team

Employees

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Sanne Arbouw
she/her
Artistic Director
"Everyone should have the opportunity to participate and develop in theatre. So that the theatre world becomes more inclusive and a more diverse representation is visible and audible on stage."
contact@speelscollectief.nl
0622012477
Merel van Lieshout
she/her, they/them
Artistic Leader
"Fixed frames and so-called securities lead to exclusion. In theatre, we may admit that we don't know anything for sure - I love that. Only after that, room for wonder arises."
merel@speelscollectief.nl
06 19 59 29 09
Ad de Wolf
hij/hem
Zakelijk Leider
“I think Speels Collectief is very special. They make it the norm to make theatre with a diverse group of people whilst appreciating each individual and their needs. This is how a new definition of theatre gets made.”
zakelijk@speelscollectief.nl
Kir Robben
they/them
artistic coordinator community arnhem
communityarnhem@speelscollectief.nl
Sylvia Theunissen
she/her
Social Worker
"Speels Collectief gives people the room to develop their own identical self and to work inclusively."
productie@speelscollectief.nl
0621940137
Ella de Coninck
she/her
Guest Teacher
"What I like about working with Speels Collectief is that it causes you to stop thinking in boxes and gives you the ability to watch every individual performer in their own strenghts. At Speels Collectief, there's always an open and safe ambiance. Everyone may complement each other in their own unique way."
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Mariska v. Schijndel
she/her
Communication Officer
"I love that I may work for Speels Collectief, one of the few that really understands what inclusion and representation mean."
Ulrike Doszmann
she/her
Choreographer
"If we all did the same thing, the world would be much more boring."
Otto Calmeijer Meijburg
they/them
DIRECTOR
“Inclusive theatre to me is the beginning of anti-kapitalistic theatre. A theatre with different notions of time, presence and work."
Sjaan Hofstede
she/her
scenographer
Pleun Verhees
she/her
scenographer
Bram Walter
he/him
Dramaturgist
"With Speels Collectief we search for new stories, forms and connections. Renewal that can lead to new insights in both inside as well as outside the theatre."
Jip Asveld
he/him
Webdesigner
“At Speels Collectief I 'm keen to make the website as accessible as possible for a wide audience, including people with limited visual capabilities.”
info@jipasveld.com
Maud
she/her
dance teacher
Jasmijn
she/her
Maker and Production
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Laura Geurts
she/her
Maker Community Arnhem

COMPANY

Eric Groot Kormelink
he/him
Performer
"I recently learned how to face my inner blockages. Speels Collectief offers me the chance to grow in directions I didn't know I wanted to grow. I can be myself in front of an audience."
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ALEXANDRA VAN AMEIJDE
zij/haar
Performer
"Diversity and being open are very important aspects to me. They create room to connect. I like how Speels Collectief allows me to develop this through theatre and dans."
Ella
she/her
Performer
"What I like about working with Speels Collectief is that it causes you to stop thinking in boxes and gives you the ability to watch every individual performer in their own strenghts. At Speels Collectief, there's always an open and safe ambiance. Everyone may complement each other in their own unique way."
communitytilburg@speelscollectief.nl
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Rowy La Haye
she/her
PERFORMER
“The world can be a complicated place at times. For as long as I can remember theatre has been something that brings comfort, connection and a way to communicate for me."
Noli Kat
she/her
Performer, Workshop Docent
Pepijn Giesbers
he/him
Performer
Rowshuan Pikero
he/him
Performer
Juul Heko Adang
they/them
Performer
Pietro Carbucicchio
he/him
Performer | Photographer
Ilse de Veer
she/her
Performer
Tim Kroesbergen
he/him
Performer, Workshop Docent
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Marloes Dingshoff
she/her
Performer, Workshop Docent
"In theatre, you discover yourself through others. In theatre, you have empathy for the enemy and you laugh at tragedy. In theatre, you make movements of langauge and you make language of movements, you rehearse without consequences and perform to make a difference. In theatre, I am home."
Edith Heij
she/her
Performer
"At Speels Collectief, I feel home. We are one big family."
Beppie Jansen
she/her
Performer
"Speels Collectief: fun, exciting, exploring. Here, I feel home."
Marga Kamperman
she/her
Performer
"For me, performing at Speels Collectief works better than a therapy session at a psychologist."
Lisette Mepschen
she/her
Performer
"At Speels Collectief, you learn how to question and challenge the norm and how to work with individuality."

COMMUNITY ARNHEM

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Dide
she/her
Intern Dramatherapy
"Speels Collectief almost sounds like a fairytale: everyone is welcome and everything is possible. In the short time I have been with them I have learned a lot about theatre and people."
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Emma
she/her
Intern Dramatherapy
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Liefke
she/her
Creative Writing Intern
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Lotte
she/her
Social Work Intern
"With Speels Collectief anyone can be themselves without judgement. With them I have learned more about my own strength and potential but also about the power of community."
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Minoe
she/her
Intern Dance Education
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Performer
he/him
Performer
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Wilfried
he/him
Performer
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Frank
he/him
Vrijwilliger
Marthe van Meurs
she/her
social work intern
Eva
she/her
Volunteer
Vanesta
she/her
Performer
"Here, we do everything together. Here is solidarity."
Stanley
he/him
Performer
"Acting, dancing, dressing up, making music - I love to do those things!"
Sabine
she/her
Performer
"In the beginning, I had to get used to it and I found it a bit thrilling to participate, but now I even like to join performances."
Ruben
he/him
Performer
"Everyone is different. People with a disability are also human."
Robbert
he/him
Performer
"Acting is doing. Just do it, don't be afraid, do it!"
Noor
she/her
Performer
"At Speels Collectief, I discover parts of myself I would have never expected they excited!"
Nico
he/him
Performer
"At other theatre groups I missed a thing I do get her: playful lessons. Other groups are based on a script. Here, the performance arises from the performers."
Martijn
he/him
Performer
"In the beginning it was thrilling to be here, but now it's always fun. We are a very close group."
Marion
she/her
Performer
"When I came to Speels Collectief for the first time, I knew immediately: this is it! I feel very welcome here."
Kathrina
she/her
Performer
"Art and culture should be inclusive. Everyone has to be able to show to the world what they can do. At Speels Collectief, you can experience real inclusion."
Joanne
she/her
Performer
"I quickly build a wall around myself, but when I'm acting on stage I dare to show my emotions and to be myself."
Jasper
he/him
Performer
"A quitter never wins and a winner never quits!"
Henkjan
he/him
Performer
"I get up with a smile on my face in the morning when I have to perform that day."
Hendrie
he/him
Performer
"When I dance and move I feel free and forget the judgements of others."
Anne-Fleur
she/her
Volunteer
"At Speels Collectief, everyone gets the space to develop themselves in a way they want. From performer to intern to creator. Everyone learns from each other."
Zoë
she/her
Volunteer
"It is amazing to see how different everyone is and how much individual talent everyone has."
Steven
he/him
New Maker | Intern Music Theatre
"Together, we create music theatre with a raw edge. Electronic beats, acoustic guitar, text and movement together seek to touch both the performers as well as the audience. The energy, the vulnerability and the fun during work all connect me to Speels Collectief!"

COMMUNITY Tilburg

Sander
he/him
Theatre Educator Intern
Sander
he/him
Intern Theatre Educator
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Bart
he/him
Performer
“Being together with eveybody is what I love most. I love theatre!"
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Bernita
zij/haar
Performer
“The diversity in dance, performance and people is what attracted me to Speels Collectief. I feel at home here and like I can be myself."
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Farouk
he/him
Performer
"It's very special to me to experience new things with all these wonderful people."
Gerrit
he/him
Performer
"When we move to the music, that's when I feel best!"
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Harry
he/him
Performer
“Meeting the group for the first time was a little scary, but once I got to know them I got very excited."
Ilse
she/her
Theatre Intern
“The love and greatfullness from the group is mutual and infectious. I am glad that with Speels Collectief theatre gets passed around as a gift, both in giving and receiving."
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Imro
he/him
Performer
"The way we move suits me; I'm learning a lot here."
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Lieke
she/her
Intern Dramatherapy
“Because everybody feels so safe here, beautiful things are created, things that make people feel something. Speels Collectief gives me the freedom to do the things that feel good."
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Lieke
she/her
Performer
“I really appreciate the diversity of Speels Collectief. Because of it I get to know new perspectives and ways of life, which broadens my horizon."
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Mark
he/him
Vrijwilliger
“The beauty of the performers of Speels Collectief lies in their frankness; the way everybody fully enjoys the moment. In return, this is something I really enjoy when I'm working with Speels Collectief.“
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Myrthe
she/her
Performer
“Speels Collectief is a warm, safe space where I can be myself. Everybody gets respect and freedom here.”
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Rob
he/him
Performer
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Roy
Performer
“It feels really good to be part of this group. What I love most is performing; I'm always happy when we are dancing and in motion."
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Rob
he/him
Performer
“I'm happy when we get to play our parts. I love getting crazy on stage!"
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Sanne
zij/haar
Intern Dramatherapy
“Speels Collectief feels very safe; it feels like home."
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Tanja
she/her
Volunteer
“ I can be a mother and a child in this group. I can play and participate in theatre as well as take on a motherly role and make everyone feel safe and comfortable."
Wim
he/him
Performer
When Wim is asked how he feels during the dance theatre lessons at Landpark Assisië, his eyes begin to sparkle and he nods while smiling.
Stijn
he/him
Performer
"I love to dance. I always look forward to the dance theatre lessons. It is always fun."
Mario
he/him
Performer
"Dancing, jumping, spinning - that's what I like!"
Joyce
she/her
Performer
"The dance theatre lessons make me feel calm. Here, I can lift the weight off my shoulders."
Jos
he/him
Performer
"I love to make all kinds of movements, and I think it's a lot of fun when people come to us to look at all the thing we can do."
Jacky
he/him
Performer
"Performing for an audience is a bit scary, but also the most fun. If we do well, we get a big applause. Then, I feel happy."
Dennis
he/him
Performer
"It's not good that people who differ are negatively stereotyped in society, because they all are authentic. In theatre, people can become connected to each other. Everyone is equal on stage."
Dennis
he/him
Performer
"I love to dance. I also practice a lot at home, and I'm becoming better and better."
Danny
he/him
Performer
"Dancing is amazing. It is very nice to dance together during the dance theatre lessons."
Arno
he/him
Performer

BOARD

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Elian Killeen
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treasurer
"Everyone is always allowed to participate; that is what making theatre is all about. I love to be able to contribute to an organisation with a goal that aligns with my values."
Jur van der Lecq
he/him
Board member
Nienke Flederus
she/her
chairman of the board
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