Annemiek van Elst


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







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

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


Lyric Young Company

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


Associate Director of Nicholai LaBarrie (2015)

A digital play space based on the adventures of Don Quichote


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


The Ever-expanding Travelling Tale

1 -4 October 2015


23 – 27 June 2015

Caravan Theatre Shorts, site specific storytelling



Artist in Residence

The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face

September 2014, The Jetty in Greenwich


L’Avventura 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.





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

Heilig Vuur

Director: Matthijs Rumke (National Tour 2013)


Director: Matthijs Rumke (National Tour 2011)





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

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




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


–        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 – (Head of Emerging Artist and Young People)

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