Can a person be saved?

Koen Tachelet, the dramaturg and author who wrote the stage adaptation of Joseph Roth’s novel Hiob for Lisa Nielebock’s production at the Schauspielhaus Bochum, talked about escape and exile, identity and foreignness. Are we the Promised Land? What does it mean to save a person? And who saves us?

Koen Tachelet, born in 1964 in Antwerp, Belgium, is a dramaturg at the NTGent, where he had already worked between 2005 and 2010. He has written numerous stage adaptations of novels, movie and theatre scripts, amongst which of works by Joseph Roth, Michel Houellebecq and Aron Grünberg.

He worked as a lecturer at the Flemish Theatre Institute in Brussels and at the University of Antwerp. In 2000, he founded the post-graduate degree for theatre makers in Antwerp. Tachelet worked as a guest dramaturg on a regular basis with Johan Simons and Ivo van Hove at the Münchner Kammerspiele, amongst others, as well as the Opéra Bastille in Paris and the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam.


Can a person be saved?

Public lecture

By Koen Tachelet

8 April 2016, 7pm – 7.30pm

At the Theater Unten, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Germany

Free admission. Numbered tickets.

English translation provided.

The public lecture launched the artistic frame programme of the

UTE General Assembly at the Schauspielhaus Bochum, 8 – 10 April 2016.

In the context of the CONFLICT ZONES | ZONES DE CONFLIT network programme of the UTE.

Supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

LOGO Creative Europe Schauspielhaus Bochum


Koen Tachelet

General Assembly in Bochum
8 - 8 avril, 2016

Theater Unten
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