Having found a fabulous successor to lead the Expatriate Archive Centre, I choose to continue at STET.
This means that you cannot always please your base, but you can make them aware how important this work is for you, so they accept that you are not always there for them. And it is equally rewarding to share your own knowledge and skills with others and often creates new opportunities again.
I am a happy person that leads STET The English Theatre.
I firmly believe in the role of art as a uniting tool and experience that can help us going forward on deeper levels and create a better universal understanding for each other in this world.
My dream would be that more people can be touched by art and moved positively in protecting their relationships and environment.
Theatre practitioners from around the world are brought in by STET to provide the international community (including many Dutch internationals) with a high quality theater programme all year round.
And STET was one of the producers of the first ever English language Shakespeare Festival, which will continue in the years to come.
I qualified as a lawyer and a social worker and did one year of drama school.
My first dream job was actually when I lived close to London and worked for Southwark Playhouse, a wonderful studio theater south of the Thames in London. After our return to the Netherlands I set up STET The English Theatre in 2006 and created my own dream-job.
Southwark Playhouse provides very high quality theater productions but is also deeply rooted in the community it is based in. As the money was not so great I found another dream-job in 2008 in the Expatriate Archive Centre.