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Projects De Memers (2022)

A performance about the art of memeing

De Memers is a tribute to all those characteristic images found online – memes. Kluiving explores these humorous images that spread rapidly through platforms like Reddit, Facebook, and Instagram, and he translates them into the realm of theater. Let yourself be carried away into the fascinating world of memes: from political to wholesome memes, from relatable to edgy dank humor. It's a performance for seasoned shitposters and for those who come from the analog era.

De Memers is a quest of heroes and anti-heroes within the kingdom we call the Internet. It's a realm where creativity and digital possibilities battle against censorship and control. The theater becomes a digital-analog laboratory where cutting and pasting happen, physical and digital play coexist. De Memers makes the typical dynamics of constant deconstruction, transformation, and dissemination of creative content (like memes) on the internet visible. With De Memers, Booi creates a unique adventure in his 'digital Memesphere' on the theater stage.
Concept, Text, and Direction Booi Kluiving Concept & Technical Development Wieke van Rosmalen Performance Lindsay Zwaan, Maurice Vonk, Wieke van Rosmalen, & Brent de Vries Scenography & Graphic Design Kars van den Heuvel Dramaturgy Pol Eggermont Digital Dramaturgy Ioana Stanescu Technical Guidance Gertjan Biasino Props Thomas de Wit Production De Nieuwe Oost Co-Production Feikes Huis Supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten, AFK, Stichting Janivo, Fonds21 & Stimuleringsfonds Digitale Cultuur Special thanks to Eve Hopkins

Running time 75 min Language Dutch

24-02-2022 Theater Kikker, Utrecht (Pre-Première)
25-02-2022 Theater Kikker, Utrecht (Première)
08-03-2022 Cultuurpodium Groene Engel, Oss
11-03-2022 Theater Ins Blau, Leiden
15-03-2022 Toneelschuur, Haarlem
18-03-2022 Concordia, Enschede
31-03-2022 Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam (grote zaal)
01-04-2022 Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam (grote zaal)
07-04-2022 Theater a/h Spui (Zaal 3), Den Haag
08-04-2022 Theater a/h Spui (Zaal 3), Den Haag 
11-04-2022 De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (met scholen)
12-04-2022 De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (met scholen)
16-04-2022 LUX, Nijmegen
22-04-2022 Theater a/d Rijn, Arnhem
23-04-2022 Theater a/d Rijn, Arnhem
24-04-2022 Theater a/d Rijn, Arnhem (Dernière)