Performancecollectief URLAND presents URLAUB, an Italo-Disco-recreational horror.

Welcome to the era of mental illnesses. The burnout society is over-stimulated and hyperactive. The homo economicus is marketing himself and silently we weep bitter Prozac-tears. We work by voluntary force and relax in involuntary freedom. Rest turns to unrest.

Too much truth, too much untruth, too many expectations, too much data, too much access, too many friends… TRANQUILO. WE NEED TO GET AWAY. SEDATE US. WE NEED VACATION FROM VACATION.

URLAND ultimate packing checklist: favourite music, nice costumes and patriarch Nietzsche. URLAND detaches. URLAND wants to be free from the millennial tragedy. URLAUB is a personal attempt to cause theatrical distress and to kill actual time.

Is that the true vacation, the empty time?

URLAND looks for the meaning of Nothingness.


Title URLAUB (2018)
Concept/Cast Ludwig Bindervoet, Thomas Dudkiewicz, Marijn Alexander de Jong and Jimi Zoet
Production URLAND
Coproduction Theater Rotterdam
Technique Denzo Techniek, Peter Swikker, and Andre Goos
Education (intern) Coosje de Loor (stagiair)
Production director Sarah Steeman
Graphic Design Ruben Verkuylen
Marketing Esra J. Merkel
Financial director Jens Besse
Photograph Julian Maiwald

Special Thanks

Florian Hellwig, Educatie afdeling Theater Rotterdam en Ammar Jakish.

Made possible by Gemeente Rotterdam en Fonds Podiumkunsten

Performed at

  • Ainsi Maastricht
  • Corrosia, Almere
  • De Lawei Drachten
  • De Lieve Vrouw Amersfoort
  • De Nieuwe Vorst
  • Frascati Theater, Amsterdam
  • Het Nationale Theater Den Haag
  • Monty, Antwerpen
  • Stadsschouwburg Groningen
  • Theater aan de Rijn Arnhem
  • Theater Ins Blau Leiden
  • Theater Kikker Utrecht
  • Theater Rotterdam
  • Toneelschuur Haarlem