Fortune Seeker

“Those fortune seekers”, that’s how refugees are sometimes called. We wanted to shed a different light on the story of the refugee. After all, aren’t we all looking for happiness? And what are you willing to give up in your search for happiness?

Research into free will

The performance Fortune Seeker by Soufiane Moussouli is about his cousin Hamza, who lived illegally in the Molenbeek district of Brussels for five years. He fled from Morocco for a better life. He is now married in Antwerp and happy because he has his papers. But it is also about Soufiane, a European Moroccan. Because why does Hamza want to go to Europe so much, while Soufiane really wants nothing more than to live in Morocco?

Theatre about what it's like to flee- Fortune Seeker

Results

  • 2200 visitors, 55 performances
  • Connecting people from different backgrounds with each other
  • Stimulating dialogue around diversity and refugees
  • Renewing the storytelling theatre genre by mixing personal stories with theatre.

Partners

  • Storytelling Theatre Lab (part of the Storytelling Centre)
  • Podium Mozaïek
  • Festival First Contact

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