Dit is ús doarp.
Ons Dorp.
Our village.
Unser Dorf.
Nasza wioska.

wednesday 10 october 2018 – saturday 15 december 2018

Village Europe

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Wolkom op it plattelân! Dit is ús doarp. Ons Dorp. Our village Unser Dorf. Nasza wioska. Us doarp tusken de greiden. Oan de grutte marren. Nestled among grassy fields. Aan de machtige rivier. Gdzie mozesz poczuc zapach morza. All’ ombra delle montagne. Neben dem dunklen wald. Bosken om in te ferdwalen…

Welcome to the Village. Village where you live, where you work, where your family is or where you sometimes go to on holiday.

Welcome to Europe. Europe where you live, where you work, where your family is or where you sometimes go to on holiday.

Welcome to Village Europe, where through the smells and colours and all the languages they can speak, nine villagers sing, play, dance and tell us about the girl they’ve been waiting for for so long. She carries the future in her belly and travels from village to village, looking for a place where she can give birth safely. The village with the biscuit factory? The village where they make nails? Or maybe the village where they make Ferris wheels for the whole world.

Come, join us, in the places where people live and work and where the future will be born.

Tryater is taking this colourful production to villages and cities in Friesland. Tryater’s production of Elkenien is in prutser was performed at unusual locations in Fryslân and Wereldburgers van de Voorstreek was, of course, performed on the street Voorstreek in Leeuwarden, and now with Village Europe Tryater will be performing across the whole of Fryslân in local companies with international connections.

This multilingual production is part of the Leeuwarden-Friesland European Capital of Culture 2018 programme and can be understood by non-Frisian speakers.


Ira Judkovskaja | Eline de Vries | Eelco Venema (tekstbijdrage) | Peter Sijbenga | Beppe Costa | Aly Bruinsma, Sjoerd Blom, Beppe Costa, Romke Gabe Draaijer | Klaus Jürgens, Marjolein Ley, Eva Meijering, Brecht Wassenaar, Sonia Zwolska | Elze van den Akker | Linda Eijssen | Koos de Vries |
Aly Bruinsma
Beppe Costa
Marjolein Ley
Eva Meijering
Klaus Jürgens
Sjoerd Blom
Romke Gabe Draaijer
Brecht Wassenaar
Sonia Zwolska


"Prachtig weemoedige voorstelling over gemeenschapszin."

"Wervelend spel en indringende teksten. De tekst van Venema grenst aan poëzie."

— Theaterkrant, 2018

"Intrigerende contrasten"

— Leeuwarder Courant, 2018

"Prachtig vormgegeven, onderhoudend, weinig pretentieus, diep betekenisvol en een mienskip-stuk pur sang. Een ode aan het dorp, de dorpeling als wereldburger en een alzijdige verbinding. Kippenvel."

— Friesch Dagblad, 2018

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