber microphones: Alexis Pawlak, Gaia Carabillo

Costumes: Sofie Durnez, Valerie Le Roy

Monetary advice: Olivier Auber

Production : HIROS, Elisa Demarré

Co-production: AUAwirleben (Bern), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), BUDA (Kortrijk), FAR° (Nyon), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil (Paris), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon), Vooruit (Gent), ZonaK (Milan)

With the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, ProHelvetia