THE NEST by Franz Xaver Kroetz

42 Waterloo Street

Performances: Thu-Sun, August 4-21, 2022


Like all expecting parents, Kurt and Martha want the best for their baby. But they are working class and a baby is costly. What happens when an innocent side job spirals out of control? THE NEST is a stark, modern drama from one of Germany’s most important playwrights. Blending Kroetz’s distinct dialogue with the German Volkstück (folk play) tradition, THE NEST is a haunting meditation on materialism, obedience, and ecological devastation. 


Directed by Yale-NUS College Lecturer of Theatre Jonathan Vandenberg with Production Design by Elizabeth Mak.



Kurt: Male, age 25-40

Martha: Female, age 25-40


This is a paid production. Auditions: 1st week of May. Tentative first rehearsal: 1 July. Opening 4 August. Seeking performers of any background, especially those with both Stanislavski and movement/physical theatre training. To request an audition, please email a headshot and CV to


Deadline: 24 April 2022, 12 PM (GMT +8)


Jonathan Vandenberg is a director living in Singapore. Previously, he was based in New York City. His work has been presented in a range of contexts, including Off-Broadway theatre, museums, and site-specific locales. He is on the faculty of Yale-NUS College. MFA, Columbia University.