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Let’s do it ourselves in Rio de Janeiro

For the third time we will be guest at the TEMPO Festival in Rio de Janeiro! This time, we will make a brand new version of our performance Let’s do it ourselves, together with Brazilian actors, musicians  and locals. We’ll work with them for about one week. The performances will take place on October 22nd […]

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Wunderbaum at the Frankfurt Book Fair

From 19 to 23 October, Flanders and the Netherlands are guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the most important yearly meeting point for international book professionals. Our performance The Future of Sex is part of the program and will be staged at Mousonturm on October 2nd and 3rd. On October 3rd, the performance will be followed […]

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Wunderbaum at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Looking for Paul in Toronto

From the 27th until the 30th of April we will perform Looking for Paul in Harbour Front Center in Toronto – Canada. In this performance the Dutch Inez van Dam came to Los Angeles together with Wunderbaum to take revenge on the famous ketchup artist… Total Theatre magazine about Looking for Paul: “Every moment of this show contains the seeds of a thousand thoughts, this is the perfect irreducible complexity of truly great art.”

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Looking for Paul in Toronto

Privacy – HAU, De Warme Winkel & Wunderbaum

On the 20th of April the performance Privacy created by Wine Dierickx (Wunderbaum) and Ward Weemhoff (De Warme Winkel), will have its premiere in Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) on April 20th.

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Privacy – HAU, De Warme Winkel & Wunderbaum

Let’s do it ourselves – IETM Amsterdam

On the 15th of April we will give the performance Let’s do it ourselves in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, during the IETM Plenary Meeting 2016. We created this performance in 2015 on location – in a truck – for the Oerol Festival. At this moment, we are on tour with this performance in the major theatres of the Netherlands and Belgium.

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Let’s do it ourselves – IETM Amsterdam

Looking for Paul in Rio and New York

We’re invited to the TEMPO festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to play Looking for Paul. In combination with the performances in October we will do some workshop, which form the base for a project in 2016. Looking for Paul wil also be shown at New York Live Arts.

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Looking for Paul in Rio and New York

Helpdesk at spectacular site

For our new performance Helpdesk, opening at September 23 in Rotterdam during festival De Keuze, we found a very special site. The shows will take place in De Rotterdam, the ‘vertical city’ by Rem Koolhaas (OMA), located at the Wilhelmina Pier, the new Manhattan on the river Maas, overviewing the Erasmus Bridge.

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Helpdesk at spectacular site

Wunderbaum Fest Amsterdam

From September 22 Wunderbaum is over a period of two weeks in and around the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. Three new productions are interspersed with interviews, workshop sessions and live music.

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Wunderbaum Fest Amsterdam

Let’s do it ourselves

A music-theatrical spectacle about the end of the welfare state and the dawning participation society. Let’s do it ourselves played at Oerol and Boulevard Festival last summer and will tour venues in The Netherlands and Belgium during ’15-’16.  

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More real than life

The New Forest depicts transition and casts an eye on tomorrow’s society. The New Forest is a growing cooperation between actors’ group Wunderbaum and numerous partners, volunteers and spectators. The New Forest consists of theatre performances, seminars, a film project, context programmes and online content.

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More real than life

New performance: Unser Dorf soll schöner werden

In February Unser Dorf soll schöner werden, our new performance made in coöperation with Münchner Kammerspiele, opens in Munich. Read more about the show  

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New performance: Unser Dorf soll schöner werden

Invest in the movie

Claim your frame and adopt a scene!

Right now, we’ve got 90% of the finances for our movie covered. We’re looking for daredevils who recognise themselves in our story and would like to co-finance bottom-up.

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Invest in the movie

Trailer The House (6)

Click here to see the new trailer. Now with Tijmen Hauer en William Bakker.

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Trailer The House (6)

Trailer The House (5)

Click here for the new trailer with Ton van der Meer, Igor Podsiadly, Eva Meijering, Sara Bjarland, Renger Afman and Willy Bakker.

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Trailer The House (5)

Trailer The House (4)

Click here for the clip with Elma van Boxel and Betty van der Schaaf

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Trailer The House (4)

Total Theatre Award 2014

Looking for Paul won the Total Theatre Award 2014 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the category The Judges Award.

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Total Theatre Award 2014

Trailer The House (3)

Click here to see the trailer with Rik Elstgeest, Indra Cauwels, Lowie van Oers and Klaus Jürgens

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Trailer The House (3)

Trailer The House (2)

Click here for the trailer with Benjamin Verdonck, Bo Koek and the The New Forest Entertainment Department

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Trailer The House (2)

Trailer The House (1)

Click here to watch the first trailer with Sofie Knijff and Simon Lenski.

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Trailer The House (1)

The House on the road (10)

Now with Tijmen Hauer and William Bakker

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The House on the road (10)

Single Release

Together with Eckhardt (Rik Elstgeest), Lizzy and Marleen created the music single: Why Don’t You Kids Dance for The House.

Released today on Spotify, YouTube and iTunes.

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Single Release

Office in summer

Due to the holiday and janitorial work, the office will be less reachable by phone in the coming week. For urgent inquiries please contact Marlies Spijker via email: marlies@wunderbaum.nl  

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Office in summer

The House on the road (9)

Now at Elma van Boxel with Betty van der Schaaf

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The House on the road (9)

The House is on the road (7)

Now at Ton van der Meer with Igor Podsiadly, Eva Meijering, Sara Bjarland, Renger Afman and Willy Bakker.  

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The House is on the road (7)

The House is on the road (6)

Now at Benjamin Verdonck and Bo Koek with The New Forest Entertainment Department.

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The House is on the road (6)

The House is on the road (5)

Now at Maarten van Otterdijk with Katie Jocobson & Fernanda Silva.

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The House is on the road (5)

The House is on the road (4)

Now at Rik Elstgeest with Indra Cauwels, Lowie van Oers and Klaus Jürgens

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The House is on the road (4)

The House

“A string of miniature works of art”. The House is on tour in the Netherlands and Belgium until December 2014.

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The House

Looking for Paul

After the successes of Theater aan Zee (BE) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK) we retake Looking for Paul one more time: at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg (NL) on December 4th.

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Looking for Paul

The House is on the road (3)

Now at Warre Simons with Jaime Peet and de Gospelfabriek.

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The House is on the road (3)

The House is on the road (2)

Now at Simon Lenski and Sofie Knijff.  

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The House is on the road (2)

The House is on the road

Marleen is working on the new production The House, together with Lizzy Timmers (De Veenfabriek). They invite different musicians, performers and visual artists into their travelable house. The result is an extremely eclectical musical performance including a roadmovie of this trip. The recordings of this film are taking place now, on different sites at home […]

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The House is on the road

Looking for Paul in Austin, Texas

This week, we’ll be at the Fusebox Festival in Austin, Texas, with Looking for Paul. Read all about the show by clicking on the picture > and come see us April 18 @ 9p-10.45p; April 19 @ 7p-8.45p; April 20 @ 3p-4.45p at the Rollins Theatre.

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Looking for Paul in Austin, Texas

Photos De Wet – La Loi – The Law

View here photos of De Wet – La Loi – The Law

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Rehearsalpictures De Wet / La Loi / The Law

This Friday, De Wet / La Loi / The Law will premiere in Brussels. Here you can view some pictures made during rehearsals.

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Trailer The Law

Trailer De Wet from KVS on Vimeo.

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ANTON DAUTZENBERG: “The statute book is a fictional construction”

March saw the premiere of the latest production by the ‘New Forest’ project: The Law. Together with the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) and an exceptional group of artists, the Wunderbaum Actors’ Group has made a theatrical triptych on the boundaries of the law and the laws of the boundary. The team also includes the sensational […]

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Video by Tijmen Hauer.

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The Law – La Loi – De Wet

In January, we’ve started working on our new performance The Law, in coproduction with KVS from Brussels. Read more about the performance here.

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The Law – La Loi – De Wet

A short history of two extremes – Or, How the US and The Netherlands start to resemble one another

Albert Jan Kruiter is the co-founder of the Instituut voor Publieke Waarden and the Sociaal Hospitaal (Institute for Public Values and the Social Hospital). He obtained his doctorate with a thesis on Alexis de Tocqueville’s work in 2010. He used Tocqueville’s works as the basis for investigating the Dutch healthcare system. He has had extensive discussions with Wunderbaum about the problems, solutions and questions that will determine the healthcare of the future. This essay forms a reflection of those discussions.

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A short history of two extremes – Or, How the US and The Netherlands start to resemble one another

LOST ANGELS – Skid Row Is My Home

For Hospital, Wunderbaum is collaborating with Los Angeles Poverty Department. LAPD was founded in 1985 by John Malpede in Skid Row, LA. LAPD was the first performance group in the US made up principally of homeless people, and the first arts program of any kind for homeless people in Los Angeles.

Skid Row Los Angeles is the poorest area in the city, with the largest concentration of homeless people of any neighborhood in the US. In 2010, a film was made about Skid Row, Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home. One of the characters is LAPD’s Linda, now working at Hospital. Watch her and other stories here.

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Hospital

We’ve started rehearsals of Hospital, a new performance that’s part of The New Forest. This time, Wunderbaum is collaborating with actors of the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD). They work and live on Skid Row, a neighborhood in downtown L.A. where poor and homeless people live.

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Hospital

The coming of Xia

On the roof of the former Hofplein Station, Wunderbaum presents the music theatre performance The New Forest – The coming of Xia.

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The coming of Xia

Sociologist Willem Schinkel: ‘democracy is basically authoritarian’

“Yes, possibly some form of democracy is the most human form of community. However, the question is whether this democratic organisation of the human collective has already been realized here and now.”

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Sociologist Willem Schinkel: ‘democracy is basically authoritarian’

Sociologist Willem Schinkel: “Our reality is made up of fictions.”

Wunderbaum and sociologist Willem Schinkel talk about The New Forest (TNF), the state of our democracy and the importance of alternatives.

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Cultural anthropologist in search of inhabitants

Cultural anthropologist Eline Loomans is actively in search of the first inhabitants of The New Forest society. This brand-new settlement in Rotterdam does not yet have a government, so no one can be excluded. It is to be expected that The New Forest will have a very mixed population: varying from level-headed pioneers to clandestine […]

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Architects design a new society

The architects of ZUS (Zones Urbaines Sensibles) are intensively involved in the design of The New Forest settlement. Below you can keep a close track of the development of the scale model.

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Architects design a new society

Hospital

Our new production Hospital, for which we investigate the liberalization of healthcare, is made in cooperation with a number of inhabitants of the notorious Skid Row area in L.A. A series has been made about the Skid Row citizens called ‘Lost Angels’. Linda Harris is one of the LAPD actresses.

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Hospital

More real than life

The New Forest is a large-scale project created by actors group Wunderbaum, during which an all-out effort is made to build a future society.

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More real than life

Let’s do it ourselves in Rio de Janeiro

For the third time we will be guest at the TEMPO Festival in Rio de Janeiro! This time, we will make a brand new version of our performance Let’s do it ourselves, together with Brazilian actors, musicians  and locals. We’ll work with them for about one week. The performances will take place on October 22nd and 23rd.

These performances are supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL.

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Wunderbaum at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Wunderbaum at the Frankfurt Book Fair

From 19 to 23 October, Flanders and the Netherlands are guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the most important yearly meeting point for international book professionals. Our performance The Future of Sex is part of the program and will be staged at Mousonturm on October 2nd and 3rd. On October 3rd, the performance will be followed by a discussion with author Arnon Grunberg.

Our film Stop Acting Now is also programmed on October 2nd.

Looking for Paul in Toronto

Looking for Paul in Toronto

From the 27th until the 30th of April we will perform Looking for Paul in Harbour Front Center in Toronto – Canada. In this performance the Dutch Inez van Dam came to Los Angeles together with Wunderbaum to take revenge on the famous ketchup artist… Total Theatre magazine about Looking for Paul: “Every moment of this show contains the seeds of a thousand thoughts, this is the perfect irreducible complexity of truly great art.”

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