08/10/2015 Studium Generale lecture 'Never Again Without You' - Nazmiye Oral

‘Being raised in an Islamic we-culture, clashed against the I that was forming in me’.

Nazmiye Oral speaks openly about her struggle to live within both structures, the preference of either conclusively dismissing the other.

Niet Meer Zonder Jou, (Never Again Without You)

Niet Meer Zonder Jou, (Never Again Without You), developed through Oral’s personal experiences. It explores the lives of those stranded between the choice of an alienated path and a conservative community. Oral presents her audience with an attempt to break through these two structures, to create a new and free space both between and without.

Turkish-Dutch theatre writer and actress, Nazmiye Oral starred in the nationally and internationally acclaimed Veiled Monologues, a play by Adelheid Roosen, about the intimate stories of Muslim women living in the Netherlands. The play was performed in Dutch mosques and even in parliament. The show toured in Belgium, France, USA, Germany, and Turkey with staged lectures in Jordan and Egypt.

Oral is co-founder of the Zinaplatform, a theater initiative that uses performative action in an intimate way to break from theatrical and social conventions. The plays travel through different neighborhoods in the Netherlands, using traditional oral stories and street performances. From 2003 to 2012 she wrote columns for de Volkskrant. Her debut novel is called Zehra. Her films include Propaganda (1999), The South (2004), Snackbar (2012), and Undercover (2015).

Poster for the KABK Studium Generale lecture by Nazmiye Oral
Studium Generale lecture series 'We Are The Narcissistic Generation' poster design by Gilles de Brock



8 oktober 2015 16.00 - 17:30


KABK Auditorium