Stefan Jakiela (BE)
Stefan Jakiela studied performance art at the Maastricht Theatre Academy. That is where he started developing his visual and willful theatre language which always involves looking at humans/humanity. Besides plays, he also creates short films and video installations. In 2012, Stefan won the price of best performance at the Amsterdam ITS Festival with his performance TickleMePink and, together with Suze Milius, founded the company HouseCryingYellowTears.
Stefan Jakiela (BE): The Bear
After residencies in De Brakke Grond Amsterdam and De School van Gaasbeek, Stefan uses his residency at arts centre BUDA to develop The Bear, inspired by Nietzsche’s ‘child with a sacred Yes’ in Also sprach Zarathoestra. This child accepts the world as it is, sees possibilities when confronted by obstacles. Can a big (teddy) bear bring out the playful child in you?