Going Dutch

ArtEZ University of the Arts, The MAC and Young at Art

Fri 11 Mar 2022

Performance times

Fri 11 March, 2pm – 5pm

Age Recommendation

Grown Ups


Free (Booking Essential. Booking details to follow)

How do Dutch theatre-makers tackle taboos in children’s theatre?

The MAC is delighted to partner with YAA to host an industry day for theatre makers, students, academics, and practitioners from ArtEZ University of the Arts BA Theatre Education team.

The BA Theatre Education is a well-known program in the Netherlands and has a lot of influence nationally on youth theatre and theatre education.


This event will explore how children’s theatre successfully addresses complex societal issues affecting children. We will consider what are taboos in children’s theatre and how they can be explored to benefit both child and adult. 


Dutch and Flemish youth theatre is famous for creating confrontational and outspoken youth theatre which is educational and informative. 

Theatre makers and directors from the Netherlands will present their work, and discuss how they explore perceived taboos through theatre.  

Following this panel conversation, students from ArtEZ will lead a series of workshops to introduce the audience to different styles of theatre education programs. 


The event will be hosted by Cormac Burmania, Head of Program Artisteducator in Theatre, in conversation with special guests who will be joining us from Netherlands including Floris van Delft (Artistic Director, Wat We Doen,), Writer and Director Danielle Wagenaar (Co-Founder of Het Ministerie van Onverrichter Zake), Director Alexandra Broeder, and Erica van de Kerkhof (Theater Artemis).


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