Future of Justitia
Future of Justitia, A play in three acts – directed & written by Juliacks
One hour play, first performance at the Rode Bioscoop on March 8, 2020.
On the eve of the spring equinox, parents of the Goddess Justitia announce that it is time for her coming of age rites. Justitia rejects
this proposal, commencing a series of visits and transversals through time, where Justitia confronts her past, present and future self.
Future of Justitia is a part of Transversal Scepters.
This play uses 17th century archives, mythological figures of justice and future speculations as a means to create a narrative portals about Justice.
This play is based upon a few sources: The scenes from the past are based on criminal archives of the 17th century. The scenes from the present and the future are derived from conversations with people living in the Netherlands and their experience of Justice. One song played by Snowapple is from the Dutch Song database written in 1678. The song features a famous true story about a
person who ended up in Amsterdam’s Spinhuis, one of the first women’s institutional prison’s in the world. Based on cross references with the song and famous cases of the time, it seems like the story is about Trijn Jurriaens.
Daniel Vorthuyst as Lady Justitia / Ma’at Goddess of Justice
Kannakee Bhuyan as the Goddess Seshat / Maggie of the Present
Cecile Tafanelli as the 17th century criminal Trijntje / Earth / Future Spirit
Charlott Weise as the 17th century bawd Lijsbeth / Light / Guide
Charlotte Somerville as Guide / Stage Manager