Thomas Lamers (Eindhoven, 1989) is a philosopher and dramaturg based in Amsterdam. Thomas believes that theatre helps us understand our place in the world, even beyond our private circumstances and society. Theatre, at its best, navigates us through ecological change, global warming and technological developments. Not only by being informative or political, but especially in moving, inspiring and disquieting people.
Thomas co-founded the acclaimed site-responsive and interdisciplinary Collectief Walden, which combines ecological thought with theatrical and installative interventions in natural and urban landscapes. With Collectief Walden, Thomas is a regular guest at the annual Oerol Festival in Terschelling, among other venues in The Netherlands and beyond.
As a freelancer, Thomas worked for Ivo van Hove’s International Theater Amsterdam, Toneelschuur Haarlem, Arbo, House of Nouws. And Thomas is house dramaturg at Ulrike Quade Company, where he among other things contributed to De Wand, Mahler & Kokoschka and the semi-opera The Fairy Queen (Theater Erfurt).
Thomas Lamers is speaker at the FilmForward Vrijplaats Residency.
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