A stone's throw away from the festival square at the Parade, you will find the Josephkwartier. A place to recite, meet, have a laughter attack. Read more about the programme in the Josephkwartier.
Where in the past the students played at the Joseph School, it is now the playground of theatre makers. The Josephkwartier in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Sint Josephstraat 18) has been the scene of young creators who experiment and exchange thoughts. The experimentation requires an active attitude of the visitors. If a visitor leans back and undergoes the programme apathetically, he won’t fully enjoy the Josephkwartier. Meeting, dialogue and workshop are the keywords in the former school.
Programmer Nina Aalders hopes to achieve this goal by programming shows and installations that asks the audience intruding questions. "Participate, participate: the theatre challenges you. How do you give meaning to the show as a visitor, and how does the maker need to do that? We try to get shows where you as a spectator have a (physical) experience that makes you think."
That sounds like music in the ears, others will find it scary or threatening to participate as an audience. Aalders reassures: "The visitor does not have to be constantly on guard. You'll find a combination of leaning back and opening yourself to new things. Yes, you are being tested. That does not work in a tense atmosphere. That's why it's nice here. No, no lazy comfortable seats. "
Programmes in the Josephkwartier are for example: