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Wunderbaum is a Dutch-Flemish actors’ group that makes theater about current issues, both on location and in the theater. Usually Wunderbaum writes their own texts collectively, based on their own research. Every now and then they give instructions to authors who will write a text for them. Wunderbaum played shows in homecountry The Netherlands and abroad, including the U.S., Iran, Scandinavia and Brazil. The group received the Mary Dresselhuys Award and VSCD Proscenium Award for their entire oeuvre, as well as the Total Theatre Award during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.

In 2013, Wunderbaum started building The New Forest: a four-year project and growing cooperation with numerous partners, volunteers and spectators. The New Forest depicts transition and casts an eye on tomorrow’s society. The New Forest consists of theatre performances, seminars, a film project, context programmes and online content.

Wunderbaum is based in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, is part of the coalition Theater Rotterdam and subsidized by the Performing Arts Fund and City of Rotterdam, Department of Arts and Culture.


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