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GIF / POISON / ITYHEFU premieres in South Africa

"Deeply Moving ... Masterfully Acted ... Smart Direction" - Volksblad

GIF / POISON / ITYHEFU premiered at the Vrystaat Arts Festival in PACOFS, Bloemfontein. After directing the English world premiere of this beautiful Dutch play by Lot Vekemans Off Broadway in NYC last year, I was excited to make the South African version come to life in Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa. Wonderfully performed by Tinarie van Wyk-Loots, Atandwa Kani & Mahlodi Kenny Rakotsoane. Beautiful design by Guy De Lancey...



POISON premieres Off Broadway to great acclaim...

POISON by Lot Vekemans received its English language & North American premiere with a 5 week run Off Broadway at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row 42nd Street NYC. This all could not have been possible without Origin Theatre Company and its artistic director George Heslin. I could not be happier with how overwhelmingly positive the reponses have been and I'm so proud of the entire cast & crew. The production received high praises in reviews - here are a few:

New York Times - Critics’ Pick!:...


V:Virtue of Victory - international preview in TheaterLab NYC

The solo piece ​V:Virtue of Victory had its first international preview at TheaterLab NYC. Written and performed by Dutch actress Thirsa van Til (Soldier of Orange, ANNE, Falling Apart) and brought to you by producers TTPioneerProductions & Studio Dubbelagent, director Erwin Maas (Poison, The Hundred we Are, ​Welcome to the Woods) and award-winning lighting designer Guy de Lancey (Finding Fellini, Hole in the Wall, American Bladerunner) the ​original Dutch play​ V:Virtue of Victory had its...


In rehearsals for the Off Broadway production of American Premiere POISON (GIF) by Lot Vekemans

Rehearsals have started and I'm thrilled to be bringing this amazing Dutch play by Lot Vekemans to New York and American audiences. After directing the reading, of the then newly translated English version of "GIF", in the HotINK Festival at The Lark Theatre in 2013, it took several more years to bring this internationally acclaimed play to the American stage.

“About a man and a woman who lost a child, then themselves and eventually each other.”

After many years of separation, a man and a...

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