STET’s Greenhouse is a place for performers to grow. Each year we present experimental work by up-and-coming talent, alongside established performers. You get to see a diverse selection of the best new theatre, dance, music and storytelling. All local, all fresh. And the best part: you see the shows during a theatre walk through the beautiful garden of the Hof van Wouw.
Scroll down to meet this year’s performers!
ABOUT THE LOCATION
The Hof van Wouw is a beautiful garden in the center of The Hague with a lovely piece of local history. The place consists of several Almshouses and was founded in 1647 by Cornelia van Wouw for the purpose of providing accommodation for single women. Learn more about it here.
THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP
JOANNA LUCAS | ANTIGONE ALONE | THEATRE
“If your Greek mythology is up to speed – then especially go and see ‘Antigone Alone’, as it’s a masterful retelling, in an unforgettable performance.” – Fringe Review
Why do news reports full of statistics leave us cold, but documentaries about real people move us deeply? British actress Joanna Lucas believes in stories as one of the most valuable forms of communication. This belief has led her to work extensively with young people and adults though communication and acting coaching and workshops. Joanna’s own work as a performer spans from new writing and contemporary drama to Shakespeare and singing and dancing a well.
Joanna Lucas will perform Antigone Alone; a retelling of the fierce young heroine Antigone, played into an intimite and impactful solo piece, written by Micheal Mcevoy.
More info: www.joannalucas.com
ROBIN NIMANONG | APHRODISIAC | DANCE
Choreographer and dancer Robin Nimanong (He/ She/ Them), works in the field of society and art with a focus on the LGBTQI+ community. In his work, Robin combines his love for dance, movement, media and art with questions about identity, self-care and activism. Robin has danced with renowned dance company Batsheva in Tel Aviv, SHIFFT, Nicole Beutler and Ivgi&Greben.
Aphrodisiac is a one-man show with ladyboy burlesque realness. How does feeling unloved in a supposed-loving environment affect us? It’s a battle to find acceptance, while pursuing your own truth. Aphrodisiac is a solo filled with freedom to express the suppressed. To allow and share the necessity and unspoken. Unapologetic and queer.
More info: www.nimanong.com
RAPHAEL RODAN | THE BELLY OF THE WHALE | STORYTELLING
When it comes to storytelling, you can’t ignore award-winning Israeli theatre maker and storyteller Raphael Rodan. With over 10 years of artistic experience all over Europe, Raphael co-founded the Mezrab Storytelling School in 2014 and is currently the artistic director of the Amsterdam Storytelling Festival. His theatre shows are moving and layered, balancing between the personal and political, with topics like the duality of man, the nature of war and the relationship between Israël and Iran.
More info: https://raphaelrodan.com/
MUSHROOM MOSIS | MUSIC
Mushroom Mosis is the sonic expression of vocalist and songwriter Damani Leidsman and guitarist Danny van Dien. Influenced by Gospel, Jazz and music from the Caribbean and South America. After a soaring debut in 2014, Mushroom Mosis performed with a live band across the Netherlands, culminating in a 2016 EP-release in Paradiso, Amsterdam. For the last years, Damani and Danny started experimenting with different sounds and a more acoustic set up. The result of this is a brand new EP that is introspective and chronicles feelings Damani experienced during the pandemic, which will be released in the Summer of 2021. At STET’s Greenhouse, Mushroom Mosis will play their own songs combined with musical improvisation. From sweet jazzpop to heavy guitar solo’s: this duo will strike every emotional chord.
More info: www.mushroommosis.com
By being an outdoor walkthrough event, STET’s Greenhouse offers a relaxing and safe theatre experience. We still ask you to always keep 1,5 meter distance and follow all governmental rules regarding the current corona policy. Find more information about the rules here.
For this show, STET is grateful for the support of:
Municipality of The Hague
Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten