Emke Idema was born in 1980. She studied Literature at the University of Groningen, attended Performance at the Toneelacademie in Maastricht and took part in the international Master of Theatre DasArts study programme in Amsterdam. She focuses on designing ‘social, political and philosophical laboratories’ in which she studies and lays bare social and political mechanisms, patterns and behaviour in our society. In 2012, she created the life-size theatrical board game „Stranger“, which focuses on intuition and first impressions. „ Rule™ “ is a continuation and elaboration of that format. The concept of „ Rule™ “ won the 2013 Dioraphte Encouragement Award and the project has been granted subsidies by a wide range of public and private sponsors. Emke Idema is with „Stranger“ for the first time presented at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.