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Lieve Stad, 2024
20 Mar '24

Opening Lieve Stad,

Ghamte en Guillaume Schmidt / Priscilla Vaudelle
Opening Lieve Stad,
20 Mar '24
Ghamte en Guillaume Schmidt / Priscilla Vaudelle

The opening of Lieve Stad, 2024 is curated by brothers Guillaume and Ghamte Schmidt. Guillaume is one of the founders of Amsterdam streetwear brand Patta and Ghamte is part of Famirie. Starting from the theme of this edition of the festival, the mental state of the city, they select makers and performers whose work artistically comments on the relationship between the individual and the changing city of Amsterdam. Expect contributions from poets, performers and musicians like Djuwa Mroivili. Also part of the programme is the performance OSSO by Amsterdam playwright Priscilla Vaudelle. We will end the evening with a party.

Festival Lieve Stad,
Location ITA, Grote Zaal

Run time 135 minutes
Genre Theatre
Language Dutch

OSSO


Maggie and Steven have been separated for a year. They have two children together: Stef (18) and Michael (16). Together, they are trying to shape their family life in a new way. But how do you live your life as a family the moment you break up? With music by singer-songwriter Zoë Livay and musical coaching by Glen Faria.

Son Michael (Erwin Kiene) has locked himself in his room. Right on the day his sister Stef (Zoë Livay) has her first solo performance. No one knows why he won't open his door and in a panic, Maggie (Samantha Cherish Wielkens) asks Steven (Ayrton Kirchner) to come over. She told him last night that she has accepted a big assignment abroad, saying that the children will have to live with him for the time being. She has put her own house up for rent and tomorrow morning tenants are coming for a viewing. But this will require Michael to come out of his room.
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Through sharp dialogues, vulnerable songs and fiery movements, the structures within the family are exposed. A moving, funny and confrontational family portrait, in which the focus is not the solution but the attempt.

Reviews OSSO

Volkskrant

'Hilarious, honest and flaming performance'

Parool

'OSSO gives a sharp insight into a broken family'

Theaterkrant

'Priscilla Vaudelle certainly makes one curious about next work'

Credits


with Samantha Cherish Wielkens, Ayrton Kirchner, Erwin Kiene, Zoë Livay
concept and direction Priscilla Vaudelle
text Priscilla Vaudelle and Tim Van Den Heuvel
set and costume design Laura De Jong
dramaturgy Madelon Kooijman
music and vocals Zoe Livay
musical coach Glen Faria
producers Frascati Producties / Suburbia

20 – 30 March

FESTIVAL LIEVE STAD,

Amsterdam is a city of many faces. Lieve Stad, – a celebration of theatre, art, and dialogue – reflects the dynamics of that metropolitan environment, in which the city itself is a source of inspiration. This festival, a collaboration between ITA and Meervaart, is about bringing people together, in the city, in the theatre, in society. How do we live together and what stories do all individuals and groups carry with them?

VIEW THE ENTIRE PROGRAMME HERE

With thanks to

This evening is part of the Rabo Community Series and is sponsored by Rabobank, Community Partner of ITA.

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