Theater Artemis + Het Zuidelijk Toneel
The Story of the Story

  • Photo: Kurt-Van-der-Elst

From its base in the Netherlands, youth theater company Theater Artemis has produced performances in a wide range of locations both at home and abroad. Rather than being “aimed at children,” their body of work constitutes an attempt at seeing the world through a child’s eyes; overflowing with moments adults will find just as pleasurable as surreal, their performances never fail to incite outbursts of laughter from audiences of all ages.
Theater Artemis’s long-awaited first trip to Asia follows shortly after artistic director Jetse Batelaan being awarded the Silver Lion at the International Theatre Festival at Venice Biennial 2019; absurd and indiscreet, radical and playful, his productions casually betray not only theatrical stereotypes but also normative conceptions of how theater should be enjoyed, and unleash the imaginations of audiences from every generation. This is a new type of theater, well worth seeing: created together with Het Zuidelijk Toneel (also based in the southern Netherlands), the work subtly presents the audience (laughing out loud all the while at the performance unfolding before their eyes) with a somewhat more critical perspective on modern society.

Sat, Oct 12, 14:00
Sun, Oct 13, 12:00
100 min
Dutch and Japanese (TBC)
Dutch Performing Arts
Dutch Performing Arts
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Nagoya City Performing Arts Center
3 min. on foot from Shin-Sakae station (Higashiyama line)
Ticket prices
Adults ¥3,500
U25 ¥3,000
U18 ¥1,500
No children under school age are permitted.
Childcare Services
Available for all programs. Details will be announced in July.

Theater Artemis

  • Founded in 1990
  • Based in ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
  • Photo: Phile Deprez

Theater Artemis is a pioneering theatre company for young audiences based in Den Bosch who perform in theatres and festivals around the Netherlands and abroad.
Theater Artemis like to seek out and experiment with new forms of theatre. They create work that offers children and young people challenging experiences that teach them to have confidence in the unknown, and in themselves. Their work is brave, anarchic, interactive and often hilarious. The company also creates innovative, independent art projects in which artists and young people collaborate.
Artistic Director, Jetse Batelaan, won the prestigious Silver Lion Award for Theatre 2019 from the Theatre Biennale in Venice in January. This is the first time that the award has been given to a theatre-maker of work for young audiences.

Selected Works & Awards

58th Venice Biennial, The Story of the Story, Venice, Italy, Silver Lion
The Story of the Story, Tilburg, the Netherlands
The Invisible Man, ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
War, ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
Hello Atmosphere, premiered at Oerol, Terschelling, the Netherlands
How the grown ups left and what happened next, Tilburg, the Netherlands
The show in which hopefully noting happens, Delft, the Netherlands

Het Zuidelijk Toneel (The Southern Drama Company)

Het Zuidelijk Toneel is the principal theatre company in the province of Brabant in the Netherlands, forming the bridge between the Netherlands and Belgium, with an open mind to the world around us. With powerful visual language, contemporary stories and a diversity of forms, they seek an intense dialogue with the audience, a dialogue that amazes, enlightens, confuses and at the same time dares to be stubborn.