Riten by Lien Thys & Tim Bogaerts

Riten by Lien Thys & Tim Bogaerts

Wed 26 Apr 2023
€7.00 / Presale (-26y)
€10.00 / Presale
€10.00 / At the door (-26y)
€13.00 / At the door
19:45 / Doors
20:00 / Start
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Inspired by Riten by Ingmar Bergman

A young collective of actors is charged. Their performance is considered inappropriate, with their long limbs they make a run for it. During this flight, they become aware of various forces within themselves: the urge to break their role, the kick of resistance, but also the fear of actually provoking. Who they are and what they believe in is becoming increasingly unclear, a horror palace of mirrors in which several voices bounce around.

With RITEN, Lien and Tim dive again into the oeuvre of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. After their first adaptation After the rehearsal, selected for #nieuwjong at the TheaterFestival 2021, they are once again firmly adapting the filmmaker's scenario to their own needs. While playing, they go in search of a reinterpretation that refers to the practices in the theater and the world far beyond. Armed with humour, daring and playful eroticism, this duo makes Bergman relatable.


"Thys en Bogaerts zijn nog maar net afgestudeerd, maar tonen in dit sprankelende duet hun spelerskwaliteiten. Ook de vorm is doordacht: wij bekijken hen vanop een tribune op de scène, terwijl zij de hele zaal bespelen." Filip Tielens, De Standaard (over Na de repetitie

Lien Thys and Tim Bogaerts

Tim Bogaerts (1993) graduated in 2016 from the acting course of the Theater Academy Maastricht. As a player he operates at the intersection of repertoire, movement and performance. Tim played for companies such as NTGent, KVS, De Warme Winkel and playField. In the current season, Tim can be seen in Scattered Memories by Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus and Hunters & Collectors by Voetvolk.

Lien Thys (1993) graduated in 2018 from the RITCS play school. As an actress she is fascinated by the intimate tension between the player(s) and the audience. She played for companies such as Lazarus, Abattoir Fermé, hetpaleis, Het Nationale Theater and De Mannschaft. In the current season, Lien will perform in Apenverdriet by Arne Sierens and FEED ME PLEASE by Bronks and Theater Antigone.

Lien Thys and Tim Bogaerts got to know each other during Montignards#3, the development process for new theater makers at Monty Kultuurfaktorij. There they first came into contact with the work of Ingmar Bergman. After the rehearsal to Bergman's film of the same name, they were selected for #nieuwjong at Het Theaterfestival 2021. In 2023 they will make and perform their second Bergman adaptation RITEN.

Thor Schalden


creation and play Lien Thys & Tim Bogaerts artistic advice Willem de Wolf acting coaching Willem de Wolf & Marie Pien dramaturgy Evelien Cammaert sound design Jasper Segers light design & scenography Lies Van Loock costume Rachid Laachir design props Isabel Alonso Pola production management Lori Tuerlinckx technique Milan De Wael co-production Monty photo : Thor Schalden poster image: Hannes Schievink
With the support of the Flemish community & the city of Antwerp
Thanks to Koortzz, NTGent & de Roovers
Special thanks to: Riten by Lien Thys & Tim Bogaerts
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