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  • 29 May VICIOUS viewing

    Two young men accidentally collide in a street; In that moment they consider their impulse to conflict, and share a vision. Vicious is an abstract-poetic short film that philosophizes on the recurring phenomenon of conflict and war. We have been finishing this film this year and in collaboration with Cinetol, an inviting platform for new art and niche, we would like to share it with......

  • 16 Jan Planning on Blowing Up the Cheese Store

    No obligations… just the need to create plain comedy. That was the starting point for making ‘Planning on Blowing Up the Cheese Store.’ It is because I do not always want to create material that serves a purpose other than entertaining. Sometimes it is refreshing to give creativity full play, by only concerning myself with the question: would this be fun to watch? The plot in a nutshell: there......

  • 13 Oct VICIOUS post-production

    Let’s go back to december 2016… I spoke with Mike Wijdenbosch in a coffee bar, to discuss the idea of an audiovisual poem. I had written a monologue, which was part of a broader concept: a full length play about the paradox of war. This idea followed from a growing awareness of danger in the world. The assaults in Europe made violence feel extremely close for me. Because of this, my urgency......

  • 19 Aug 1 season, 3 premieres

    This summer was an eruption of projects concluding. From May till July, there was a premiere each month.   The kick-off in May was provided by Ifigeneia Koningskind (Iphigenia King’s Child), a modern rewriting of the populair Greek tragedy. Margreet Derks graduated with this play from Fontys University of Arts, in which I portrayed both Menelaos and Achilles. Although my first stage experience dates back to 2009, I......

  • 21 Jun ‘Lorre Moi’ announcement

    I’m glad to announce that my performance ‘Lorre Moi’ will premiere the 5th of July this year. Update: details for reservations are offline, since the premiere has already taken place.  ...

  • 02 May What I’ve been doing lately…

    It’s been awhile since my last post. Certain projects were developing in secrecy, some of them awaited the green light, and there was a lot of producing going on next to the actual performing. So… what’s coming up?   The Paradox Of War (working title) One of the highlights so far, is a project I’m working on with Mike Wijdenbosch. We are producing a short film (2 – 3 min) about......

  • 31 Oct The Watcher release

    Today, director Ruwan Heggelman released his (very) short horror film The Watcher, as submission for the 15 Second Horror Challenge. Making a film with a 15 seconds length is not any easier than making a regular-lengthed short film, if you want your story to build up from 0 to 100 without losing sight of details. Believe me, I was there… I was given the opportunity......

  • 18 Oct Stanley & Not Stanley

    As the mood struck me previous week, I started working on a series of audio stories, starring two Scottish lads: Stanley, and his friend who’s known as not Stanley rather than by name. The concept of these stories is that we can only hear not Stanley, who’s basically such a nutcase that the listener can easily guess what Stanley’s reactions would be (and in some cases the reactions of......

  • 02 Jul Planning On Blowing Up The Cheese Store Teaser

    I was pretty glad with how ‘For The Sake Of Montage’ turned out, which stimulated me to use the style of mockumentary and improvisation in my next piece of work. ‘Planning On Blowing Up The Cheese Store’ pretty much explains the motive of this new character. But what makes this project different from the previous one? Firstly, it relies a bit more on comedy and has no specific......

  • 21 Jun Foortlanders hangover

    Yesterday evening, our first play together premiered in Amersfoort. The ‘Foortlanders’ switched rapidly from sketch-scenes to verbal fights, to settle their disagreement once and for all… who’s the best friend of Ruben? And where the hack is Ruben anyway? Why is he not present to point out a winner himself? And why should he? ‘Ons Eerste Toneelstuk Samen’ – which literally means our first play......

  • 30 May For The Sake Of Montage

    Most of the times I work with a director. Sometimes I feel the need to create something independently. In this case, I’ve developed a character with a sexual preference for himself, and see what happens. It was mainly an excuse to improve my improvising skills and imagination. But obviously, the choice of playing a narcist doesn’t come without a reason. I was anticipating on a great challenge. Actors need to somehow identify themselves with......

  • 30 Apr Foortlanders

    What is a Foortlander? Well, to begin with, it’s something Dutch. Secondly, a Foortlander is rather unknown yet. Two of them have recently introduced themselves on Facebook as a theatre duo: Thij de Haan, and me. We’ve combined our interest in physical-absurd theatre, and approach social topics with comedy. Currently we’re working on a play that’ll be brought to the stage in June this year.   Updates......

  • 25 Mar The road of my philosophy

    Today I got struck by philosophic thoughts, as they never come on demand, but only when needed. Little did I know, an appointment to evaluate the purpose of art was scheduled for today. Why have I chosen to become an artist – the bumpy lifestyle of an artist? Why is it so difficult to find a clear answer? I suppose because not having a clear answer, formula or code,......

  • 23 Dec The Plough and the Stars

    The benefit of playing in a small theatre, would be the up close experience for the audience, which affects the actor’s performance no doubt. The Plough and the Stars knows scenes with quite different dramatic energy – from comedy and comical fights, to serious business and battle – which cut rapidly from one to the next; a two hours drive of ‘slaps in your face, because the situation has changed.’ What does......

  • 14 Dec De Sint Show

    Already under a week ago it was: the last performance of De Sint Show, a play for children and their parents, brought to you by the organization Fluitend Opstaan. (To get up with a smile, it says.) Children haven’t been my audience that often, on which I sort of caught up after giving them a show 15 times. What about their energy: it feels like I’ve been sucked from that stage, crowdsurfed my......