A seat at the table
In 2019, A Seat at the Table had a successful theatre tour with sold-out halls. The performance was named one of the ten best productions of that year by the Dutch Theatre Festival, nominated for the BNG Bank Theatre Prize and awarded the Toneelschrijfprijs (Stage writing prize).
Start time 20:00
Duration 1 hour and 15 minutes, no intermission
Location Grote zaal
The performance is based on personal experiences with racism. Experiences that are sometimes so absurd that it is laughable. The insidious and often unconscious racism, well-intentioned or not, ensures that there is continuous discrimination based on appearance and that time and again it is emphasized that you are different. In short, a topical and urgent performance in the fight against everyday racism and exclusion.
-|-For this success revival, theatre maker Saman Amini will be joined on stage by a new cast, consisting of actress Quiah Shilue and actors Alwin Pulinckx and Anton de Bies.
The press about A Seat at the Table
‘The power of this performance lies not only in the confrontational stories, but also in the visual details, the multitude of considerations and emotions, Amini's raw songs and the impassioned, excellent acting.’ - NRC ★★★★★
‘Painful, current examples of everyday racism in the Netherlands. Sometimes in a humorous tone, sometimes hard.’ - de Volkskrant ★★★★
‘A Seat at the Table effortlessly takes the audience into a complex subject, but never betrays the seriousness of the theme.’ - De Groene Amsterdammer
‘The actors create theatre at its most powerful and vulnerable. It produces extremely urgent and important theatre.’” - Het Parool
concept Saman Amini, Nima Mohagegh
text Saman Amini and Nima Mohaghegh in collaboration with Ward Kerremans, Yannick Jozefzoon and Werner Kolf
direction and music Saman Amini
performance Saman Amini, Anton de Bies, Quiah Shilue, Alwin Pulinckx
dramaturgy Nima Mohaghegh
scenography and lighting Alaa Minawi
technical Oscar Cheizoo
-|-business management Christine de Jager
marketing Dieke van der Spek
graphic design Tom Jager
photography campaign image Studio Zakmes
bookings Senf Theaterpartners
producer Black Sheep Can Fly in co-production with Het Nationale Theater and Likeminds
With Covid Admission Ticket
To visit this performance you need a valid COVID admission ticket. This can be a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or proof that you have recovered from corona (proof of recovery). You must convert one of these into a QR code in the CoronaCheck app or a print via CoronaCheck.nl. Only then will you have a valid COVID admission ticket.