5 May 2024 20.30 uur
Begijnenstraat 19
2800 | Mechelen
kunstencentrum nona - oude zaal
Andrea Voets / Resonate Productions

Andrea Voets /


FOR REAL is a theatrical radio-show on what it means to matter. The starting point is the intellectual undermining of women: the lack of interest in what they think, say, make or try to achieve. As an audience-member, you are a guest in our radio-studio. Over the speakers, you hear the voices of twenty women. They analyse the intellectual undermining, starting from their personal experiences with sexism on the mind and soul. How does this influence your sense of self, your trust, the building of relationships, and eventually: the course of life?

The audience completes the investigation, when the musicians start interviewing them on the topics at hand. These interactions are carried by a new technique of improvising, in which the musicians support risky and honest conversations as they unfold. Each performance of FOR REAL will be recorded* and released as a podcast-episode. By doing this, we create a sounding collection of your voices on what it means to matter: to have dignity, to feel understood and to be taken seriously.  

Language: English spoken en subtitles. Live interviews: English or Dutch

*Participation in the podcast recording is voluntary. Feel free to speak in the live interviews or just watch and listen.

Resonate Productions makes musical journalism by combining investigative journalism with lots of original music. Previous projects are Millennial History (Best of Human Interest Radio 2022, AIB, and Best Podcasts of 2022, Avery Trufelman), While We Live (Best of Classical Music 2020, NRC) and Wings & Roots. Artistic director Andrea Voets is undertaking a worldwide search into the question ‘how to feel safe’, with support of the selective Dutch grant FastForward. The home-base of Resonate Productions is De Balie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Festival van Vlaanderen Mechelen, Belgium.


Artistieke leiding, journalistiek, interviews, concept, samenstelling: Andrea Voets • harp: Andrea Voets • blokfluiten: Sarah Jeffery • viool, altviool & gitaar: George Dumitriu • Geluid en opname: Hayden Hook • Geïnterviewden: het publiek, Angela Saini, Aldith Hunkar, Kate Manne, Maaike Meijer, Avery Trufelman, Kymia Kermani, Bindu De Knock, Julia Wouters, Annelies Van Parys, Sara Mohammadi, Yun Tuan Ku, Gaea Schoeters, Celia Serrano, Androniki Menelaou • Dramaturgie: Kimberly Major • Outside eye: Burkhard Körner • productie: Resonate Productions • gepresenteerd in samenwerking met Lunalia • met steun van: Fonds Podiumkunsten, AFK, stichting Dioraphte, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, BNG-cultuurfonds


For Real
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