Dissident | NTGent
23.02.23 25.02.23

Dissident Lara Staal / NTGent

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Five young people with a reputation at school for being ‘troublemakers’ educate the audience. Dissident premiered last season and is restaged in the 22-23 season because of its big success.
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tickets

15 - 20 euros

general info

✔ DUTCH spoken
✔ ENG surtitles


Follow-up interview provided. At the play on Mar. 29th, Ruth Lasters will participate in the after talk.

estimated duration

1h40

The education system is a casting mould through which everyone must pass. But what if you feel alienated in that system? What if you feel as if you cannot be yourself? What if you’re losing motivation for what could interest you instead of finding it?

Last academic year, more than 26 000 Flemish students had been temporarily or permanently suspended. Why has the student dropout rate increased so dramatically? And what does that say about our current educational model?

What does it mean to constantly fall outside the boundaries of today’s education system? 

(read more after the video)



The Dutch theatre and programme maker Lara Staal, together with Ghent-based musician, beatboxer and performer Serdi Faki Alici, went in search of young people who refuse to conform to the expectations of our current education system. Young people who strain their backs against the confines, challenge authority, and question the rules.

The Dutch theatre and programme maker Lara Staal, together with Ghent-based musician, beatboxer and performer Serdi Faki Alici, went in search of young people who refuse to conform to the expectations of our current education system. Young people who strain their backs against the confines, challenge authority, and question the rules.

Dissident is a mix of live acting and documentary film material in which parents, teachers, youth workers and pedagogues are also involved. In 12 lessons, the young actors expose what they consider to be the most pressing problems of education and formulate a counterproposal.

An indictment of the mould that current education forms, in which those who are 'different' and fall by the wayside now have their say. 



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Meet the cast!

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cast
cast
credits

concept & direction

Lara Staal

dramaturgy

Eline Banken

performance, coaching & music

Serdi Faki Alici

scenography

Grischa Runge

video design

Pascal Poissonnier

direction assistant

Katelijne Laevens

internship direction assistant

Juno Kapur

technical support

Sander Michiels, Laurent Ysebaert

technical production management

Raf Willems

tour assistant & surtitles

Eline Banken

production- and tourmanager

Els Jacxsens, Klaas Lievens, Jeroen Vanluyten

Dirk Crommelinck, Saartje Cauwenbergh, Laurens Aneca

with support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter
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credits

concept & direction

Lara Staal

dramaturgy

Eline Banken

performance, coaching & music

Serdi Faki Alici

scenography

Grischa Runge

video design

Pascal Poissonnier

direction assistant

Katelijne Laevens

internship direction assistant

Juno Kapur

technical support

Sander Michiels , Laurent Ysebaert

technical production management

Raf Willems

tour assistant & surtitles

Eline Banken

production- and tourmanager

Els Jacxsens , Klaas Lievens , Jeroen Vanluyten

Dirk Crommelinck , Saartje Cauwenbergh , Laurens Aneca

with support of

The Belgian Tax Shelter
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