Yes, we're going through a very difficult time right now. Especially as an artist or anyone with a passion for a cultural profession, we are going through a crisis.
After moving back to Holland from my beloved Berlin and being without a job and living with my mom again for the last months, I decided to at least spend my time well. And, to be honest, it was really refreshing to do nothing else but creating and writing and doing what makes me the happiest.
So I woke up everyday, I did a workout and I started writing. I wrote and wrote and wrote. And eventually the little theatres got too open again and I saw this "lost" time as an opportunity, to do something I have been wanting to do for years.
And it's really happening right now. I can't believe that it really actually worked out and I'm so proud of the amazing work that me and my team are doing: I'm performing my own written solo show: 'Ik, jij, wij' in Amsterdam in the Tapastheatre in October!
It has been a dream to write my own songs for a while now. And now that I had the time, I'm really happy with the stuff I got to create. I did find out I'm a terrible composer, but luckily Bart Wolvekamp was there to make music to my weird lyrics. He seems to understand my musical brain better than I do, because he's making some freaking masterpieces. Of course I couldn't make any show without my life coach cheering me on and asking the questions that need to be asked to make te best version of our show: Ara Halici is my inspiration and one off the reasons why I love my job so much. After the brainstorms I had with him and Bart, I felt this new thrill that I haven't felt in a few months.
Having my sister and brother in law there for my costumes, decors and light-plan is a blessing in the skies, because God knows I'm the most clumsy and a-technical person when it comes to this.
And now it's here, my brain, my words, my very very very own show. Just me, on a stage, with my heart on my lips, singing about the love life that I only dream of having. A musicaltheater show that is recognizable for everyone and that will make you laugh and cry and make your heart smile as hard as mine. It would be an honour if you (Dutch) guys would come and watch me. I will be playing from the 15th of October for three whole weeks. And also, I will be joined by these other amazing performers, so I won't be too lonely.
Buy tickets for my show: Ik, jij, wij (and the other performers) HERE and feel free to send me an email or reach out to me on social media for more information.
Lots of love,