Salt and Fire – Try Out

Artist: Selin Akkulak and Sia Cyrroes



Duration: 60 min

Start: 14:00

End: 15:00

Price: € 15.50

About the show:

A question that was buried for a lifetime comes up when a daughter and her father bond over the memories of a home left behind… Father, why did you leave Kurdistan? His answers are typical of what any Kurdish father would give: poetic stories with rich images. Only in the corners of the answers hide the dark shadows of the past, the real reasons he might not dare to uncover.


DISCLAIMER: This show is a try-out, so raw and fresh. In non-corona times it would have played a few times for an audience to ripen. But what you get is the beautiful try-out of two upcoming artists. Especially recommended for those who both love stories as well as the artistic struggle of fresh storytellers.



Twee onthullende en ontroerende monologen die worden verteld door jonge, veelbelovende acteurs. Een dochter en haar vader verbinden zich door hun gezamenlijke liefde voor achtergebleven plaatsen. Een jongeman ziet de dood onder ogen, wat hij ziet plaatst hem op een nieuw pad.

DISCLAIMER: Deze show is een try-out: rauw en fris. In niet-corona-tijden zou het al een paar keer hebben gespeeld voor een publiek om het stuk te laten rijpen. We bieden je een prachtige try-out van twee opkomende artiesten, aanbevolen voor mensen die zowel van verhalen houden als van het zien van het artistieke proces van jonge verhalenvertellers.



Selin began her acting career at the age of 12 with a permanent role in the children’s series Vrijland. Hereafter, she played in series like Verborgen Verhalen, Bad Influencer and Mocro Maffia.

She is also a singer-songwriter and has performed at a number of festivals, often accompanying herself on the piano. She won the Street Life Awards in 2012 and was awarded at the Geld Zonder Geweld (Hero Without Violence) Festival with her self-written song about domestic violence.

From 2016, Selin has been an actress and maker for theater group DOX, a dynamic group of independent and versatile artists, based in Utrecht. She is currently in her third year at the Amsterdam Theatre Academy.

Sia Cyrroes is known for his role as a refugee in SpangaS, a Dutch tv show for kids. His character Ramin was a refugee from Iran and played in SpangaS for three seasons. His storyline was about adjusting to a new country and making new friends in a different culture.

He now studies at the Theaterschool in Amsterdam, next to working for tv and movies.



Artists: Selin Akkulak and Sia Cyrroes

Director: Raphael Rodan

Show in English