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How free are you to be free?


The answer to this question is different for everyone.

Free to be Free is Sites of Memory's latest site-specific performance about freedom and resistance, to be performed in Utrecht between October 7 and 14. After successful performances in Amersfoort and Deventer, the performance will be further developed to focus on stories from Utrecht. The audience will be taken on a theatrical route through the city, starting at Museum Speelklok and ending at Pandhof Sinte Marie (Utrechts Conservatorium).

We can learn a lot from the freedom fighters of the past and from the people who are fighting for freedom today. How was freedom fought then and now? What forms of revolt and resistance are known? In this performance, local stories about freedom and resistance in the past, present and future come to life through dance, theatre, poetry and music. 

Intended for audiences ages 15+

Upcoming performances:


UTRECHT - starting point Museum Speelklok - duration 50 min

  • Saturday, October 7, 8:00 pm

  • Sunday, October 8, 8:00 pm (premiere; 19:30 – introduction by Nancy Jouwe) 

  • Thursday, October 12, 8:00 pm

  • Friday, October 13, 8:00 pm

  • Saturday, October 14, 8:00 pm (19:30 – introduction by Sites of Memory)


Past performance dates:


Amersfoort, Flint, Sint Aegtenkapel (Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 18)

Deventer, Festival Deventer op Stelten (Saturday, July 8 - Sunday, July 9)


Credit: Bowie Verschuuren


Concept & artistic direction Jennifer Tosch, Katy Streek

Makers & performers Jomecia Oosterwolde, Jörgen Gario, Michael Wanga, Jeannie Zuiderwijk

Script & text Jomecia Oosterwolde, Jörgen Gario, Michael Wanga, Juan-Carlos Goilo, Katy Streek, Jennifer Tosch, Jeannie Zuiderwijk 

Directing Katy Streek

Choreography Jomecia Oosterwolde, Mohamed Yusuf Boss

Composition & music Jörgen Gario, Michael Wanga

Scenography & costume design Alejita

Flag design Raul Balai, Jarrett Erasmus

Research Mapping Slavery Project, Kosmopolis Utrecht, Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam

Creative producer Gina Alina Patilea

Business manager Kimberley Smit

Marketing & communications Hahae Son


Free to be Free is made in collaboration with Committee 30 June - 1 July Utrecht & Amersfoort, Theater Flint, Museum Flehite, Deventer op Stelten, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Museum Speelklok, Kosmopolis Utrecht, Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam, Mapping Slavery Project, and Poetry Circle Nowhere.  

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