Camp Jesus

Camp Jesus is the story of a generation that has everything, yet experiences an emptiness. Can religion offer hope in times of confusion? Where does the power of faith lie, and where does the caricature begin? Praise the Lord, Wunderbaum is with us: an ecstatic gathering!

Theatre halls become theatrical cathedrals. Complete with pulpit, altar, intercessory choir, liturgical choirs and gospel rock bands. The pipe organ is replaced by a Hammond, synthesizers, guitars and drums. There are beats and choir songs.

Concept, text and acting

  • Matijs Jansen
  • Maartje Remmers
  • Wine Dierickx
  • Walter Bart
  • Marleen Scholten
  • Charlotte Vandermeersch

Music

  • William Bakker
  • The GodSquad
  • Jens Bouttery
  • Maarten van Otterdijk
  • Matijs Jansen

Set and lightdesign

  • Maarten van Otterdijk

Dramaturg

  • Jeroen Versteele

Producer

  • Wunderbaum

coproduction

  • Productiehuis Rotterdam
  • NTGent

Photography

  • Gerbrand Burger (campagne)
  • Leo van Velzen (scenes)

Past dates

  • September 2009

    10


    Trondheim (NO)

  • September 2009

    09


    Trondheim (NO)

  • September 2009

    08


    Trondheim (NO)

  • September 2009

    04


    Oslo (NO)

  • September 2009

    03


    Oslo (NO)

  • September 2009

    02


    Oslo (NO)

  • August 2009

    30


    Bergen (NO)

  • August 2009

    29


    Bergen (NO)

  • August 2009

    28


    Bergen (NO)

  • August 2009

    22

    Lowlands
    Biddinghuizen (NL)

  • October 2008

    29

    Theater de Veste
    Delft (NL)

  • September 2008

    10

    Theater Festival
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • September 2008

    09

    Theater Festival
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • August 2008

    15

    Theaterfestival Boulevard
    Den Bosch (NL)

  • February 2008

    24

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • February 2008

    23

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • February 2008

    15

    Monty
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • February 2008

    14

    Monty
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • February 2008

    13

    Monty
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • January 2008

    10

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

  • January 2008

    08

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

“Sometimes it feels good to leave your reason at the door and enter with your heart. Here you experience a lot of compassion and the strong presence of something spiritual. It is very strong, almost addictive. It has no form, just a feeling. But it really exists. And it is awake. Welcome to Camp Jesus.”

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