Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

On advice of my tutor Hans, I took a look at the poet, author and theatre maker Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer.

Here’s a short interview with him, about his newest work¬†The Pursuit of Happiness, a theatre piece about migrants.

http://www.npo.nl/buitenhof/08-03-2015/VPWON_1232758

One quote of his in this interview really confirmed what I think my goals are in creating my own theatre piece:

Wat je hoopt, in ieder geval, is om mensen wat bewuster te maken. Ik heb niet de pretentie¬†dat de voorstelling de wereldwijde immigratie probleem kan oplossen. Misschien kunnen we in ieder geval de toeschouwers van de voorstelling het cadeau geven dat zij iets beter erover nadenken.”

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