comforting cool


Troost voor Cool (Comforting Cool) is a summer project by Theater Babel Rotterdam, in which theatre maker Brecht Hermans goes out into our neighborhood with actors from the company. After Self-portraits of Delfshaven we will now explore the Cool neighborhood, which is the neighborhood around our theatre. Through scenes about comfort, Babel will have theatrical encounters with neighbors and visitors of the neighborhood. Where did you find comfort in the past months? How can art offer comfort? Every actor makes and plays their own personal scene, in which they show the power of (inclusive) art: the power to comfort and the power of imagination.


From July 14th until August 13rd, we will go out into the Cool-neighborhood on every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. From 1 to 3pm, we will visit a square or sidewalk and perform for everyone we meet.


Tu 14 July: because of heavy rain: try-out indoor at our theatre
Th 16 July: square at school ‘t Landje (Schiedamse Vest / Schiedamsesingel)
Tu 21 July: square at ‘t Landje
Th 23 July: square at ‘t Landje
Tu 28 July: WORM S/ash Gallery – Boomgaardstraat 69
Th 30 July: WORM S/ash Gallery – Boomgaardstraat 69
Tu 4 August: Eendrachtsplein
Th 6 August: Eendrachtsplein
Tu 11 August: Museumpark
Th 13 August: Museumpark



On Thursday, August 27th at 3pm, we organize an ending performance – the finale – in our theatre at Eendrachtsstraat 81. One last time, we will share our scenes of comfort and tell tales of our adventures in the neighborhood. Tickets are sold out.




Troost voor Cool is supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten








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