! is a theatre group with five actors and a designer.
! works collectively and divides the artistic responsibilities together with a back office among the different members.
! plays self-written texts based on improvisations, and new plays written for the group.
! exists since 2001, when the group made a performance called "The Magical Brabant Mystery Tour", in cooperation with brass bands and community centres.
! speaks English, German, Italian and most of the time, of course, Dutch (with and without a Flemish accent).
! makes theater about small problems and big politics, about absurd human behavior, about the desire for intensity and about the call of the strange.
! swears by collaborations with other artists, with theaters and festivals, with performers from different disciplines and countries.
! has had Rotterdam (Theater Rotterdam) as a permanent base since 2010, directed the Theaterhaus Jena in Germany from 2018 to 2022 and has several permanent presentation partners in Italy and Belgium.
! made three films: "Maybe Sweden" (2006), "Stop Acting Now" (2016) and "Urlaub in Deutschland" (2021).!
! won the "Mary Dresselhuys Prize" (2006), the "Colombina" (2009), the "Proscenium Prize" (2010), the "Total Theatre Award" (2014, Edinburgh), the "Theo do'r" (2016), il Premio Drammaturgico Nazionale "Antonio Conti" (2020, Italy), der "Martin Linzer Theaterpreis" (2022, Germany).
ACTORS AND MAKERS
Walter Bart, Wine Dierickx, Matijs Jansen, Maartje Remmers, Marleen Scholten
Maarten van Otterdijk
PRESS AND COMMUNICATION
Esra Merkel & Astrid de Haas (TR)
Linda Visser and Vera Menheere
SALES AND PLANNING
Siemen van der Werf