To keep Oerol inspiring, innovative and challenging in the years to come, we have decided that we need to take steps now. Therefore, we are organizing the Oerol Lab, a five-day artistic encounter between young makers from different disciplines and the Oerol programmers. For five days they will immerse themselves in discussions, work sessions and visits to projects and presentations on the island around the phenomenon of location theater and current artistic issues.
The Lab takes place at various locations on Terschelling. The Oerol Lab is led by Kees Lesuis, artistic director of Oerol and Ira Judkovskaja, interim coordinator of the program team.
The Oerol Lab is part of Oerol Next. Based on the motto 'Oerol as a workshop for a liveable future', the organization is now focusing on the creative process of the makers. After a period of stagnation, there is a great need among theater makers and artists to continue developing and shaping new plans and to test them among peers. Thus Oerol is pulling together with them to work on new projects and on the sustainable foundations for a renewed Festival in a 'post-covid' society. This takes shape in three ways: