© Lila Rodrigues


As from the 2023-2024 season, Frascati has a residency programme. Through this programme, we offer makers a studio space where they can carry out research and experiment, freely and autonomously, without any expectations in terms of a final result. 

Our residencies are open to makers in different disciplines and at different stages of their artistic journeys: from makers at the beginning of their artistic practice, to makers who are much further along the path of developing their own artistic signature. The research period will last for several weeks, and will conclude with an opportunity to show ‘work in progress’.

When making our selection, we take into account diversity within the programme and within the group of artists in residence, as well as the feasibility of the proposal. Questions concerning the residency programme can be mailed to info@frascatitheater.nl, addressed to Francesca Lazzeri (dramaturg with Frascati Producties). 

Residency December 2023

© Lore Mechelaere

David Roos (Amsterdam, 2000) graduated in acting from Toneelacademie Maastricht institute of performative arts in 2022. Since then he has lived in Brussels, and he is currently studying philosophy. His work is language-based and philosophical. Drawing on the literary and artistic canon, he connects and deconstructs classic source material to form a personal, contemporary story. His style is transparent, in the tradition of groups such as Maatschappij Discordia. On the basis of this transparency, he attempts to create a transcendental theatrical experience. Recurring themes in this are language and meaning, seeming and reality, the Holocaust and identity. He is always on the lookout for ways to radically interrogate his own certainties. 

For his upcoming production Pygmalion (working title), David Roos investigates an impossible desire for beauty that is deeply embedded in western culture, and that pursues us to this day. The grandiosity of a symphony; the white marble of classical sculpture; the filters on a Tinder photo: all of these mask dark desires. Can we really know ourselves if we seek to believe, at any cost, that our souls are pure?

On 5 and 6 January 2024, David Roos will present his work in progress. Pygmalion (working title) premières in July 2024.