Frie Leysen and Ogutu Muraya and Angella Emurwon

On Tuesday 11 November we welcome special guest
Frie Leysen and Zaaigoed participants Ogutu Muraya and Angella Emurwon.

Belgian curator Frie Leysen will receive the Erasmusprijs 2014. With her fundamental curiosity and critical attitude, she contributes already for 30 years to innovation in international theatre. She is always searching for new generations of artists, and is committed to providing a podium for non-Western productions in Europe.   

Ogutu Muraya is a Kenyan writer, theatre-maker and storyteller and a current student of DasArts. Angella Emurwon is a playwriter and director from Uganda. They are both participating in Zaaigoed, an initiative of The Performing Arts Fund NL, Stichting DOEN, Hivos and Prince Claus Fund, where theatre makers from Africa, Asia and Latin America are working with Dutch collegues.

Frie Leysen was the founding director of deSingel in Antwerp, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Meeting Points festival in nine Arab cities. She was curator of Theater der Welt, artistic director of the Berliner Festspiele and theatre director of the Wiener Festwochen. Her work can also be witnessed in the Netherlands: from 2012 onwards, she has curated the series ‘Get Lost’ – a selection of exceptional international theatre and dance performances.

HALf6 is hosted by Jaïr Stranders and Rosa Asbreuk
With music by pianist Gerben de Jong (Mime department)

Preleminary schedule:

  • 18 November: can reality be created? With: Eliane Zwart (Breakin’ Walls), Mirjam van Dijk (FACTORY werkplaats) and IDFA researcher/programmer Joost Daamen
  • 25 November with New West/Marien Jongewaard over de Avond [English spoken]
  • 2 December with Rimini Protokoll 

On Tuesdays in the central hall of de Theaterschool guests from the city, the professional field, the departments and the neighbourhood discuss burning issues and the performing arts in times of transition. 

What is going on? Who is in town? Who is in the school? Could de Theaterschool be a public place for debate and encounter? And can we connect more closely with each other and with our direct environment?

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