|For Theater Babel Rotterdam it is important to give a hearty welcome to newcomers. Because nothing is better than receiving a warm welcome when you are new somewhere. And it’s a good opportunity to show that we are building an inclusive society.
‘New Rotterdammers get to know our inclusive way of working and we learn about their backgrounds, stories and dreams,’ says Dominique Mol, project leader at Theater Babel Rotterdam. ‘Despite the often sad and disturbing stories of our guests, we mostly see people filled with enthusiasm, wanting to enrich the Rotterdam society. Theatre has the potency to connect people, talk about subjects that are taboo and generate new encounters and insights in each other. That way, you get to know the other better and understanding of each other starts to take place.’
Alongside Dominique actors Anet, Arjan, Claudine, Patrick and Rob co-operated on this day: Anet made music, Claudine and Rob performed monologues from the production Taal in de Stad and Patrick, Arjan and Dominique were hosts for our guests.