2023 | Reflejo

In REFLEJO (Spanish for reflection) Dahiana stages a fictional meeting between herself and the famous painter Frida Kahlo. Through Kahlo’s art and diary fragments, Dahiana reflects on themes such as identity, colourism, feminism, gender fluidity and compartmentalization. REFLEJO has played try-outs at DeLaMar West, Meervaart, Bijlmerpark theater, Frascati and Podium Mozaiek.

Concept, playwright and acting Dahiana Candelo

Final director: Timothy de Gilde

2023 | Gewoon mens

GEWOON MENS is a surreal, dystopian fiction film about the Dutch benefits affair. We used a very fast production process for the film. From idea to last shooting day in 7 weeks. It was a collective process in which everyone, filmmaker and actors contributed to the script. The speed of making produced a new natural style of play.

Playwright: Dahiana Candelo, Jennifer Welts, Melvin Simons, Anne-Chris Schulting en Stephanie Louwrier.

Director and concept: Melvin Simons