In residentie

Sinds september 2021 is de ploeg van Theater Antigone uitgebreid met twee nieuwe theatermakers: Atta Nasser en Amélia Malfait. Ze krijgen de komende maanden de gelegenheid om verder te groeien en te knoeien in hun werk, zonder de druk van een grande première. Wanneer de tijd rijp is, openen ze de deuren van hun atelier voor een eerste afspraak met het publiek. In afwachting geven we u langs deze weg al inkijk in hun werk.

LUCKY LOBSTER


I am a lobster.
I live in an aquarium with other lobsters.

It is a small aquarium where I live.
And we are many.
We are living on top of each other.
And there is not a lot of space to move freely.
And every time one lobster tries to escape the aquarium,
the other lobsters bring it down.
Every time you try to escape,
the other lobsters bring you down.

It is hard to leave.
Hard to escape.

But I was a lucky lobster.
I could leave.
I could escape from my aquarium.
I escaped during the night.
Everyone was sleeping.
I was fast.
And I was young.

I escaped and I arrived at the ocean.
I swam deep.
I saw other fish and other free lobsters.
I talked to them.
And they told me a lot of beautiful lobster stories that I had never heard before.

I decided to go back to the aquarium
and share these beautiful stories with my lobster friends.

They made me feel guilty for leaving.
They didn’t listen to my stories.
And they never talked to me again.

So I decided to escape once more and to go back to the ocean.

And share some aquarium stories.
Stories that the ocean doesn’t know.

- Atta Nasser