Who we are?
Since 2010 Community Theatre Maastricht (Buurttheater Maastricht) creates theatre performances with and about the lifes of people living in the socio-economic less favoured districts of Maastricht.
Members pay a yearly fee of €12,-
Mission of BTM
To create and produce community theatre.
Offering a stage and giving a voice to residents who are less seen & heard, and rarely or not visit theater, or make use of the available cultural infrastructure of the city.
What do we do?
- Professional theatre directors work together with social workers of Trajekt and residents in Maastricht. Together they produce ‘personal documentary’ theatre performances, to be played in various theatres.
We’re working together, exchange, with- or are being supported by
- Cultural Participation Fund
- Opera Zuid
- Theater aan het Vrijthof
Lifelike, recognisable stories, but in a real theatre performance, with an artistic design that brings that amazes and touches.
Huh …. Romans?
First performance, played in 2011 and 2012 at the KUMULUS theater, centre for arts and culture. A performance about domestic or street violence, and the inescapable implications of the background and history of the various actors. A tough, surrealistic theater play.
Drei, twie, ein veuls diech al get?
Has played in the autumn of 2013. Real stories of real people, about longing for the past. A nostalgic, cozy but still rough play. This performance also played in Rotterdam at the International Community Art Festival, the ICAF, again with great success.
La Gran Esperanza
In 2015 speelde deze grote ‘vijfsterren’ operaproductie met Opéra Comique Maastricht en professionele operasolisten in de Bordenhal van Toneelgroep Maastricht. Over een rondtrekkend koor dat wordt opgehouden bij de grens.
SJÖLD, Dao laot iech miech veur haange!
Played in 2017 at the small stage of the Theater aan het Vrijthof, about having to deal with depts, guilt and shame. The so called ‘silent poverty’ became a topic of a talk between residents and policymakers.
NÈS, ‘ne f*cking escaperoom
Back in the KUMULUS theatre where it all started. A performance about the need for a safe ‘nest’. Again, six sold out performances and praise in our audiences’ reviews.