By Gunnar / July, 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Borderlands cast Photo by Bas Niemans

On the verge of a continuing trend in political chaos and socioeconomic disruptions we felt it was very important to put up a play that deals with the consequences of ethnic cleansing and a resistance to globalization. Borderlands, written by Mona Z. Smith, had its European premiere last weekend and a brief theatrical run in Amsterdam and I’m proud to say it was a success. The audience seemed to really respond to the staged terrors of war and how one’s identity is revolved around it. I played Marko, a soldier with a secret, and was oftentimes personally taken aback by my own emotions as we simulated the horrors of an unjust and senseless war and what it unleashes in people. I learned how to play the accordeon for this production and also got to play a wanderer and a cameraman for the regime. One of the more difficult plays I’ve done, but in the end, certainly one of the most gratifying.

Photos by Bas Niemans