Dood Paard

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.

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.