Het Zwarte Schaap International Festival

A spoken word festival for all black sheep in this world

Please be aware that this event has been postponed to June 12 and 13

Curated by Daniëlle Zawadi, winner of the 2020 Unwanted Words BIPOC Voice Award as part of the 1st Queer & Feminist Awards. The spoken word platform Het Zwarte Schaap won the Audience Award 2020 of the Haagse C.

Het Zwarte Schaap (The Black Sheep) offers a platform to stories that are unheard and creates a safe environment for all who like to share their story on the night – especially to those who feel themselves to be black sheep. Founder Daniëlle Zawadi has been commisioned to curate a two day event of poetry and spoken word performances spoken in English; Het Zwarte Schaap International Festival. During this festival, (semi) professional poets will be taking the stage to create a unique festival full of inspiration and thought provoking ideas, transformed into spoken word performances.

On Saturday, we will air FOCUS, a series of word-videos of rap, poetry and many more forms of word art, including live performances of the portrayed artists. Watch the trailer below!

On Sunday, you will be amazed by The Hague’s yet undiscovered talent during the Open Call. Scroll down for the line-up.

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Theater aan het Spui

12 June 2021 15:30 & 19:30

13 June 2021 15:30 



Open call 9 April: €5

FOCUS and Edition #3: €9,50


Hover over each day to get more information and see the schedule

JUNE 12 2021 15:30
FOCUS pt.1 – Talitha Mayisha, Age of Lui, Uchaindani, Agata Dohne & Anthony Koen and more

SATURDAY JUNE 12 2021 19:30
FOCUS pt.2 – Tha Ra!nx, Elisa Lo-A-Njoe, Benzokarim & Daniëlle Zawadi, Femke Lokhorst, Tyler Koudijzer and more

SUNDAY 13 JUNE 2021 15:30
Open Call & Talks – Jackie Ashkin, Bianca Rusu, Nina Vermeulen, Terra Norihiro Terazawa, Ahmad Fawzi and more.


Daniëlle Zawadi

Het Zwarte Schaap

For this show, STET is grateful for the support of:

Municipality of The Hague

Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten

M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting