De puberfluisteraar - Jonge Harten

De puberfluisteraar

Sanderijn Helsen & De Studio

  • Admission

    < 29 years € 12,50
    > 29 years € 17,50

  • Duration

    70 minutes

  • Important

    The language of this performance in Dutch

  • credits

    concept, onderzoek, tekst, spel & muziek Sanderijn Helsen klank, muziek & spel Leen Diependaele coaching schrijf- & maakproces + inspreken klankband Adam Boufker (14), Nisrine Mardaoui (14), Ahlam Issalhi (15), Amani Akrich (14), Arsene Witpas (14), Edzhe Osman (16), Finn Van Dael-Eulaers (16), Finn Van Meel (14) Laime De Paep (16), Lounja Stubbe (17), Margot Ryckmans (15) & Tibe Glas (16) opname & eerste editing klankband Pascal Oorts dramaturgie schrijf- & maakproces Nico Boon eindregie Renee Goethijn assistentie productieHanne Segers lichtontwerp Michiel Van Cauwelaert kostuums Tine Deseure productie De Studio met de steun van de Vlaamse Overheid met bijzondere dank aan Psychiatrisch Centrum Bethanië/Emmaüs Zoersel, Atheneum MXM Merksem, Kras Jeugdwerk Kiel, Het Scheppersinstituut Deurne, De Rozenberg Mol, Spectrumschool Borgerhout (OKAN-klassen), Spectrumschool Deurne, Het Schelde-Offensief Merelbeke, KAE Ekeren, Trix Muziekcentrum, Pro Arte & De Studio
  • Viewing guide i

    music theater

A theater concert for teenagers and anyone who has ever been or will become a teenager.

Do you dare to ask for help?
Do you have a lot of stress?
Do you think school is stupid?
Do you want a big family?
Do you want to swim naked sometime?
Do you have fears?
Are you okay with not always being okay?
Do you sometimes feel lonely?
Do you often feel left out?
Do you like to laugh?
Are you ready to help other people? Are you afraid of the future?
Do you find yourself beautiful?
Do you want to become rich?

De puberfluisteraar is a sincere attempt by two adults to be guided by teenagers rather than the other way around.

During the winter of 2022, playwright Sanderijn Helsen surveyed more than 200 teenagers about their future dreams, fears, desires and struggles. From their multifaceted output, Sanderijn distilled a theater text about the teenage brain. During the writing process she was assisted by nine young coaches.

In the performance, Helsen and musician Leen Diependaele (Samowar) guide the audience through various adolescent portraits and a soundtrack full of young voices. They amplify, pitch, loop and sync youthful utopias, inner demons, pressing questions and visionary manifestos of teenagers in this compelling theater concert.

“In this performance, Sanderijn uses humor and music to give a recognizable insight into the sometimes overwhelming chaos inside a teenager’s head. Especially because she still recognizes that chaos as an adult, she manages to put her finger on the sore spot several times.” – Gregory | curator Jonge Harten

Jonge Harten 2024

Jonge Harten 2024 Will be from 15th - 23rd of November.

Stay with the trouble


Jonge Harten offers a diverse program. But where do you start choosing? To clarify things somewhat, we have three main storylines that we are focusing on this year. You can see these lines throughout our program. So that you can easily choose which line suits you best and what you feel like doing at the moment. What are you going for?





FIELD was created to strengthen the bond with young talent and to give both the artists and the festival the opportunity to support people in the longer term and to make their “dreams” come true. We focus in particular on students who we feel (after conversations and performances) connect themselves as creators with the world beyond. In a conscious, critical and idiosyncratic way.


interactive theater

music theater


physical theater


A program line in which we put creative young people on stage and in which you can participate in great masterclasses yourself. We ensure that you are pampered all day long and of course we close the day with a great party, by none other than Clash!


Textual Theater



Kom je er toch nog niet helemaal uit? Geen nood: stuur een mailtje naar en vraag om nadere toelichting. Vermeld de titel van de voorstelling en waar je graag meer duidelijkheid over wilt hebben (is dit iets om met mijn vriend/vriendin naartoe te gaan? het is misschien wel grappig maar toch niet vulgair? dat soort vragen). De programmeurs van het festival geven je dan persoonlijk het verlossende antwoord!