Storytelling \ Theater Lab is the performance laboratory of Storytelling Centre. Every year various theater performances are produced, always with (personal) stories as a starting point.

And as diverse as theater can be.

Click on one of the performances below to find out more! 

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On three Tuesdays in October 2022, Storytelling Centre will present various performances in Cultuurhuis de Vlugt.

A diverse group of storytellers and theatre makers will show how they deal with stories, old and new stories, from different parts of the world and from Emmen.



A phone boot in Emmen. A mother and three children are crammed in it and call Curaçao. One of them is Thyson. He is allowed to talk to his father.


ANTI is the honest story about balancing between hope and the danger of the seamy side of society. About the desire for security. How strong do you have to be in order to break away from your roots, without letting go of what you cherish? How do you take control?


Thyson Miguel was born in Curaçao and came to the Netherlands at a young age. A few years ago, he completed his training as a drama therapist. As part of his studies, he took lessons in storytelling from Heidi Dahlsveen at OsloMet University in Norway


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Gerardjan Rijnders met a man through a dating site. He called himself 'Jack'. He turned out to be an escort. For a very long time. After some insistence Gerardjan was allowed to interview him. This resulted in the text for the moving performance Slakje. Thijs Prijn tells the raw story of 'Jack'. And he crawls into his skin in a crazy way.

Directed by Gerardjan Rijnders.

The press about Slakje:

"Exceptional monologue about abuse and human trafficking" - Jeroen van Wijhe Theaterkrant

"Text that despite the horror is cleverly built as a litany of evil, (...) an actor who tells his story unparalleled modest and poignant. This is documentary theatre without embellishment, but with great impact.  - Hein Janssen, Volkskrant

Slakje is a coproduction between Storytelling Centre and Kat op het Spek



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Who reigns on Olympus? Is it the supreme Zeus? His wife Hera? Or, most brilliant of all, Pallas Athene?


And what do these kings and queens of the mountain do with all those heroes? Who do nothing but (try to) seduce woman and prove their manhood. Ancient heroes that did anything in their quest for power and prestige.


Nothing really hanged since then, or has it? We want to see what a bunch of millennials think of these Ancient Greek gods. What happens when they handle these famous stories together with a DJ? Bitter battles are fought, sultry loves blossom, pride is punished, and personal feuds are settled.


#HELD(IN) is a storytelling performance that is full of beats and energy. Greek myths are ruthlessly brought into the present, never to disappear again from the spectator's mind.


With: Ferhat Kaplan, Tania Christina, Robbie Wallin and DJ Tripoculus


direction: Marjolein Frijling

dramaturgy: Arjen Barel

Alles Over-Winnen

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'Being able to be yourself. That runs like a red thread through my life. Even when I was young, I did not seem to fit into the family I grew up in. Not because I am extremely different. I fit the bill quite well. But I felt out of place. I did not know why, until I discovered the theatre. A place where I was seen, where my story was allowed to exist.'


Meet the Whopper Queen. The knife-thrower. The star of the screen. The theatre passionate. Meet Nora Akachar. After giving a platform to the stories of others with Traumas of Nora, Nora Akachar now tells her own story.

Honestly, stripped of all politeness and embellishment. A story of an ordinary girl from the Schilderswijk in The Hague.


ID\Club looking for Amsterdammers (aged 18-26)


ID\Club is a storytelling theatre club for young people in Amsterdam who want to discover, develop and share their story. Starting in March 2021, ID\Club works with a new group of 12 people every season from all parts of the city. 

ID\Club is currently a Dutch-spoken project. Do you want to know more? Click the button for more information on the workshops and how to sign up!