Jonge Harten believes that theatre connects people and that it opens up discussions (no matter how big or small the topics are). That is what drives us to do this. A young team of people create the festival, which includes theatre makers as well as you. Because we form the future together and we can make a difference.
The Future is Coming
The sub-title of this year’s edition is The Future is coming. Because no matter what: the future lies ahead of us. And we can influence what our future will be like. What is it you hope for the future? How do you contribute to this? And how do you relate to the future? Will we continue in the way we used to, when we leave the pandemic behind us, or will we radically change our behaviour?
Does the future feel distant to you, like 100 years from now? Or is tomorrow your future? What emotions do you feel regarding the future, what effect do these emotions have on you and what do you need to be ready for the future? Of course we’ve asked ourselves these questions too. The answer? Imagination. Imagination allows us to dream, to see things in a different perspective and it forces us to continue to ask ourselves questions. Imagination on stage stimulates imagination in our minds.
It’s important that our imagination makes it to the stage, especially now. It’s time to start thinking about how we want to continue after the pandemic, what we want to change and how we want to recover. How are we actually doing? And how are you doing? What is it we want to tell the world? And what does the world want to tell us? Which topics should be on the agenda?
All voices count
Everyone has a voice, different opinions, and views, either from an early age, or they might still be in development. We need courage to speak up and to be heard. We need courage, not only to listen to other people’s opinions, but also to receive them. To think about them. To appreciate others who share their opinions. And when we speak up, this doesn’t mean that we can no longer be vulnerable or sensitive, because this vulnerability makes us strong.
Who are you a role model for? And how do you want to convey your message? Who are your role models? And whose voices should be heard, according to you? Allow our (theatre) makers to guide you in finding your voice and speaking up. Let them be a role model for you during our festival and be inspired.
The Future is coming. Shape it, be it, own.
PS If you want to participate, collaborate or if you just want to have a good conversation, you’re always welcome! Check out the possibilities here or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.