Nadia and Anna are both fifteen. They are best friends and they are insecure about all sorts of things – about their appearance, their talents, their social life. And like other teenagers Nadia and Anna have a time-consuming online life. Anna has got her own blog called ‘fannatic’ where she writes about healthy eating. The blog posts get lots of likes, and Anna enjoys the approval she gets from the Instagram community – so she doesn’t understand why Nadia is so indifferent. Nadia seems to be changing and getting more and more angry about injustices affecting the Muslim community. Nadia feels alone in her frustration and rage. Nobody else knows that her online searches for connection and support have brought her into contact with a young man from the Caliphate named Brahim – and his influence on Nadia is growing. He understands her loneliness, and he understands her longing for equality, for friendship, for brothers and sisters.
Finish your plate
KIDS’ COMEDY WITH GIBBERISH AND FLYING VEGETABLES - LANGUAGE NO PROBLEM!Toneelmakerij presents a new comedy play for all the family. Finish Your Plate, features K-pop peppers, fitness fries, clever-clever cucumbers and the crushed ideals of a conflict-free kitchen table. A tasty snack for connoisseurs aged 4 to 104.
Jamal is angry - not at anyone in particular, just... everybody. He's angry at his parents who don't speak Dutch, at the school where he'll always be a 'foreigner', and at the West and global politics as a whole. He hits around him. Not with firsts but with words, because Jamal writes poems: raging poems. They start appearing everywhere, but nobody knows they're his. It's his secret - one of his secrets.
Jacob and his daughter Nour are searching for a safe place where they can settle for good. They travel great distances and they face great dangers along the way. Throughout this journey, Jacob tells the most enchanting, funny and imaginative stories, transforming their gruelling trip into a great adventure. He paints the long, bleak days with the colours of a fairytale – in which Nour is the princess, customs agents are guard dogs, a migration official is an ice queen and their fellow travellers become desert jasmine flowers.
Joris lives in an abandoned fish restaurant. An he's alone, too, because he hasn't got parents anymore. He doesn't make his bed, he drinks five litres of coke every day, reads comics and never puts the rubbish out. Then, one day, Auntie Cunera, Auntie Jo and Auntie Desiree come hammering at the door. They've come to teach their little nephew some manners, and before he knows it they've occupied his home. His aunts have got big plans. They want to reopen the family restaurant. They wash out Joris's ears and make him their manservant.
Anne and Zef
So, it's coming to this. Edi from the Markaj family has shot Zef Bunga dead. Two years ago Zef's brother Nikol killed Edi's brother Afrim, so according to centuries-old Kanun law it is now the Markaj family's turn to mete out justice. For all that time Zef had been trapped at home with his father, but tired of doing nothing he decides to flee and is killed. After his death he meets someone who suffered a similar fate: Anne Frank.
Welcome to this glittering no-man’s land, somewhere between the ancient world of the Greek gods and today’s Europe. There are three young people here together, true children of their age. They effortlessly shift between Norwegian, Dutch and English as they circle around one another.
European Writers Lab
Toneelmakerij’s Liesbeth Coltof and Paulien Geerlings are the initiators and driving forces behind the European Writers Lab. Five young writers from the Netherlands, the UK, Germany and Norway each worked on a new theatre text over a period of eighteen months. They received individual coaching and guidance from one writer from their own country, and another from one of the other participating countries..
Liesbeth Coltof has entered into a collaboration with Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten (in collaboration with Jesus De Vega) of Ickamsterdam. Inspired by the advance of young men who are seizing power all over the world. Unashamedly, without mercy, convinced of being in the right. There's dancing in Macbeth when the demons rise. They burst through any armour, they are what only Macbeth can see. Guilt? Conscience? Regrets? A performance in which the body protests as humanity falls away.