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Playwrights and cultural exploration (3): 'Contemporary musical, a new tradition among writers?'

On 25 January 2018, the Musical Awards were presented with, as we are used to, many translated reruns and calibrated repertoire. Also notable was the appreciation for new Dutch work. Many a writer will have been cheering on the sofa when 'Was Getekend, Annie M.G. Schmidt' won the awards. Does that bode well for the future? Can the contemporary (small) musical become a tradition among writers? In conversation with Dick van den Heuvel and Nathan Vecht.

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Fleur Jansen

Fleur Jansen (1976) writes for film, television and theatre and is a compiler of collections of stories from around 1900. She wrote her first texts for Entertainment Experience, a film project led by director Paul Verhoeven and screenwriter Robert Alberdingk Thijm. After winning a screenplay award and the project an Emmy Award, she attended two master classes in the US. Recently, she wrote a TV miniseries with a grant and took a seat on the editorial board of Mediafonds' final festival. In her spare time, she works for the corporate world where she deploys 20 years of (international) work experience. Fleur Jansen studied Policy Studies at the UvA (1999) and occasionally writes for Cultuurpers.View Author posts

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