Blowing uses Mother’s birthday present, a broadcast-quality video camera, as the central prop in this cruel and very funny play about unhappy families. The writer winds scenes back and starts them again, so that Mother can keep up the façade that her birthday is progressing immaculately. The entire scenario is seen through the eyes of the two teenage children.
The director and author Jeroen van den Berg (1966) followed the directing programme at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam. His awards include Top Naeff Prize, Theaterschool Amsterdam (1993), the ‘Encouragement Prize’ Drama, City of Amsterdam for the play `Bosch International’ (1993), The 1998 Perspective Prize, and also the 2003 Taalunie Dutch/Flemish Prize for Best Play for Blowing.