Helpdesk

From her call centre located high-up, Karen Vandeputte looks out over the city. Here she runs Caren’s Company: a helpdesk that provides practically all possible services and products. A conversation with ‘Caren’ is much more than just a conversation: it is an experience.

To help her various clients, she has to have a thorough command of ever-changing specializations. And while continuously adopting new identities, she increasingly loses her own old self.

Helpdesk is an intimate performance at a spectacular location, during which the audience gradually forgets its role of a voyeur and becomes part of Karen’s fragmented reality.

Acting

  • Wine Dierickx
  • Rosa Reuten

Text

  • Wine Dierickx
  • Matijs Jansen
  • Rosa Reuten

Director

  • Matijs Jansen

Sound Design

  • Richard Janssen

Set and lightdesign

  • Maarten van Otterdijk

Producer

  • Wunderbaum

Co-producer

  • Theater Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Schouwburg)

Photography

  • Fred Debrock

Past dates

  • September 2016

    09

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag (NL)

  • September 2016

    08

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag (NL)

  • September 2016

    07

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag (NL)

  • September 2016

    06

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag (NL)

  • September 2016

    04

    Nederlands Theater Festival
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • September 2016

    03

    Nederlands Theater Festival
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • September 2016

    02

    Nederlands Theater Festival
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • August 2016

    28

    TF Vlaanderen
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • August 2016

    27

    TF Vlaanderen
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • August 2016

    26

    TF Vlaanderen
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • August 2016

    25

    TF Vlaanderen
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • August 2016

    03

    Theater aan Zee
    Oostende (NL)

  • August 2016

    02

    Theater aan Zee
    Oostende (NL)

  • August 2016

    01

    Theater aan Zee
    Oostende (NL)

  • July 2016

    31

    Theater aan Zee
    Oostende (NL)

  • December 2015

    18

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag (NL)

  • December 2015

    17

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag (NL)

  • December 2015

    11

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag (NL)

  • December 2015

    10

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag (NL)

  • December 2015

    09

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag (NL)

  • December 2015

    08

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag (NL)

  • December 2015

    04

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • December 2015

    03

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • December 2015

    02

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • December 2015

    01

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • November 2015

    29

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • November 2015

    28

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • November 2015

    26

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • November 2015

    25

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • November 2015

    24

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • November 2015

    21

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

  • November 2015

    20

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

  • November 2015

    19

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

  • November 2015

    14

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

  • November 2015

    13

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

  • November 2015

    12

    NTGent
    Gent (BE)

  • November 2015

    07

    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
    Utrecht (NL)

  • November 2015

    06

    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
    Utrecht (NL)

  • November 2015

    05

    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
    Utrecht (NL)

  • November 2015

    04

    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
    Utrecht (NL)

  • October 2015

    16

    Monty
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • October 2015

    15

    Monty
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • October 2015

    14

    Monty
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • October 2015

    02

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • October 2015

    01

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • September 2015

    30

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • September 2015

    29

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
    Amsterdam (NL)

  • September 2015

    26

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2015

    25

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2015

    24

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2015

    23

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2015

    22

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2015

    19

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • September 2015

    18

    De Rotterdammer
    Rotterdam (NL)

Wine Dierickx won the 2016 Theo D’Or theater award (for the most impressive female supporting role) for her role in Helpdesk.

Helpdesk was selected for the 2016 Dutch and Flemish Theatre Festival.

“Wine Dierickx is the perfect helpdesk lady: she is representative, sensitive, accommodating and has an extremely pleasant voice.”
Dick van Teylingen (Theaterkrant)

“Actress Wine Dierickx has the city of wandering souls at her feet and it looks as beautiful as it is lonely.”
Karin Veraart (Volkskrant)

“In this beautiful, witty and meaningful solo by theater collective Wunderbaum, the Flemish Dierickx plays a telephone counsellor, a woman who is at once a handywoman, a therapist, a friend, a soundboard and an outlet for others.”
NRC

“Masterfully subtle, Dierickx loses herself in her role as confessor, call girl and care slave.”
Wouter Hillaert (Standaard)

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