8 till 10 August 2019

A Seat at the Table

Saman Amini | Black Sheep can Fly | NL

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The highly praised music theatre show A Seat at the Table is a stylish punch in the stomach: a painful, pressing, confrontational and moving story about everyday racism and exclusion. The text is based on personal experiences as recorded by Saman Amini and Nima Mohaghegh. Sometimes these are so absurd they make you laugh. Jack-of-many-many-trades Saman Amini [1989] came up with the concept for this show, directed it, created the music and performs in it, too. When he was 11 he fled with his sister and mother from the Iranian capital Teheran to the Netherlands, where he graduated from Maastricht Institute of Performative Arts in 2014.

Performance: Saman Amini, Ward Kerremans, Leandro Ceder, Anton de Bies
Concept en text: Saman Amini, Nima Mohagegh i.s.m. Ward Kerremans, Yannick Jozefzoon, Werner Kolf
Final direction: Arie de Mol
Coproduction: Het Nationale Theater, Likeminds

NRC: “Confronterende verhalen, maar ook beeldende details, een veelheid van overwegingen en emoties, rauwe liedjes van Amini en gloedvol uitstekend acteren.” *****

Location Festivalplein/ BLVRD Theater
Running time 75 min.
Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Den Bosch Partners
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • Vriendenloterij Fonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds
  • Dioraphte
  • VandenEnde Foundation
  • Fonds ZOZ
  • Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur
  • Jan van Hoof Galerie
  • Apap
  • Feminist Futures
  • Performing Gender