Lot Vekemans

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Lot Vekemans (born in Oss in 1965 ) is a Dutch playwright.


Liselot Vekemans studied social geography at the University of Utrecht and trained as a playwright at 't Colofon in Amsterdam . She worked as a journalist and in 1999 decided entirely for the theater. In 2005 she received a grant from Van der Viesprijses . In 2010 she received the Taalunie Toneelschrijfprijs for Gif , and in 2016 the Ludwig Mülheims Theater Prize for religious drama. Vekemans wrote a large number of plays in quick succession. In 2012 she published her first novel, Een bruidsjurk uit Warsaw, about a triangular relationship between a Polish woman who goes to the Netherlands as a “catalog bride”, a Dutch farmer and an American journalist. The novel was nominated for the Anton Wachter Prize .

Vekeman's plays have been performed in over 20 countries.

Vekemans lives in France and in Brabant.

Works (selection)


  • De nimf: toneelspel . Nederlandse Vereniging voor Amateurtheater, 2000
  • As ik droom, droom ik met open ogen: een eenakter . Nederlandse Vereniging voor Amateurtheater, 2000
  • Truck stop . Het Toneel Speelt, 2002.
  • Light! . Rotterdam: Tortuca, 2003
  • Zus van . International Theater & Film Books, 2005
  • Gif . Amsterdam: De Nieuwe Toneelbibliotheek, 2009.
  • Judas . Theater De Toneelschuur, Haarlem, 2007
  • Vals . De Nieuwe Toneel Library, 2013.
  • Van kneels down dead diva . De Nieuwe Toneel Library, 2015.
  • Momentum . Translation by Eva Pieper and Alexandra Schmiedebach. Gustav Kiepenheuer Bühnenvertriebs-GmbH . World premiere: October 12, 2018 Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, director: Roger Vontobel


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Martin Krumbholz : Whoever believes doesn't want to change anything , at Nachtkritik.de , December 19, 2012