Het Zwarte Schaap International Festival

A spoken word festival for all black sheep in this world

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  – especially to those who feel like a black sheep. Founder Daniëlle Zawadi has curated 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. Read more about each performer on our Facebook or Instagram.

During the Open Call on Sunday, a Dutch Sign Language interpreter will be present the entire programme.  

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Theater aan het Spui

12 June 2021 15:30 & 19:30

13 June 2021 15:30 



FOCUS viewing: €9,50

Open call: €5,00


Theater aan het Spui is accessible by wheelchair

During the Open Call on Sunday 13 June, Dutch sign language interpreters (NGT) will be present.

Questions about the accessibility of our show(s)? Feel free to contact us.


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 Koenn

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

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

Host: Frandjescka Balootje


Daniëlle Zawadi

Het Zwarte Schaap

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





Municipality of The Hague





Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten





Stichting Thurkow