We live in a world where the feeling of security is only an illusion – where technical loopholes cannot be found, exploiting human weaknesses and desires always proves effective. SPY GIRLS tells the story, based on true events, of three activists, involved in the fight on the cyber front gathering information. They are trying to get to know the foe’s worldview, motivations, personal stories, and, most importantly, their objectives and location.They are not demonstrating or occupying the building. They don’t use violence. They are holding space. To stay safe, they will need a multi-layered lie to do so.
In these radical times, conflicts have become a ripe environment for misinformation and disinformation to flourish. While secrets once conferred a huge advantage today open-source information increasingly does. Intelligence used to be a race for insight where great powers, especially ones connected to government agencies, were the only ones with the capabilities to access secrets. Now everyone is racing for insight and the Internet gives them tools to do it. Secrets still matter, but whoever can harness all this data better and faster will win.
How far can one go in carrying out an online investigation?
Where to get rules of procedure in a world where the only rule is no rules?
How to deal with the consequences and what would be considered a failure?
And… what should we really know about people we know nothing about?
Direction: Magda Szpecht
Dramaturgy: Olga Drygas
Assistant director: Michał Rogulski ÆFEKT
Music: Krzysztof Kaliski
Set-design: Johannes Valdma
Videography: Janar Hakk
Video and light design: Mikk-Mait Kivi
Video technician: Laura Romanova
Stage manager: Marion Tammet
Produced by: Krista Tramberg / Helen Maandi
Performed by: Mad Matrixx, Cyber Shadow, Void Vigilante
Premiere in Narva, Estonia @Vaba Lava Theatre / 9.02.2024
More info at Vaba Lava official website.