Gerardjan Rijnders, Thijs Prein
Gerardjan Rijnders met a man through a dating site. He called himself 'Jack'. Was Gerardjan aware that this man was an escort? That was Gerardjan – rather naive – not. Suspecting that there was an interesting story behind Jack, Gerardjan asked Jack if he could interview him.
These interviews form the basis for Slakje, a poignant storytelling performance in which Thijs Prijn tells Jack's story, directed by Gerardjan Rijnders. Initially Jack did not want to be interviewed, but after some time he contacted Gerardjan again; he was still open to the interview, provided it could be done discreetly. During the interviews - which Gerardjan recorded on his phone - Jack distorted his voice. He also made Gerardjan promise that, after Gerardjan had done what he intended with the recordings, he would destroy these recordings. Gerardjan did that too.
“text that despite the horror is cleverly constructed as a litany ofevil, (…) an actor who tells his story incomparably subdued and poignant. This is documentary theater without frills, but with great impact.”
Hein Janssen, Volkskrant
Text and direction: Gerardjan Rijnders
Game: Thijs Prein
Design: Roelof Pothuis
*Slakje is a collaboration between Storytelling Center and Kat op het Spek
Gerardjan Rijnders is a stage director, actor and writer. After high school, he went to directing at the Toneelschool in Amsterdam. Besides being a director (and TV director), Rijnders is also an author (with more than thirty titles to his name) and sometimes also an actor. Rijnders has been a freelance theater maker since 2000.
Thijs Preinis an actor and theater maker at 'Kat op het Spek'. He graduated from the Amsterdam School of the Arts as an actor.
Gerardjan Rijnders is toneelregisseur, -speler en -schrijver. Na zijn middelbare school ging hij in Amsterdam naar de regie-opleiding aan de Toneelschool. Naast regisseur (en tv-regisseur) is Rijnders ook auteur (met meer dan dertig titels op zijn naam) en soms ook acteur. Sinds 2000 is Rijnders free lance theatermaker.
Thijs Prein is acteur en theatermaker bij 'Kat op het Spek'. Hij studeerde aan de Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten af als acteur.
Beeld Slakje - Gerardjan en Thijs
Thijs Prein als Jack
Thijs Prein als Jack
Thijs en Gerardjan