Talking about not smoking while having a cigarette
**Name: Geerten Stumpel
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Subbacultcha member since August 2021, because a friend was playing Different Class at KASK**
Tell us, what do you do in life?
I'm a theatre director, writer and teacher. I direct and write performances that often centre around intimate and queer themes.
What do you like best about your place?
Honestly, my roommate is my favourite thing about my place. But we also have a little balcony where the sun shines in the morning. In Summer, having my coffee there is my second favourite thing.
What kind of music are you listening to at the moment?
This year I got really into Afrobeats. West-African music, mostly from Nigeria and Ghana. But I'm also still putting James Blake, Noname and the Velvet Underground on repeat.
What’s the first record you bought?
The first CD I ever bought was Nirvana's Greatest Hits, I think.
The first vinyl record I ever bought was a single by the Cure that I lost.
What’s your favourite pastime?
Dancing and laughing with friends until the sun comes up.
Any guilty pleasures?
Biting my nails. Talking about not smoking while having a cigarette. Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchkova's web show, called Unnnnhh.
If you could be famous, what kind of celebrity would you be?
In another life, I would've loved to be the next Esther Perel. Known worldwide for being really fucking smart and helping others with their love life. In this life, I'd want to be the kind of celebrity that's well-known with people in the same field but isn't recognised on the street. It'd be awesome to be on the inspiration mood boards of future theatre students.
Have you experienced any regrets recently?
Not asking the question: is this a date?
Which future Subbacultcha event are you looking forward to?
Really looking forward to the next time Subba programs one of my friends :).
Who do you wanna give credits to?
Shoutout to those friends Subbacultcha should program: @bovensteknoopjeopen, @afungus\_, [hetlaagland.nl/voorstellingen/met-zonder-ballen](http://hetlaagland.nl/voorstellingen/met-zonder-ballen))
Shoutout to my favourite performers and creators to work with, featured on these pictures: Jacob Moen, Kanea Blokland, Relle Brugman, Sem ten Haaf, Liselotte Zwart, Anna-Marije de Boer, Stijn Stumpel, August de Leeuw, Tharim Cornelisse , Lulu Linders