Talk & Meet: Emma Hall

Artist in Residence: Emma Hall

Deze zomer hebben wij de Australische Emma Hall uitgenodigd als Artist in Residence in ons theater, om haar derde stuk World Problems verder te ontwikkelen. Hierbij werkt zij samen met de Australische regisseur Mark Wilson en de Amsterdamse kunstenaars Sarah Nixon en Jasna Veličković.

World Problems is een experimentele theaterperformance over ecologische verandering en collectieve strijd, waarbij de kunstenaar Emma Hall een wereld bouwt samen met het publiek. Tijdens haar Artist in Residency organiseert ze ook meerdere workshops (taal: Engels).


Talk & Meet: Emma Hall, Mark Wilson, Sarah Nixon, Jasna Veličković (World Problems), Jacintha Scheerder (Futurologist / We The Future) and Fares Alqadi (Refugee Company)

You are invited to an informal meet and greet with the creative team behind World Problems, including Emma Hall and Mark Wilson who have arrived this week from Melbourne, and Sarah Nixon and Jasna Veličković who are based in Amsterdam.

The team will be chatting with Dutch futurist Jacintha Scheerder and Fares Alqadi from the Refugee Company about the cultural and social principles that impact how we think about the future.

After the chat we will be screening a documentary film looking at collective action and how to change the world.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

This is a free event!

Emma Mary Hall (Actor, Theatre maker en Writer)

Emma Mary Hall (1981) is an actor, theatre maker and writer from Melbourne, Australia who makes solo performances and has been described as ‘radically personal’ and compared to the likes of Tim Etchells and Laurie Anderson.

Emma’s first piece, We May Have to Choose, which looks at the political impacts of social media, has been hugely popular worldwide since it premiered in 2015, and her second piece, Ode to Man, received the ‘best emerging writer’ award at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

In August this year, Emma will be the first artist to participate in Theatre Oostblok’s new International Artist in Residence summer program to develop her third piece, World Problems, hatched during a Cultureland residency in Starnmeer, North Holland. She will be working with Australian director Mark Wilson and Amsterdam artists Sarah Nixon and Jasna Veličković during this time.

World Problems is an experimental performance about ecological change and collective action, where the performer will build a world with the audience each night.

Jacintha Scheerder (Futurologist, We The Future)

Mesmerized by the future Jacintha is (re)searching what tomorrow will bring. She’s a phrenetic future-thinker and -dreamer, fond of using different (scientific) foresight methods to bring the unthinkable and ‘unknowns’ a bit closer. During presentations and talks she likes to point out to think out-of-the-box without losing it out of sight.

AMSTERDAM – Portret Jacintha Scheerder; Futuroloog, tbv FloraCultureInternational
© 2017 Foto: Nils van Houts

More about Jacintha Scheerder (NL)

Fares AlQadi

Fares AlQadi (28 years), Originally from Palestine, Born and raised in Abudhabi (UAE), and studied University in Syria where he got his BA in Telecommunication Engineering’

In the meanwhile he was working in Syria for more than (4 years) with NGO’s in Human and Community Development.

Fares Have been (3 years) in The Netherlands as a Refugee, Working as well with NGO’s on improving integration programs based on his work experience in this field and his own experience with fleeing and being himself part of the immigration and the refugee crisis in Europe

World Problems

In World Problems, Emma Hall is articulating all of the problems facing the future of our planet: economically, socially, politically, and geographically.

The perspectives in Europe, and particularly a commerce hub such as Amsterdam, are very different from the perspectives in Melbourne.  World Problems is trying to open up a conversation between these perspectives and activate people to understand what it means to fully engage in the world around them. Emma is interested in how residents, like young professionals and international people living in Amsterdam (East), put down roots in cities that are not their own.

We want Amsterdam residents to enter into this conversation and claim the space and ideas as their own, before the final performances of World Problems on 31st August and 1st September.

So please join us this evening to meet the artists, have a listen to their ideas or have a talk and discussion. 


Workshops with Emma Hall

August 9, 19:00
Workshop Contemporary performance writing

August 11, 20:00
Talk & Meet: Emma Hall

August 16, 19:00
Workshop Interactive scenography design

August 18, 14:00
Workshop Contemporary performance writing

August 29, 19:00
Workshop Interactive scenography design

Supporting organisations in Australia

Datum: zaterdag 11 augustus 2018
Tijd: 20:00 – 22:00
Date: Saturday August 11, 2018
Time: 20:00 – 22:00


Gratis toegang. Wil je meedoen aan de workshop? Stuur een e-mail naar Elise. We horen graag waarom je geïnteresseerd bent!

Free entrance. Would you like to participate? Send an e-mail to Elise. We love to hear why you are interested!