Cursed on a Thursday - Performance Video


Cursed on a Thursday - Performance June 2, 2017 at DAS Theatre in Amsterdam

We all deal with uncertainty. The future continues to feel less and less certain and we have to respond to that in some way. I will take you from beginning to end with easy to follow and concrete steps in what to do about your uncertainty. I have lived it and gone through it and I want you to feel the same.  

This work on uncertainty came out of a research period into how to approach the notion of ‘the future.’ The future as a topic is overwhelming and unwieldy; I began to embody these sensations. That caused the researched to shift to how I experience the future and all the anxieties, worries, doubts, and uncertainties I feel towards it. With the shift came the big questions of the research: how do we as individuals address all the uncertainties (personal and outside of ourselves) that exist simultaneously in the present and in the future? How do we work on our uncertainties under contemporary conditions?  And, do we do this work together or alone?    

The result of this research is a presentation of the struggles with own deep feelings uncertainty and the steps I took towards embracing that uncertainty.     

Dramaturgy: Biljana Radinoska
Advisors: Sarah Moremans, Joachim Robbrecht, Ogutu Muraya
Technical Expertise: Harco Haagsma, Udo Akemann
Visual Consultation: Bert Jacobs
Thank-you: Chi Fung, Orion Maxted, Sophie Gusset, Juul Beeren, Barbara Van Lindt, and the DAS staff.   

This performance was created with the support of DASTheatre, part of the DAS Graduate School in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Noah Voelker (USA, 1990) is a theatre maker and performer from Texas now based in The Netherlands. Noah has worked in the areas of theatre scholarship, directing, writing, devised performance, sound design, and dramaturgy. Before moving to Amsterdam, Noah was an executive director the Aesthetic of Waste collective. Noah’s current work is concentrated on authenticity in performance, storytelling, the practice of devising work, performance installations, and audience participation in performance. (