Theater After the Dam Foundation
On the evening of the National Remembrance Day on May 4 at 9 p.m., theater makers and artists throughout the Netherlands are committed to providing this day with extra meaning. Every year, more than a hundred performances are played simultaneously, each relating to the Second World War in their own way.
Theater Na de Dam approaches theater makers every year with the question whether they would like to create a new performance especially for May 4 that offers an up-to-date perspective on the Second World War and today's world. Previously these included Nina Spijkers, Pierre Bokma, Igone de Jong, Nasrdin Dchar, Wende & Typhoon and Orkater. These performances can be found in the program as own productions.
Youth and Theater After the Dam
Youth performances are an essential part of Theater Na de Dam. Together with theater makers, young people delve into the history of their neighborhood during the Second World War and interview older people from the neighborhood about their memories. They use these conversations as the basis for their performance.
Theater Na de Dam wants stories from the Second World War to remain part of our shared heritage. Passing on these important stories and putting them into perspective is our core. We do this with the power of theatre, on stages, in schools, in the media and in conversation and debate.
Culture is built on the passing on of stories. This intangible heritage has traditionally been how we as humans learn where we come from, which helps us understand ourselves and the other, and gives us direction about who we want to be.