9 till 14 August 2022

Om de hoek woont een struik

Sonja van Ojen & Hendrik Kegels | NL/BE

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Before the audience’s eyes, a huge paper model of a sleeping city comes to life. Wordless, playful, absurdist and visual theatre.

Location Zuiderpark/Tent Paars
Running time 45 min.
Genre Theatre, family theatre

The audience sits around a huge paper model of a sleeping city. The day dawns, the dustbin blows over, crocuses open. Some other protagonists: the maple tree, the lampposts, the public toilet, the beetles and the kiosk on the square. This world of dancing Flats and flirting Weeping Willows does not need people to celebrate. Sonja van Ojen [1996] and Hendrik Kegels [1996] make playful, absurdist visual theatre. At the same time they are maniacal in their dedication and precision. Building the model took six months. With Om de hoek woont een struik they won the BNG bank Theaterprijs 2020 and reached the selection for the Nederlands Theater Festival 2021. 


Concept model and realisation Sonja van Ojen, Hendrik Kegels
Final direction Lisa Schamlé
Dramaturgy Pol Eggermone
Stand and turntable Vincent van Ojen
Lights and wires Thomas Claessens

Music Studio Ree (Frederik de Clercq)
Supporting set Dominique van de Zande, Wieke van Rosmalen, Vincent van Ojen 
Poster image Lisa Schamlé
Made possible by Amarte Fund, Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, BNG Theatre Prize, Countess of Bylandt, Municipality of Helmond Foundation and Brand Culture Fund Limburg

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