How did I die

Davy Pieters

Reconstruction of a murder

In How Did I Die, time is a false trail: the time from finding the body to a possible conclusion, but also the deceased’s potential last hours. Nothing is certain. Time and truth are being manipulated, conspiracy theories revised. The truth is a complex puzzle in which the workings of our imaginations take on a gruesome (un)reality. There is just one murder – but countless paths that could have led to it. Does this reconstruction bring us any closer to the truth – or does it lead us further away? How Did I Die is a realistic, fictional, cinematic and physical production.

How did I die won The Audience Award on the Fast Forward Festival for young directors in Braunschweig (DE)

How did I die was made possible thanks (in part) to financial support from the Performing Arts Fund NL, VSBfonds and Stichting Melanie.

concept, direction & set design: Davy Pieters
performance: Klára Alexová, Indra Cauwels, Joey Schrauwen
sound design: Jimi Zoet
lighting design & technical facilities: Bob Ages
technical facilities (stage): Rick Sweers
coaching: Jetse Batelaan, Loes van der Pligt, Marc Linssen
publicity photo: Roy Soetekouw
scene photos: Anna van Kooij
with thanks to: Hans Pelt, Prof Dr. Maurice Aalders, Dr. G.N.G. Vanderveen


Played earlier on:

  • Fri 27 Jul 2018 - Biennal Venice (IT) - Italian Premiere
  • Fri 27 Sep 2019 - Festival Actoral Marseille (FR)
  • Sat 28 Sep 2019 - Festival Actoral Marseille (FR)
  • Tue 15 Oct 2019 - Fierce Festival Birmingham (UK)
  • Wed 16 Oct 2019 - Fierce Festival Birmingham (UK)