5 till 7 August 2022

Rebuilding a Voice

King Sisters | NL

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In Rebuilding a Voice, three sisters make themselves heard at the exciting crossroads of concert and performance. They draw inspiration from contemporary genres, from classical music to jazz and pop.

Location Theater Artemis Zaal
Running time 60 min
Genre Musical theater

'A beautiful development of beauty [larded with empty words and phrases from pop culture and phrases from pop culture] to a weirder, wonderfully ugly composition, in which no more masks are put on, no more exterior beauty is pursued - confusing but liberating.'


Not an ugly word about The Pointer Sisters, Haim or O'G3ne. But King Sisters rises far above musical sisterly happiness. Joske Koning [1989] is actress and theatre maker, Annelie [1993] vocalist and composer and Marthe [1996] visual artist and performer. The [singing] voice is their connecting link. They draw inspiration from contemporary genres, from classical to jazz and pop.

The sibling dynamic provides extra chemistry. A monologue is interrupted by a vocal piece, a vocal piece is interrupted by a performance. Their desire: social polyphony. Or as Susan Sontag wrote to Patti Smith: "Hear all voices at variance, hear all songs roared out at once."


Text/play/music/concept Joske, Annelie en Marthe Koning
Final direction Jessie L’Herminez
Dramaturgy Elowise Vandenbroecke
Composer Janne Piksen
Costume Akelei Loos
Light and sound design Neal Groot

Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • Brabant C
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • BankGiro Loterij
  • Cultuurfonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • De Versterking
  • Verkadefabriek
  • Theater aan de Parade
  • Apap
  • Performing Gender
  • Feminist Futures