The Failure of Sex
“A performance that tells the story of one swan floating on a lake of honest desire, it fails to suck and fuck, but comes to realize it’s no big deal.”
The Failure of Sex is the second graduation performance of Maxime Dreesen, graduating in 2019 at Toneelacademie Maastricht, institute of performative arts. This time he joined forces with Adrien de Biasi, a Brussels based actor.
A tragicomic performance about the power and imagination of failure. You will meet a naive persona who is exploring sex while it drowns in an ocean of failure.
In this search for the impossible, ultimate, satisfying contact this persona will loose its control and torture itself. This sexual impotence will not lead to the end of a sexual life but will become the main drive of it! Lack as an ongoing interaction. Rather a flabby penis that humps against a body than a perfect erection of a porn actor that fits perfectly into the hole.
Age restriction: +16
Duration: 40 minutes
concept, director Maxime Dreesen
actors Adrien De Biasi and Maxime Dreesen
text Adrien De Biasi and Maxime Dreesen
coach Hannah De Meyer
big thanks to GC De Kroon, De Markten, Needcompany, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, Bart Van den Eynde, Toneelacademie Maastricht, Institut des arts de diffusion, Zazie Bakos, Cyriel Lucas
16/02/2019 @ De Markten, Brussel
15/02/2019 @ De Markten, Brussel
14/02/2019 @ GC De Kroon, Brussel
Photo credits: Olivier De Vos
© Maxime Dreesen 2019