BOT

‘What if we make a production within a month without any budget to spend, give it our best shot and see what we come up with. Than stick it in a borrowed rusty van, take it to a small shed at the Oerol Festival, serve it raw to a theatre audience and see what happens.’

That was roundabout the mindset of the first series of BOT performances. Backed by a nice festival who (as well as we) didn’t have a clue if it would work out, we just did what we thought of to be nice to experience. No fancy meanings, just a plain and honest combination of what we think is funny, a risky and happy testcase. Well.

Within two days BOT turned out to be the must-see by word of mouth. Every single show we had a very emotional audience in our small shed at the Spanjer family farm, leaving mostly jumping of energy, often with tears of joy. Five extra shows, in a week 18 times sold out. “You dudes have a big problem! It definitally doesn’t get any better than this!”

Not only our audience ended up with a massive WTF… So did we. Without any set-up plan we seemed to hit an extreme broad spectre of feelings with what we just did there… But what did we do, actually?? We took half a year to find out what happened and to decide to push on. More of this!

VIDEO AND PHOTOS

TOUR

BOT – Limburg Festival, Uffelte – 19/08/2011 - 20/08/2011
BOT – Festival De Karavaan, Hoorn – 14/07/2011 - 17/07/2011
BOT – Festival Onderstroom, Vlissingen – 09/07/2011
BOT – Festival Deventer Op Stelten – 02/07/2011
BOT – Chatel Chéhéry, Chenet (FR) – 23/04/2011
BOT – P3, Purmerend – 17/12/2010
BOT – De Lawei, Drachten – 02/12/2010
BOT – Ostadetheater, Amsterdam – 05/09/2010
BOT – Festival Spoffin, Amersfoort – 28/08/2010 - 29/08/2010
BOT – Zendstation Radio Kootwijk – 21/08/2010 - 22/08/2010
BOT – Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo – 31/07/2010 - 01/08/2010
BOT – Festival de Karavaan, Schagen – 22/07/2010 - 25/07/2010
BOT – Festival de Karavaan, Alkmaar – 15/07/2010 - 18/07/2010
BOT – Over Het IJ Festival, Amsterdam – 01/07/2010 - 11/07/2010
BOT – Preview-dag Festival De Karavaan, Hoorn – 10/06/2010
BOT – Mooi Weer Spelen, Delft – 05/06/2010 - 06/06/2010
BOT – Festival Oerol, Schuur Spanjer – 12/06/2009 - 21/06/2009