The Netherlands: Tell your story
As part of the storytelling block in The Netherlands, MasterPeace teamed up with the Dutch theatre-maker and storyteller Nick Teunissen to perform his play ‘One-way ticket to Hollandija’ in both the Netherlands as well as in Bosnia. ‘One-way ticket to Hollandija’ tells the story of the brave Ismir who fled the city of Sarajevo through the famous Sarajevo Tunnel, the only way out of the city during the war. The show is a perfect act of twinning, showing Nick’s Dutch view on this very personal Bosnian experience and taking the ‘story home’ as he described it.
Premiers: Amsterdam and at the Tunnel of Hope (Sarajevo)
A story of hope, resilience and optimism
The story is about the 20-year-old Ismir Hero who flees the war in Bosnia via the Sarajevo Tunnel to find refuge in the Netherlands. In the years that followed, Ismir has built a successful career as a television director in the Netherlands, however with this heavy past on his shoulders. Nick tells a story of war and post-war from a personal perspective, linking the past to the future and twinning the culture and art scene in both countries.The play is not about the war, but rather a story of hope, resilience and optimism. Theater critics in the Netherlands have awarded this four-star play, calling it “a tribute to the optimism and desire for life of the citizens of Sarajevo”.