Otto Sandqvist’s play Celeste combines various possibilities audiovisual art with the idiom of drama. The works consists of excerpts, situations and encounters, and an exhibition-like performance style. Celeste is gallery and installation. The text allows for a lot of freedom in execution. In this play, form is an element of content.
Celeste does not tell a chronological story, nor does it have a traditional dramatic arc. Celeste is about sexuality, repression, and liberation. About the blossoming and concealing of sexual understanding, openings, mojitos, stables and horses, dreams considered impossible, youth, games that don’t end with childhood. The characters are re-created at every moment, sometimes at each other’s initiative: Vanessa as Celeste, Celeste as Nathan, Nathan as Connor, Connor as Vanessa.