Meet Camie: traveling storyteller & listener

September 13, 2021

A while ago we met a very special woman and we are honoured to introduce you to her: Camie Bonger. Camie is a theatre maker and actress. Because of the pandemic, she found herself without a job, but she did not agree! She started looking for a way to be busy and above all to be there for others. She came up with a fantastic idea…

Emergency call box – stories
In the past, the ‘praatpalen’ (poles) could be seen on Dutch motorways, useful to call for help after an accident or breakdown. Nowadays, these have disappeared from the street scene. But Camie has brought these talking poles back out! She is now travelling around the Netherlands with her talking pole, not only to tell her story, but also to listen to other people’s stories!

Go out and meet Camie
Camie travels to nine neighbourhoods in the Netherlands. Before she goes there, she talks to the inhabitants. She then starts working with an artist from the neighbourhood. She accompanies this (starting or experienced) artist and together they offer help to the audience. This help has a number of variations: a friendly ear, a monologue, a song, a poem made especially for the moment, a piece of music or a dance. You can see Camie in the following weeks at these places:

  • 19 september 12.00 tot 15.00 uur | Buitenplaats Brienenoord
  • 25 september, 11.00 tot 13.00 uur | Hoogvliet, Huis van de wijk Zevensprong
  • 29 september 15.00 tot 18.00 uur | Tarwewijk, Circus Lori
  • 9 oktober 14.00 tot 16.00 uur | Rotterdamse Oogst Markt Noordplein