Work Harder

A theatrical sound performance in which Wunderbaum reflects on our society of accomplishments.

After strategies have been set, motivational speeches fired, targets formulated, evaluation interviews scheduled, and burnouts have been faced, the actors wonder what was the original objective. Should they really take their professional ambitions this seriously? And can giving up one’s ambitions be just as satisfactory as realising them?

The idea for this theatre piece dates back to well before the coronavirus crisis. At the time it was unimaginable that our economy would come to such a radical standstill. Recent events provided the topic of performance driven society with an additional layer. Besides all personal, financial, and societal suffering, this crisis also certainly raises the question whether it is not wiser to mark time.

By and with

  • Wine Dierickx
  • Matijs Jansen
  • Verona Verbakel
  • Danny Westerweel

co-creator

  • Tanya Zabarylo

Artistic coach and final direction

  • Lies Pauwels

Director's assistent

  • Zoë van der Kust

Dramaturg

  • Tobias Kokkelmans

vocal coach

  • Joost Schouten

Voice-over

  • Maartje Remmers

light and setdesign

  • Maarten van Otterdijk

costumes

  • Lotte Goos

Advice sound design

  • Remco de Jong

Technician

  • Toon Boland
  • Rick Gobée
  • Margreet van der Helm

Producers

  • Wunderbaum
  • Theaterhaus Jena

Co-producer

  • Theater Rotterdam

Past dates

  • June 2022

    02

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • June 2022

    01

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • May 2022

    31

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • April 2022

    10

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie Schouwburg GEANNULEERD

  • April 2022

    09

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie Schouwburg GEANNULEERD

  • April 2022

    08

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie Schouwburg GEANNULEERD

  • April 2022

    01

    De Nieuwe Vorst
    Tilburg

  • March 2022

    26

    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

  • March 2022

    19

    Grand Theatre
    Groningen

  • October 2021

    10

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • October 2021

    09

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • October 2021

    08

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • October 2021

    07

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • October 2020

    15

    Het Nationale Theater
    Den Haag

  • October 2020

    15

    Het Nationale Theater
    Den Haag

  • October 2020

    14

    Het Nationale Theater
    Den Haag

  • October 2020

    13

    Het Nationale Theater
    Den Haag

  • September 2020

    30

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • September 2020

    29

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • September 2020

    26

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • September 2020

    25

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • September 2020

    19

    Op locatie AVL Mundo/ Atelier van Lieshout
    Rotterdam

  • September 2020

    18

    Op locatie AVL Mundo/ Atelier van Lieshout
    Rotterdam

  • September 2020

    17

    Op locatie AVL Mundo/ Atelier van Lieshout
    Rotterdam

  • September 2020

    16

    Op locatie AVL Mundo/ Atelier van Lieshout
    Rotterdam

  • September 2020

    12

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie Schouwburg (met nagesprek avondprogramma)

  • September 2020

    11

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie Schouwburg (premiere)

  • September 2020

    10

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie Schouwburg (try-out met nagesprek avondprogramma)

  • September 2020

    09

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie Schouwburg (try-out)

  • September 2020

    08

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie Schouwburg (try-out)

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