IF ONLY I HAD A HEART is a performance based on the human fear for beings that are nearly human, like zombies or humanoids. Inspired by the Swedish television series Aktä Människor, Oortocht and a group of theatre students of the University of Erlangen created an interactive spectacle in which the audience took place at a large dinnertable, ready to buy and sell some humanoids. Until the humanoids rebelled against their makers and showed that they too had their own dreams and desires.
The performance was created for the Arena Festival 2014 in Erlangen (D), as a result of the co-production prize Oortocht’s Slakken/Sporen won at Arena 2013.
Crew: Marieke Breyne, Brecht Hermans and Thomas Vermaercke.