CV

Annemiek van Elst

Education  

2013 – 2014       Central School of Speech and Drama          London

MA Advanced Theatre Practice

 

2008 – 2012                     Fontys School of Arts                       Tilburg

BA Theatre Directing (with honours)

First Degree Drama Teacher certificate

 

2011 – 2012               Fontys School for Journalism           Tilburg

Minor Creative Writing

 

Experience

 

 

THEATRE DIRECTOR

 

Artistic Director of ‘van Elst A.M.O.’
Productions:

Becoming Mohammed
15-18 June 2015, The Space Theatre London
7-13 June 2016, The Pleasance Theatre London

23 November 2016, Industry Reading

“Based on true events – A game show testing a newly converted Muslim, the unbreakable bond of family and the power of the Western Media.”

No Fixed Abode

Camden Peoples Theatre (2016), Theater Festival Boulvard NL (2015), Ophelia Theatre (2015), Zlomac Fest Prague (2014)
“A young girl and an ex-British soldier meet on the streets, a documentary theatre performance about homelessness and belonging”

 

Associate Director at Lyric Hammersmith

Productions:

Lyric Young Company

Productions: Modern Messages (2017) We Do Not Agree (2016), Parents (2016), On My Way Home (2015).

CTRL ALT DELETE

Associate Director of Nicholai LaBarrie (2015)

A digital play space based on the adventures of Don Quichote

START

Assistant Director of Jim Pope (2015)

A 6 week theatre intensive for young people in NEET

 

Musical Theatre Studio

Founder and Director in collaboration with FLYING DUTCHMAN Theatre

New work by the next generation of musical theatre artist

22 – 26 July 2016, The Space Theatre

 

 

Southwark Playhouse

Community – Written by Gael van den Bossche
1-7 March 2016

 

MERGE Festival – Robin Linde Productions

Productions:

The Ever-expanding Travelling Tale

1 -4 October 2015

THEN/TOEN

23 – 27 June 2015

Caravan Theatre Shorts, site specific storytelling

 

SHUNT

Artist in Residence

The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face

September 2014, The Jetty in Greenwich

 

L’Avventura Productions

Productions:

I’d either die at 27 or live 4-ever

2 – 15 February 2013, Theatre de Nwe Vorst, Tilburg

 

R.A. Zimmerman against the Establishment

5 – 20 May 2012, Theater de Nwe Vorst, Tilburg

“Inspired by the ideals and life of Bob Dylan. A satirical view at today’s society and the moving story of the protesting youngster.

 

 

THEATRE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

 

English National Opera

Production: ENO Opera Works
Director: Martin Constantine

14th March – 13th May 2015, Bloomsbury Theatre London

 

Productiehuis Brabant

Production: ‘Terras’ by Marcel Osterop

Director: Lenneke Maas

6 – 18 August, Theater Festival Boulevard

November 2013 – February 2014, National Tour

 

Het Zuidelijk Toneel

Productions:
Heilig Vuur

Director: Matthijs Rumke (National Tour 2013)

Fluisteren

Director: Matthijs Rumke (National Tour 2011)

 

 

THEATRE FACILITATOR

 

Lyric Hammersmith

Drama teacher for Acting Up

Weekly drama classes for 14-17 and 18-21 year olds

September 2014 – current

 

HARTS Theatre Company

Young Company Director

Project: LOST Theatre Companies (ages 8-11, 12-15, 15-18, 18-15)

May – July 2016

 

Outside Edge Theatre

Director / Facilitator

Workshops and shows with ex-substance abusers

 

Cardboard Citizens

Director / Facilitator

Forum theatre with homeless people in London

 

Het Zuidelijk Toneel

Young Company Director

Productions:
Stories of 1001 Nights (June 2013)

Liefde in de Tijd van de Glasvezel (March 2012)

 

Academy for Theatre

Director / Drama teacher

Production: Zalig zijn de onwetenden

June 2012, STORM Theatre Festival

Nominated for ‘De Windvaan’ – Best Play at STORM Theatre Festival

 

 

FILM

Ghetto Film School

Art Department / Mentor
Production: Ghost of a Chance (LA Department)

Production: Genesis (New York Department)

31 July – 16 August 2016

 

Boris The Dog Productions

Art Department / 2nd AD

Production: Exile Incessant

Winner of ‘Best Short’ at LA Black Film Festival

Courses/Workshops  

–        Directing A Dynamic Space by Christopher Hayden

–        Improvisation by Frank Tortino

–        Le Cocq by Lucinka Eisner

–        Performing text by Ellen Deckwitz

–        Directing Techniques by Mechtild Prins

 

Awards and other activities  

2016 – Good Chance Theatre

Theatre/storytelling workshops with refugees in Calais Camp ‘The Jungle’

 

2014 – Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Young Directors Award

 

2012-2013 – Freelance Journalist for Brabants Dagblad

 

2012 – Publication of Short Stories
Book: ‘Ook Olifanten Moeten Door’ Publication: Graven 13, 2012

 

2012 – WriteNow! International Young Writers Contest – Winner

 

2010-2012 – Programmer at Theaters Tilburg

Programming and staging new writing theatre for young audiences.

 

 

 

For references please contact:

Nicholai LaBarrie – nicholai.labarrie@lyric.co.uk (Head of Emerging Artist and Young People)

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