Adam’s Other Rib – Again and Again

Adam’s Other Rib
(plays again. and again)
Saturday 17 June, 20:30
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Adam’s Other Rib
A Play by Joaquim Pedro Ferreira, directed by Joaquim Pedro Ferreira

Helena: Eleftheria Vakaki
Professor Matthews: Roberto Bacchilega
Christophe: Alexander Singh
Audio, Animation and Video Support: Jose Manuel Buonamico and Meritxell Batistti
A Ritual Movement and AstaroTheatro Production
Photography: Tatjana Todorovic

The man dreams and the dream takes form.
The dream is a nothingness dressed in expectations and will.
Then it becomes.
Through machinery and science. Blind and obedient.
The man takes his own rib – playing God – and with his rib makes his image’s desire.
But that was the Professor’s mistake. He anchored his dream in a false fantasy.
And from love he built poison.
His undying creation sealing his mortality.

AstaroTheatro

Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
info@ondaitaliana.org
Entrance by Donation

 

Call for Actors – Are you ready for The Abyss?

Call for actors
Are you ready for The Abyss?
Open audition Sunday 11 June from 13.30

Abyss

Treading the Abyss
or
Six Twenty Seven PM
by Joaquim Pedro Ferreira. Directed by Joaquim Pedro Ferreira

An AstaroTheatro and Ritual Movement Production

We are currently looking for 2 female and 2 male actors for the theatre play ‘Treading the Abyss’ by Joaquim Pedro Ferreira. 
You don’t need to be a fully trained actor to apply to our call, only some affinity or interest for theatre and performing arts.
When necessary we can provide training and guidance to the universe of acting.
We also organize theatre workshops.

Treading the Abyss will be performed during the fall of 2017.
Rehearsals are flexible and mainly during weekends
More information will be provided during the audition

Picture kindly from Teatro Due Mondi

Are you ready for The Abyss?
Please contact us for more information the 11th June audition:
AstaroTheatro
Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
info@ondaitaliana.org Tel. 06 25382491

 

 

Free Fringe Festival 2017 is Coming!

Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam 2017
Now Open: Call for Proposals:

In the sensational sixth edition of Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam 7th – 17th September 2017, it is our mission :
– To present a truly diverse programme which is always free for audiences to attend
– To create a platform for all the arts – the very best of new, traditional & underground arts & performance
– To minimize red-tape and maximize artistic freedom
– To be a beacon in the darkness of corporate mediocrity
– And, above all, to have fun!
see freefringefestivalamsterdam.com for information, call for proposals & archive

 

My Invisible Friend

‘My Invisible Friend’
my invisible friend - venue
So who would you like me to be?
A short monologue about a woman looking for the perfect way to hide herself.
Written and Performed by Estrella Zapatero
In Spanish
 
AstaroTheatro
Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
Sunday 14 May. 16:30 & 19:30
Free entry

Free Fringe Festival 2017 Call for Proposals

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Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam 7 – 17 September 2017
NOW OPEN: Call for Proposals

Proposals from artists of all disciplines will be accepted until 1 August 2017

The 6th Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam already includes:
The Loudest Noise Ever Made, Warp Zone Video Game Art Show, radio drama, music of all sorts, film, photography, theatre, animation from Europe & Japan.

Participating venues opens their doors to artists and audiences for 10 days of free events run by artists and volunteers at De Vondelbunker & city-wide.
AstaroTheatro is a participating venue

Send your proposal no later than 1August 2017 to samheady@hotmail.com

A Beacon in The Darkness of Corporate Mediocrity
freefringefestivalamsterdam.com

Jan’s Mother

De moeder van Jan
Vrijdag 21 April, 20:30
Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
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Logline:
Jan maakt zich grote zorgen over zijn moeder die in de gevangenis zit. Hij raapt zijn moed bij elkaar voor een oprecht gesprek met haar.
Synopsis:
De moeder van Jan zit al langer dan een jaar in de gevangenis. Jan mist haar verschrikkelijk en maakt zich veel zorgen over haar. Hij weet niet of ze daar veilig is. Hij kan niet met haar praten wanneer hij wil en hij áls ze elkaar zien dan praten ze niet over wezenlijke dingen. Jan praat met zijn vrienden en zijn oma over waar hij mee zit. Tijdens de film verzamelt hij moed om uiteindelijk een gesprek met zijn moeder te voeren om erachter te komen hoe het écht met haar gaat.
De moeder van de elfjarige Jan zit in de gevangenis. Al een jaar en ze moet nog wel een jaar of anderhalf. Wat betekent dat eigenlijk? Jan kan haar niet bellen, zijn moeder haalt hem niet op van school. Hij kan haar niet zomaar iets vragen. Bijvoorbeeld hoe het nou is in de gevangenis. Hoe gaat Jan daarmee om? Anneloor van Heemstra geeft een intieme impressie van een paar dagen in Jans leven. Als hij zijn moeder iets wil vertellen, neemt hij het op. “Hé mam, met Jan.” Ontroerend is een gesprek met zijn vrienden. “Vinden jullie me veranderd?” Stilte. “Neu, nee. Je bent wel sneller boos. Maar dat begrijpen we wel.” De film valt samen met Jans wens om zijn moeder te vragen hoe het echt met haar gaat – dat durft hij namelijk niet zo goed. In de film bereidt hij zich voor op een goed gesprek. Het verzorgde camerawerk en de steeds subtiele veranderingen van perspectief en diepte creëren een dromerige sfeer. Dat past mooi bij de kwetsbaarheid die Jan uitstraalt. Van Heemstra laat zien dat de jongen ondanks alles zijn kinderlijke onschuld niet kwijt is.
Documentary Film, Dutch spoken, English subtitles

Jan’s Mother
Friday 21 April, 20:30
Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam

Logline:
Jan is deeply worried about his mother who is in prison. He plucks up his courage for an earnest conversation with her.
Synopsis:
Jan’s mother has been in prison for more than a year. Jan misses her terribly and worries about her a lot. He doesn’t know if she’s safe there. He can’t talk to her when he wants to, and when they do see each other they don’t talk about the real issues. Jan talks to his friends and his grandmother about the things he struggles with. In the course of the film he musters the courage to finally have a conversation with his mother to find out how she’s really doing.
The mother of 11-year-old Jan is in prison. She’s been incarcerated for a year and still has about 18 months to go. So how does that affect Jan’s day-to-day life? Well, he can’t call her when he feels like it. And she can’t pick him up from school, or answer the questions he so wants to ask. Questions like “What’s it like in prison?” Anneloor van Heemstra has made an intimate impression of a few days in Jan’s life. If there’s something he wants to tell his mother, he records it. “Hi, Mom, it’s Jan.” A discussion with his friends is particularly moving. “Do you think I’ve changed?” Silence. “Well, no. You do get angry more easily. But we understand why.” The film takes place at a time when Jan wants to ask his mother how she’s really doing – it’s something he doesn’t dare to ask. We see him preparing for a good talk with her. The excellent camerawork and the subtle shifts of perspective and depth of field create a dreamy atmosphere that complements Jan’s obvious vulnerability. Van Heemstra shows that, despite everything, the boy hasn’t lost his childhood innocence.
A view day’s in the live of 11 year old Jan, who’s mom is in prison. She’s been incarcerated for a year and still has about 18 months to go. So how does that affect Jan’s day-to-day life? Well, he can’t call her when he feels like it. And she can’t pick him up from school, or answer the questions he so wants to ask. Questions like “What’s it like in prison?” He worries sick about her wellbeing but doesn’t dare to ask her about that. Jan talks to his friends and his grandmother about the things he struggles with. In the course of the film he musters the courage to finally have a conversation with his mother to find out how she’s really doing.
Documentary Film, Dutch spoken, English subtitles

 

Adam’s Other Rib (plays again)

Adam’s Other Rib
(plays again)
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Friday 31 March, 20:30
Saturday 1 April, 20:30

Great pleasure and inspiring moments to perform Adam’s Other Rib last weekend.
We are grateful to the audience who enjoyed the play and felt the energy in our small and cosy theatre.
So we’ll do it again!
Adam’s Other Rib plays again Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April, 20:30 at AstaroTheatro.
So this is your chance to see it, if you’ve missed it last time
(Tatjana Todorovic you did it again! Thank you for these marvalous pictures!)

Adam’s Other Rib
A Play by Joaquim Pedro Ferreira, directed by Joaquim Pedro Ferreira

Helena: Eleftheria Vakaki
Professor Matthews: Roberto Bacchilega
Christophe: Alexander Singh
Audio, Animation and Video Support: Jose Manuel Buonamico and Maritxell Meritxell Batistti
A Ritual Movement and AstaroTheatro Production

The man dreams and the dream takes form.
The dream is a nothingness dressed in expectations and will.
Then it becomes.
Through machinery and science. Blind and obedient.
The man takes his own rib – playing God – and with his rib makes his image’s desire.
But that was the Professor’s mistake. He anchored his dream in a false fantasy.
And from love he built poison.
His undying creation sealing his mortality.

Friday 31 March, 20:30
Saturday 1 April, 20:30
At AstaroTheatro
Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
http://www.astarotheatro.com
Entrance by donation

Information&Reservation
AstaroTheatro
Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
info@ondaitaliana.org Tel. 06 25382491
http://www.astarotheatro.com