You think you can just pick up your life where you left off.
But that’s not how it works.
(Brian Delate on his return from Vietnam)
When Jessa Wildemeersch studied at the Actors Studio in New York in 2001, some hundred yards away the Twin Towers were hit by two planes. Shortly afterwards, Afganistan was bommed and the invasion in Irak was set in motion. It made a permanent impression on her and strongly influences her work as an actrice and theatermaker.
In 2005, Jessa received the Lifetime Memberschip at the Actor Studio and met Brian Delate, a theatermaker and Vietnam-veteran. That meeting formed the seed for a production about the aftercare of war. About the impact of war on the individual and his surroundings. From 1914 until now.
Jessa appeared regularly in BZB-productions: Trust (2007), Roadmovie (2008) and in the opportunity production Pretty Barfing Girls (2010). She was also our guest with some of her own projects. In Days without Dates, Sara Vetongen, Els Theunis and Julie De Clercq work together. The performance has a Dutch and an English version, and will also tour at the Intersections Festival in Washington D.C.
Days Without Dates,
March 1 @ OPEK, Leuven, 15h
March 7 @ Intersections festival, Washington