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.


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.

(c) Alex Hewitt

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.


Supporting organisations in Australia

Performance: World Problems (Emma Hall)

– August 31, 20:30 Tickets
– September 1, 20:30 Tickets

Workshops (EN) 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

Questions about the Artist in Residency and the workshops? E-mail Elise.