Stefan Hertmans [BE]

book presentation: Antigone in Molenbeek


Antigone in Molenbeek is the unrelenting tale of a young woman who goes in search of her dead brother. Inspired by Sophocles’ tragedy, Stefan Hertmans has written a contemporary, gripping, and poetic theatre monologue about having compassion for someone who finds herself completely abandoned and alone: the sister of a suicide terrorist.

In June 2018, the Kaaitheater will close its season by staging the theatrical version of the piece, directed by Ine Goris and starring Dounia Mahammed. But we are presenting the book version now: actresses Romy Lauwers (NL), Selma Alaoui (FR) and Réhab Mehal (AR) will read extracts, psychologist and writer Birsen Taspinar will give an introduction, and Stefan Hertmans will sit down to discuss his text with Johan Reyniers.


presented by Kaaitheater & uitgeverij De Bezige Bij