In late February 2021, Only Game in Town and the three actors in the play—Florian Loycke, Rasmus Slätis, and Janet Rothe—traveled to Lulea, in northern Sweden, for a two-week work-stay with mentor Markus Öhrn in his studio. After workshopping the performance together, Öhrn and Only Game in Town, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in Stockholm, hosted an online viewing of the nominees as they evolve and progress inside the Vorkoster’s digestive system.
“Only Game in Town’s dystopian, disturbing, surreal, strange, unpredictable, and yet realistic project evolves around the high-tech company LD50, which has the solution for our overpopulated world: shrinking people to the size of a pill, which is then swallowed by a person chosen as the Vorkoster,” says Öhrn. By letting us, the audience, witness the three nominees’ lives inside the Vorkoster’s stomach, Only Game in Town are addressing topics relevant to the here and now. How shall we deal with overpopulation when we’re using too many resources for Mother Earth to survive?”