Dutch stand-up comedian Micha Wertheim performs at The Netherland Club of New York

Micha Wertheim. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Thursday May 30, 2013 at 8:00PM and afterparty at 9:30PM
The Netherland Club of New York – New York, NY

At the end of May Dutch stand-up comedian Micha Wertheim will return to New York to perform at The Netherland Club of New York.

After finishing his MA in Cultural Sciences Micha Wertheim moved to Amsterdam and started working as a freelance radio producer, writer and comedian. He became a member of the Amsterdam based Dutch comedy collective Comedytrain in 1998. Playing regularly in Amsterdam comedy theatre Toomler he developed rapidly, and soon after won first price in the prestigious ‘’Leids Cabaret Festival’’ (Comedy Festival in the Dutch town of Leiden). This award resulted in his first one man show in 2005 that was received well and, like al his following shows was broadcasted on Dutch National television. Off stage Wertheim writes a weekly satire for Vrij Nederland magazine.

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May 15th, 2013 by

Frans Bloem at the annual Hofstra University Dutch Festival


Frans Bloem, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Sunday May 5, 2013 at 2:00PM
Hofstra University – Hempstead, NY

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Dutch Festival at Hofstra University, celebrating Hofstra’s Dutch heritage.
Dutch cabaret vocalist Frans Bloem will be the MC of the day and also performs his own repertoire.

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April 25th, 2013 by

Staged Reading of POISON by Lot Vekemans at the HotINK Festival in New York


Lot Vekemans, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Sunday April 21, 2013 at 2:00PM
Lark Play Development Center – New York, NY

The internationally celebrated Dutch play GIF (POISON) by playwright Lot Vekemans will receive its US premiere at the HotINK Festival of the Lark Play Development Center.

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April 14th, 2013 by

Vagabond Productions’ Miss Julie now playing at the Drilling Company in NYC


Vagebond Producions' Miss Julie, Photo: Courtesy by the artist

Thursday – Sunday, January 17-27, 2013
The Drilling Company – New York, NY

Vagabond Productions is a collective of Dutch and Belgian actors who frequently engage in international co-productions. Vagabond Productions has introduced theatre audiences in Europe and the USA to new work and existing classics.

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January 25th, 2013 by

“C’est du Chinois” by Edit Kaldor at the Under the Radar Festival in New York during APAP



C'est du Chinois - Edit Kaldor, Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Wednesday – Wednesday, January 9-16, 2013
Under the Radar Festival – New York, NY

Netherlands-based Hungarian director Edit Kaldor is recognized internationally as a unique voice in the contemporary theater landscape for her work that mixes documentary and fictional elements, including One Hour (2012), WORK (2011), Point Blank (2007). In her work she mixes documentary and fictional elements and often works with nonprofessional actors. Her performances tend to integrate the use of various digital media in a sophisticated but straightforward way.

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December 20th, 2012 by

“Bluebeard” by 33 1/3 Collective at the Prototype Festival in New York during APAP


Bluebeard - 33 1/3 Collective, Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Thursday – Sunday, January 10-13, 2013
Prototype Festival co-presented by 3LD Art & Technology Center – New York, NY

33 ⅓ collective is a collaboration of Dutch artists Douwe Dijkstra, Jules van Hulst and Coen Huisman. In the form of multimedia environments and performances they create images, atmospheres and theatrical scenes. Their approach is to visualize virtual, multilayered and mysterious spaces that change constantly, primarily using projections to tell their story.
PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now is a new annual festival of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre works by pioneering artists from New York and around the world. “Bluebeard” will make its North American Premiere as Prototype’s first international work.

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December 20th, 2012 by

Theater Company Dood Paard with three productions at LaMama in New York City


Theatergezelschap Dood Paard, Free Town - Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Wednesday, November 28 – Sunday, December 9, 2012
LaMama – New York, NY

Dutch theater company Dood Paard is back in town. After their performance of REIGEN ad lib at the Guggenheim Museum last year, they will take residency for two weeks in November/December at LaMama theater in New York City. They will perform in Rep their productions Freetown, Othello Bye Bye and Answer Me (the latter two part of the Stock Xenophobia series).

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November 8th, 2012 by

Toneelgroep Amsterdam with “Roman Tragedies” at BAM in Brooklyn, NY


Roman Tragedies, Photo: Jan Versweyveld

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:00PM
Brooklyn Academy of Music – Brooklyn, NY

Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18, 2012 at 3:00PM
Brooklyn Academy of Music – Brooklyn, NY

Toneelgroep Amsterdam presents contemporary theatre of an international standard produced from its home base, the Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg. As the Netherlands’ largest repertory company, it holds a prominent place in the Dutch capital’s international cultural scene. With an annual average of 20 plays and performing a total of over 350 performances, the company entertains audiences of 100,000 each year.

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November 2nd, 2012 by

Rob List’s “Play by Ear” at The Chocolate Factory in Long Island City, NY


Rob list - Play by Ear, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Thursday – Saturday, October 4-6, 2012 at 8:00PM
The Chocolate Factory – Long Island City, NY

Amsterdam based artists Rob List, Constance Neuenschwander & Tian Rotteveel take up residency in The Chocolate Factory. Things are getting difficult at Pygmalion’s studio. The artist has fled. The muses, now on their own, dance around to keep from freezing up. Remembering the artist doesn’t help. There’s a noisy neighbor. Have to play by ear.

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September 28th, 2012 by

“Crossing the Line” Best When it Crosses Lines


Date: September 26, 2012
Source: Clyde Fitch Report
News Item: “Crossing the Line” Best When it Crosses Lines

There was a scruffy prophet harbingering in Times Square for three days last week. The expressive sage was actor Donald Fleming, performing a free-wheeling “happening” in the middle of (the pedestrian plaza on) Broadway. Pleinvrees/Agoraphobia (“Pleinvrees” means agoraphobia in Dutch) is part theater, part performance art and part guerilla intervention in the public space. The performance was produced by Dutch director Lotte van den Berg as part of the “Crossing the Line” Festival and was co-presented by the Times Square Alliance.

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September 28th, 2012 by