Inclusivity means...

Amare aspires to be a platform of, for and by the city of The Hague. But how do you achieve this, as a theatre? And how do you define the concept of ‘inclusivity’? In this podcast series, experts will discuss these themes, with Paula Udondek as host. The podcast is in Dutch.

As the opening of Amare draws closer, we are eager to discuss the theme of inclusivity. We can draw on the knowledge and experience accumulated by Zuiderstrandtheater, where the range of theatre programmes was successfully broadened and made more culturally diverse. Thanks to the city programming, the theatre has been able to offer an appealing programme to a wider range of The Hague’s population. 

In this podcast series, we will be talking to people who are involved in the city programming, but also to external experts. The principal question is: how can you ensure that the greatest possible number of people feel at home in the theatre? Host Paula Udondek engages the guests in an in-depth discussion. Which steps are being taken to increase inclusivity, both by us and our partners?  And what would the ideal situation be like? Listen to the discussions, and be inspired.

The podcast is in Dutch.

Amare Podcast #1: Inclusivity means… being equal

Our guests in the first podcast are Ernestine Comvalius, director of the Bijlmer Parktheater, and Joost Heijthuijsen, programmer at Zuiderstrandtheater. Together they reach the conclusion that equality is an essential condition for inclusivity.

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Amare Podcast #2: Inclusivity means… building bridges

In the second podcast, the director of Zuiderstrandtheater and soon of Amare, Jan Zoet, talks to Amal Matil, founder of The Culture Club of Hope. Together they explore how culture can contribute to society and what it means ‘to build bridges’. 

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Amare Podcast #3: Inclusivity means… being liberal

In the third podcast, Paula Udondek talks to Abdessamad Taheri of the Stichting Multicultureel Jongeren Geluid, and Rehana Ganga, programme maker at Het Nationale Theater. Together they consider the role of culture and what it means to be liberal in an open society.

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About the host: Paula Udondek
Paula Nkoyo Udondek is a TV presenter, actress, columnist and writer/playwright. Udondek has a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother. She studied theatre studies in the Netherlands and subsequently attended theatre school. She worked with various theatre companies, and is known for presenting TV programmes such as Waku Waku, Get the Picture and Knoop in je Zakdoek. She also wrote columns for the AD Haagsche Courant and the magazine of Hersenstichting Nederland, for which she is an ambassador.