Anoek Nuyens (1984) is a Dutch writer, dramaturge and theatre maker based in Amsterdam, though often she works internationally, such as in Kinshasa, Brussels and Berlin.
In May 2015, her first solo performance Hulp (Aid) premiered at Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam. Hulp is a journalistic theatre project on the charity she inherited from her aunt, that forced her to think about a new mission: responsibility and solidarity in a time where individuality is paramount. But, which course is the right one? And, do we actually still believe in charities, NGO's and development initiatives? With these fundamental questions Anoek Nuyens traveled to Africa to visit some of the settlements of her newly owned charity.
Through her writing Nuyens tries to identify significant shifts in our present time. As such she wrote a series on released state secrets for the Dutch journalism platform De Correspondent and her essay West, wake up! was proclaimed the best theatre essay of 2013 and awarded with the Marie-Kleine Gartman Pen. Since 2013, Nuyens curates Nieuwe Grond (Nederlands Theatre Festival) and she founded het Transitiebureau. Het Transitiebureau consists of a group of thinkers and theatre makers that –through actions and theatrical interventions–try to redefine the role of theater in the 21st century.
Artwork by Trijntje Noske & Leonie Schneider
Poster by Gilles De Brock