Actors Horror & Lebensraum

Luc van Esch
Luc van Esch(1969)
Luc van Esch was born in 1969 and graduatedfrom the Mime department at the Amsterdam School of the Arts in 1996. He went on to work professionally with Els Inc., Aya dance theatre company, Erik Whien, Keren Cytter, Jochen Stechmann, Danielle van Vree and many others.
Luc produced his own work through his theatre company Ubbergen until 2008, when he graduated from the DasArts advanced theatre and performance studies course. In addition to his work as a performer, he is a freelance director. Luc previously performed in Jakop Ahlbom’s Bug; he is currently appearing in Horror.
Yannick Greweldinger
Yannick Greweldinger(1988)
Yannick Greweldinger was born in 1988 and graduated in 2011 from the Mime department at Amsterdam School of the Arts. He has performed in plays by Ivana Muller, Oystein Johansen and others. He also directs his own shows as part of Mimetheatergroep Botlek ,together with Dwayne Toemere. Yannick previously performed in Jakop Ahlbom’s Innenschau, Hoffmann (at the Deutsche Oper) and Lebensraum; he is currently appearing in Horror.
Silke Hundertmark
Silke Hundertmark(1973)
Silke Hundertmark was born in 1973 and graduated in Modern Theatre Dance in Amsterdam in 1998. She started working intensively with Jakop Ahlbom after graduating. She also works with various choreographers in the Netherlands and Germany, including Antje Pfundtner and Andrew Morrish, and regularly performs for artist-puppeteer Ulrike Quade. Silke previously performed in Jakop Ahlbom’s Stella Maris, Lost, Nur zur Erinnerung, Vielfalt, Innenschau and Lebensraum; she is currently appearing in Horror. For her role as the doll in Lebensraum she was nominated for the prestigious Colombina award for the best female supporting role in the 2011-2012 theatre season.
Judith Hazeleger
Judith Hazeleger (1982)
Judith Hazeleger was born in 1982 and graduated in 2010 from the Mime department at the Theaterschool in Amsterdam. She is currently appearing in Antigone by Ulrike Quade and Nicole Beutler, in which she and Koen Kreulen form a mime duo. Judith also directs and performs her own solo work for various locations and festivals. In addition to her theatre work, she has appeared in films directed by Bobbie Koek (Equilibrium Sepsis), Lisette Olsthoorn (in ontwikkeling) and Felix van Cleeff (Black Dog). Judith previously performed in Jakop Ahlbom’s Vielfalt, Innenschau and Het leven een Gebruiksaanwijzing; she is currently appearing in Horror.
Sofieke de Kater
Sofieke de Kater(1982)
Sofieke de Kater was born in 1982 and graduated in 2009 from the Toneelschool en Kleinkunstacademie in Amsterdam. Her acting credits include work for Toneelgroep De Appel, Huis van Bourgondië and Stichting Nieuwe Helden. Sofieke previously performed in Jakop Ahlbom’s Vielfalt, Het Leven Een Gebruiksaanwijzing and Bug; she is currently appearing in Horror.
Gwen Langenberg
Gwen Langenberg (1976)
Gwen Langenberg was born in 1976 and graduated as a dancer at the Amsterdam School of the Arts in 1998. She has since worked in film, dance theatre and dance theatre for young audiences. She has worked for Theatergroep Siberia, Compagnie Squeeze, Theatre Espace, Joop van den Ende, Suzy Blok, Saskia Bodeke and Peter Greenaway, Danstheater Aya and Cecilia Moisi. Gwen previously performed in Jakop Ahlbom’s Innenschau, Vielfalt, Het Leven Een Gebruiksaanwijzing and Hoffmann at the Deutsche Oper. She is currently appearing in Horror.
Maurits van den Berg
Maurits van den Berg(1983)
Maurits van den Berg graduated in 2007 as actor/director at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. He made and played the familyshow Dudes for Theatre company Beumer & Drost and won the national youth theatre prize the Silver Cricket for best production. He also played at NNT, Bonte Hond, The Toneelmakerij and NTjong. He and Rik van den Bos founded theatre-company Berg&Bos. In 2013 they made their first theatrical production Drive-in in collaboration with Bellevue Lunchtheater. In 2016 their second stageplay A Coming of Age for Elderly premiered, which will be conversed to a motion picture in 2018. He is currently appearing in Horror.
Reinier Schimmel
Reinier Schimmel(1970)
Reinier Schimmel was born in 1970 and graduated in 1995 from the Expressionist Dance Theatre department at the Tilburg Dance Academy. As a dancer he has performed in work by choreographers Ismaël Ivo, Johann Kresnik, Ruby Edelman, Pia Meuthen, Piet Rogie and Suzy Blok. He has also acted in several plays for Theatercompagnie directed by Theu Boermans, for whom he also played the part of Bram Goudschmidt in the musical Soldaat Van Oranje for an entire season. Reinier previously performed in Jakop Ahlbom’s Vielfalt, Innenschau, Lebensraum and Bug; he is currently appearing in Horror.

Crew

Wilma Kuite
Wilma Kuite (1970)
Wilma Kuite is an autodidact. Born in 1970, she has been the business manager of Stichting Pels/Jakop Ahlbom since 2005. She is the company’s financial policy and international and national agent booking agent. Wilma also runs her own company Alles voor de Kunsten, through which she manages Servaes Nelissen, Beppe Costa/Merals Harem, Esther Scheldwacht and Gienke Deuten. She is also the booking agent for shows by Trouble Man/Sadettin Kirmiziyüz, CW Boost, Likeminds/Fahd Lahrzaoui, the small auditorium of the Nationale Toneel, Theaterproductiehuis Zeelandia, Lies Pauwels, Feikes Huis and Art-Jan de Vries.
Judith Wendel
Judith Wendel(1966)
Judith Wendel was born in 1966 and read Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is Jakop Ahlbom’s permanent dramaturge and works for other theatre directors and choreographers. As a writer she creates and publishes texts about artists’ work together with the artists concerned. She also writes policy plans and publicity copy for a variety of artists. Judith teaches dramaturgy at the Scenography and Production in the Performing Arts department at Amsterdam’s Theaterschool, where she is also involved in the development of Creative Producing, organising international symposiums on the subject. Judith has sat on a variety of cultural commissions, and she also provides introductions for plays and moderates Q&A sessions.