Headcase

Deutsch, Nederlands, Norwegian Bokmål

Lena is a successful painter – with a big secret. No one knows that she is paralysed from the neck down and paints all her pictures with her mouth. Unsentimental and witty, Esther Gerritsen’s play radically breaks with social conventions.

Esther Gerritsen was born in 1972 in Nijmegen. She studied dramatic writing and literature at the Academy of the Arts in Utrecht, and has worked as a freelance writer in Amsterdam. She won the Kaas und Kappes Dutch-German Youth Theatre Prize in 1999 and 2008.