Emke Idema - FOREST (cancelled)

Fri 23 Oct 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00 & 14:00 to 16:00
Klankenbos, Toekomstlaan 5, 3910 Neerpelt

This school performance has been cancelled because of COVID19.

FOREST is a life-size board game and listening game in one. It takes you to another world, in which classic relationships are shaken up. After the worldwide Turnaround, a historic event in history, the tree has been declared holy; and the felling, or even damage, of trees has become murder. The world is going to be rapidly reforested, and this has major implications on our way of life. With cards, game rules and sound clips in your pocket and nine fellow players by your side, you enter the game. Can you and your fellow players build a new world order?

Emke Idema (NL) is a theater producer and has made a number of games in recent years, which you play as the audience, including STRANGER and RULE. She sees her work as a community laboratory. With this game form, Emke Idema wants to give the audience the opportunity to investigate their own actions and thoughts,the relationship between the personal and the political. The exact course of the game is not fixed and is unpredictable each time it’s played.

Concept and text: Emke Idema | Production: Stranger Foundation in collaboration with. Universe BV | Dramaturgy: Guido Jansen, Hella Godee | Sound design: Arnoud Traa | Game design: Judith Hofland | Production manager: José Schuringa | App developer: Sylvain Vriens | Technical production: Lex Caboort & Brok decor | Illustration: Micha Huigen | PR & Marketing: Henriëtte Olland (Universal BV) | co-production: STRP, Amsterdam Forest | Residence: Oerol, About the IJ Festival |

Financial support: BNG Culture Fund, Performing Arts Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, the Bank Giro Lottery Fund and the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund.