3 november | 20:45-21:45 | podium MOZAIEK STUDIO | € 10.00
After his master International Political Sciences at the University of Ghent, Bastiaan decided that the world was too beautiful and cruel to stay stuck in reality so he went to study drama at the Conservatory of Antwerp. As an actor/performer, he has performed and performs with many companies including Ontroerend Goed, Orkater and Jotka Bauwens. He is one of Belgium’s most exciting new young writers. His next currently play, A white man’s burden, supported by Theatre Rotterdam and Theatre Zuidpool, will première in October 2018.
Length: 60 minutes
Winner of the Best International Performance Award at the 2017 Amsterdam Fringe and hit of the 2018 Brighton Fringe. Performer and playwright Bastiaan Vandendriessche’s gripping new play invites his audience to step into a darkly woven and deceptive story about his time as a leader of the Seascouts in Ghent six years ago. “The thing I love about Lolita is that you’re completely consumed and engrossed by the ardent passion of a man, who is forever doomed to crave something sinister, something twisted.” Using the power of theatre to be truly honest about his feelings of sexuality and unsettling desire wrapped up and buried within a charming persona, Vandendriessche asks his audience in these times of moral ambiguity if they believe that admiration is ever endless.