THE WAKE OF SLEEP is an experiment that builds on years of exploring ‘public intimacy’ on stage. Work is carried out in a collective framework, as a natural continuation of previous experiments (
A land where no dragons hide
) and the book “Another Hole” from 2019.

Quote from intention report:

In this residency we are continuing investigation public intimacy, on stage. The different ways intimacy could be understood as a public affair, one which could help developed forms of inclusion among people that don’t know each other. I called “Social Intimacy” a practice of using ‘trust’, to help a group of people unknown to each other feel safe and included in unfamiliar situations, creating any relations at any moment, without the history that precedes it, like networks of relations in cyberspace appears simultaneously in any space-time-context, as Multi-Realities. A community related by the fact of being human.

Read the experiment’s purpose statement


The experiment is led by Sara Gebran (VZ/DK) and Rebecka Stillman in collaboration with Karis Zidore (SE), Maria Stiernborg, and Olivia Riviera (DK/SE).

Detailed bios of the team can be read in the intention report.

Photo: Sara Gebran


Support: Statens Kunstfond, Dansk Skuespillerforbund, William Demant Fonden, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Kbh Kommune.

Coproduced: Metropolis Festival, MDT, CCAP.

Sponsor: Copenhagen Distillery.

Residencies: Forsøgsstationen, MDT, CCAP, Polo Cultural Gaivotas6