Theater Bellevue, Klein Bellevue
Welcome to Drag Therapy Theater where drag artist Indie Nile plays therapist & patient in a lipsync theater show that is part therapy session, part pop spectacle. By playing both people on the stage, Indie performs auto-therapy to heal his love wounds and invites you to look at your own. Prepare to hear your favorite 80s ballads in a fabulously original theater piece that is equally funny and poignant.
The lipsync theater show has the structure of a 5-act play. Each act revolves around a specific stage in a long-term relationship: 1) Love at First Sight, 2) Honeymoon Phase, 3) Everyday Life, 4) Arguments and 5) Growing Old Together. Live on the stage, Indie will play the female therapist who is interacting with her male client on video projection (also played by Indie) as she gives him advice on how to handle himself during each stage of a relationship. This “conversation with the self” is at the core of Indie Nile’s artistic language. In typical Indie Nile fashion, How 2 Prepare 4 the Love of Your Life blends spoken- word with pop music. Excerpts from iconic 80s & 90s ballads are spread throughout the show. These are the songs which shaped the fantasy-based way that Indie (like most of the people in the audience) views love & relationships. The essence of this theater show can be found in the artist’s name Indie Nile (i.e. in denial). It is about waking up from the fog of denial and facing reality about love and relationships. The show is inspired by the artist’s deep longing for genuine love, not Hollywood love.
I have known Fadi (aka Indie) from the film industry for over 8 years. I think he is an inspiring and talented storyteller. A multi-talent and a special person. I have followed his recent transition from filmmaking to theater with great curiosity and pleasure and advised him in this. Fadi is a gifted artist. I already saw a big development in the shorter lipsync theater shows that he produced (all by himself).
Drag artist & storyteller. Born in Italy. Raised in Dubai. Living in Amsterdam. ‘Drag Therapy’ is what I do. Lipsync storytelling is how I do it.