Anoek Nuyens (1984) studied Theatre, Film and Television Studies in Utrecht and Berlin. Her work spans various social fields and stages. In addition to her socially engaged, documentary theatre work, Anoek writes for various magazines and does journalistic research, for which she was nominated for De Loep (prize for investigative journalism). In 2013, she won the Marie Kleine-Gartman Pen for one of her essays. Since 2015, she has been one of the regular theatre makers at Theater Frascati in Amsterdam, where she writes and performs her own plays.
Rebekka de Wit (1985) studied drama at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. She is a writer and theatre maker. For Stel je voor, ik zoek een staat she received the SABAM Writing Award 2011. And for Hoe dit het verhaal werd (published by Bebuquin) she received the Laureate KBC Jongtheaterprijs 2011. Her debut novel We komen nog één wonder tekort was published by Atlas Contact in 2015. In 2019, Afhankelijkheidsverklaring, a collection of essays, was published. Since September 2016, she has formed the artistic core of theatre house De Nwe Tijd together with Freek Vielen and Suzanne Grotenhuis.
ABOUT SHELL CASE
The last white male rhino is extinct. Forest fires, floods and landslides are commonplace around the world and yet far too little is being done. Why is that? Theatre makers Rebekka de Wit and Anoek Nuyens have been following the climate debate closely for years. Shell Case brings together the main voices in the climate debate. It is prompted by the real lawsuit filed by the NGO Milieudefensie against Shell. Shell's defence? Not us, but the consumer needs to change. Just like all the other voices in the climate debate, Shell passes the responsibility onto another party. Does Shell have a point? Is the consumer really free? Or should the government do more after all?