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Possibilities Not Limitations 

18:00 – 19:00 Main Hall

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Talent Development and Autism.
Let’s focus on what people can do instead of what they cannot.  

Join us Monday, July 26 for a celebration of the spectrum and the talent that comes from the under-appreciated autistic brain. Boom Chicago CEO Saskia Maas hosts an inspiring line-up including Boom alum Suzi Barrett, who just completed a film with non-traditional actors, a panel including Dr. Marcia Goddard Head of People and Culture for Tony’s Chocolonely, the young talent of InterActing.

After the program, at 20:00, Fabian Franciscus, the Dutch comedian on the spectrum closes the evening with his Dutch language show De Kleine Wereld. The rest of the autism program is in English. 


Community show: Thuis Party

19:00 in the Upstairs Theater

Drinks dinner show

Join our brand new Boom Chicago House Teams making their debut on our Rozengracht stage. These graduates of the Boom Chicago Academy were selected by our cast from an intense audition with an eye towards future stars. Come watch three incredible teams of up and coming talent officially step onto the Amsterdam improv scene.


Fabian Fransiscus (in Dutch)

20:30 in the Main Hall

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Fabian Franciscus is a charming and successful Dutch standup comedian who is on the spectrum. One of his skills is to balance when those two things build on each other and when they collide. In the Netherlands, he is a frequent TV guest and won the Leeuwarder Cabaret Festival and the Comedy Slam. Abroad, he plays at bigger comedy clubs in New York, Berlin, Stockholm and London. He will be playing a set from his latest show De Kleine Wereld in Dutch. 


The Amsterdam Expat Showcase

20:30 – 21:45 in the Upstairs Theater

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They live here, they’re not Dutch, and they have something to say! Boom Chicago’s Matt Castellvi hosts this showcase of top talent in English-speaking stand-up throughout the Netherlands. Get used to these names.

Featuring: Matt Castellvi, Lara Ricote, Benedetto Zurlo, Jamal Khadar, Olivia Flood-Wylie, Lupe Estrada and Zoe Brownstone