About Frie Leysen
by Thomas Oberender



Addiction is the key word solicited by the editors that comes to my mind when I think about Frie’s life and work for the theatre, although theatre seems to be too limited a term – music, installation, actions – her work is dedicated to the stage, a place where society reaches the height of its own currentness, as Sloterdijk said, and Frie has a unique instinct for the quality and vitality of the pieces that belong onto this place. She has an eminent sense of beauty and dignity. The word addiction is a metaphor for a way of life and a very special perspective that informs Frie’s creativity. Why? Addiction is an engine that never idles. Art is her drug.