The Waves

Khadija El Kharraz Alami
' A healing ritual about female beauty, vulnerability and pain '

Theatre maker Khadija El Kharraz Alami is winning over the stage with her unsurpassed daring and vulnerable energy. For her new performance The Waves, El Kharraz Alami bases not only on Virginia Woolf's book of the same name, but also on essays by Clarissa Pinkola Estes and Audre Lorde, among others. The Waves will be a ritual, a manifesto, an immersive experience centred on female beauty, pain and vulnerability. Together with four actresses, El Kharraz Alami investigates how deeply internalized experiences of oppression and abuse of power can be transformed into a creative force. The Waves is a physical space where we stare trauma in the eye, celebrate pleasure, bless the body and share the power of creation. Expect an urgent and ruthless theater experience.

"It will be an honour to host the Dutch premiere of Khadija El Kharraz Alami’s latest work. I was intrigued by this maker’s strength and personal approach in „Nu ben ik Medea”, and I’m looking forward to seeing how she will update Virginia Woolf’s „The Waves” for our times." - Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING

In the digital magazine is a page with young makers who are showing their work this SPRING edition, including Khadija. In the article she tells more about her performance and where the idea was coming from. Read the interview here:

Concept and Direction: Khadija El Kharraz Alami
Game: Lois Brochez, Isabelle Houdtzagers, Khadija El Kharraz Alami, Musia Mwankumi, Merel Severs
Dramaturgy: Kopano Maroga
Light Design and Technology: Luc Schaltin
Composer: Michelle Samba
Sound Design: Ata Güner
Scenography and costume: Rachid Laachir
Choreograpic advice: Cherish Menzo
Production Management and Direction assistantce: Lena Meijer
Technical assistant: Jurgen Fonteijn
Thanks to: Aymará Parola, Eurudike de Beul
Production: KWP, Stichting K.E.K.A.
Co-production: DE SINGEL, Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam, Kaaitheater, de Brakke Grond, NTGent
Made possible by: VG, VGC, Create to Connect, FPK


13/05/2022 20:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

14/05/2022 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list


€17,- / €14,-*


Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe zaal


SPRING 2022 


Duration: 120 minutes

Language no problem



Please note: The performance starts outside the Stadsschouwburg. Do you have difficulty walking? Then you can also start directly in the theater. More information will follow in the service email.

Please note: This performance contains explicit nudity scenes. Content of the performance can be experienced as triggering.

*online price, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Sat 14 May: After the performance there will be an After talk in the foyer


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