We all want a lot. Like a good relationship with your brother, a vacation to Iceland and to look like Dionne Stax. You wish David Bowie was still alive, and that you had the guts to take off and head for wherever in the world. You want to have a date that goes exactly like you imagined it would and for your mother to finally admit that things just are the way they are. You want to grow older and are waiting for the day that everything will change, while also hoping that everything will remain the same. Wanting a lot, but few options. Something we’ve all had to deal with this past year, haven’t we?

TOEN RIJST NOG JONG WAS (WHEN RICE WAS STILL YOUNG) was created based on texts by five writers from Meeuw and Explore the North’s Jonge Schrijvers (Young Writers) programme: Rinske Dolstra, Iris Dicke, Tidde van Mourik, Fardau Nijboer and Benthe Borsboom. Three professional actors will be performing: Karel Hermans, Rik Witteveen and Bart Harder. 

Each performance will be followed by a post-performance interview with the makers conducted by Joost Oomen. In the week prior to the performance, you will receive an email from Meeuw jonge theatermakers. Please note that this is part of the performance.

TOEN RIJST NOG JONG WAS is a Meeuw jonge theatermakers and Explore the North co-production.

About Meeuw Jonge Theatermakers (Meeuw young theatre makers)

Meeuw jonge theatermakers is a hotbed for young theatrical talent aged 12 to 18. Under professional supervision, youngsters create theatrical productions, while there are also classes in various disciplines, including writing.

About Jonge Schrijvers (Young Writers)

Jonge Schrijvers is a Meeuw jonge theatermakers and Explore the North initiative. Youth aged 14 to 21 take classes in writing. Directors and actors create theatrical performances based on their writing which are programmed at festivals including Explore the North and Oerol. This partnership is intended to foster a lively, interdisciplinary writing climate in Fryslân, with theatre, performance and literature as basic ingredients.

Set times and other information
Saturday 25 September 7:30PM (premiere) > book your dinerticket in De Westerkerk
Sunday 26 September 3:30PM & 7:30PM
Price: € 12,50


Please note that in the week prior to the performance, you will receive an email from Meeuw jonge theatermakers, which is part of the performance. To this end, we will be sharing the email address – for single-purpose use only – that you used to purchase your tickets to the performance. Would you rather opt out of this? In that case, please send an email to: [email protected]