Dood Paard

Dood Paard is:
Kuno Bakker, Manja Topper, Tomer Pawlicki, Merel Coebergh, Michael Yallop and Jurgen Walch.

Het Raadsel van Alles Wat Leeft

Dood Paard makes implicit and explicit political theatre.
The productions are the result of a collective work process.
The design, translation, directing and dramaturgy is a collective process.
The organisation works as a collective.

Art (Kunst)

The work of Dood Paard is diverse: location theatre, text theatre, music theatre, youth theatre, pop-up theatre and a combination of all of the above.
Dood Paard also enjoys rubbing shoulders with the visual arts and music.

Dood Paard likes text.  
Dood Paard plays dramas from a world repertoire since the time of the Greeks.
Dood Paard has a penchant for unknown repertoire yet to be discovered in the Netherlands. 
You might also see Dood Paard playing a well-known classical drama.
Dood Paard develops new Dutch repertoire.
Dood Paard works with young dramatists.
Dood Paard works with old dramatists.
Dood Paard enjoys staging its productions abroad.
Productions remain part of the repertoire for as long as they last.
Dood Paard works with a small fixed team and guests. 
Dood Paard works with regular guests.
Dood Paard also works with new guests that in turn can become regular guests.


Sometimes things fail.
Sometimes we create pearls.
Sometimes something in between.

Dood Paard’s theatre is always in the here and now.
Dood Paard’s theatre excites, irritates, soothes.

Dood Paard’s theatre looks for drama in humour and humour in drama.

Dood Paard’s theatre philosophises and trivialises.  
Dood Paard’s theatre investigates and questions.
Dood Paard’s theatre calls itself into question.
Dood Paard’s theatre prefers not to moralise.

The actor is always visible on stage and doesn’t disappear behind or within a character.
Dood Paard likes to talk to the audience.
Dood Paard likes to talk with the audience.
Dood Paard likes a large audience.
If necessary, Dood Paard gladly plays to a small audience.
Recently, in addition to regular theatres, Dood Paard frequently performs out in the suburbs. 
In the future Dood Paard will be performing there again.
Dood Paard has started an affair with several neighbourhoods. 

Dood Paard is inspired by those neighbourhoods.
Dood Paard always works itself out of its comfort zone, literally and figuratively.

When you go and see Dood Paard, you never know what to expect.
A production is never an end product but remains in flux.

Dood Paard is in a constant state of change.
Dood Paard has been re-inventing itself for years. 

Dood Paard receives structural funding from the Performing Arts Fund NL and the City of Amsterdam.