Nineties Productions

Nineties is a theater collective producing contemporary works, using and fusing the elements of visual arts, digital media, literature, music and performance, while pleasantly disrupting theater codes.

Always in search of new theatrical forms that reflect on our present Zeitgeist and in search for the audience that defines that same Zeitgeist, Nineties creates plays both on and off site, offline and online, for big crowds and intimate groups, surrounded by cold concrete or red velvet, mixing all kinds of art disciplines and meandering between highbrow and pop culture.

Yes, that’s a lot, but every production is made with a strong belief in telling stories with the impact of sharing the here and now with our audience. In an attempt to make present times a little less elusive than this very description, we use performance art as a collective experience to find ways for handling our ever evolving world and all it’s challenges together.

Nineties has a small core (artistic directors Anne Maike Mertens, Yannick Noomen, creative producer Vevi van der Vliet and marketing strategist Carly Renwarin) to give way to and invite new guest artists for each new production, making Nineties fluid and agile. Exploring all kinds of collaborations that innovate the productions that are being made and the reach for an inclusive audience.

Established in 2013, more than 18 productions have been made and played in and outside of the Netherlands.

Nineties is a theater collective producing contemporary works, using and fusing the elements of visual arts, digital media, literature, music and performance, while pleasantly disrupting theater codes.

Always in search of new theatrical forms that reflect on our present Zeitgeist and in search for the audience that defines that same Zeitgeist, Nineties creates plays both on and off site, offline and online, for big crowds and intimate groups, surrounded by cold concrete or red velvet, mixing all kinds of art disciplines and meandering between highbrow and pop culture.

Yes, that’s a lot, but every production is made with a strong belief in telling stories with the impact of sharing the here and now with our audience. In an attempt to make present times a little less elusive than this very description, we use performance art as a collective experience to find ways for handling our ever evolving world and all it’s challenges together.

Nineties has a small core (artistic directors Anne Maike Mertens, Yannick Noomen, creative producer Vevi van der Vliet and marketing strategist Carly Renwarin) to give way to and invite new guest artists for each new production, making Nineties fluid and agile. Exploring all kinds of collaborations that innovate the productions that are being made and the reach for an inclusive audience.

Established in 2013, more than 18 productions have been made and played in and outside of the Netherlands.

Calendar

Bring Back The Happening

June 18th
Monty, Antwerp

On All Things Earth

September 19th
ITA, Amsterdam
try-out

On All Things Earth

September 20th
ITA, Amsterdam
opening night

On All Things Earth

September 21st
TR, Rotterdam

"The Raw music and moving songs form a powerfull diesel; a mix of country, hiphop, Tom Waits and David Bowie."

Annette Embrechts on Billy the Kid – Volkskrant 2018

"Noir is both a juicy scifi-revue and a hypersatire on the current confusing times."

Vincent Kouters on Noir – Volkskrant 2018

"The irony of the setting, the lightly nipping sarcasm, the mild friendliness of a futuristic radicalism, and a subcutaneous anarchistic anger are kept in great balance, without the traps of moralistic slobber."

Loek Zonneveld about Nacht van de Collectieven – Theaterkrant 2016

“The three members bring a catching mix of music and surrealistic story telling to the stage."

Kester Freriks about We Are Here – Theaterkrant 2016

"The occasional band Charlie and the Bukowski’s has put the writings of the dirty old man on catchy EDM, with synthesizer (Yannick Noomen), Eurodance-beats (Jimi Zoet), rap (Ludwig Bindervoet) and cello and sultry singing (Charlie Dagelet)."

Joke Beeckmans about Naar Bukowski – Theaterkrant 2015

“A show full of exploding energy, laughter and 'historical' very accurate. This was a big party and a trip back to memory lane."

Cultuurpodium Online about Nineties – 2013

"In the presence of a live studio audience they create pure magic: a very entertaining anarchistic potpourri that transforms into a lyrical happening by briljant editing.”

Marijn Lems about Untitled, 2017 – Theaterkrant 2017