Under de Toer works with a compact project group in which the initiators (Bouke Oldenhof and Jos Thie) work alongside other experienced professionals. The project is made possible by financial support from Leeuwarden- Fryslân 2018 and the Prince Bernhard Culture fund.
Jos Thie has lived in Wergea for over 20 years and was the artistic director of Tryater (i,e Abe, Peer Gynt, Orfeo Aqua, Kening Lear, Twa, Pak ‘m Stanzi) from 1994 to 2004. Jos was also the artistic director of Werk in Uitvoering, Ro theatre, De Utrechtse Spelen and Faderpaard. He is the director of Jochem Myjer and Armin van Buuren.
Bouke Oldenhof is dramatist , theatre producer, play writer, translator and reviewer. He wrote amongst other things the known Frisian language plays ‘Abe’, ‘Peer Gynt’ ‘De Rolbrêge’, ‘Rispinge’ and ‘Feteranen’.
Tamara Schoppert is known among the Frisian audience for her acting roles in Tryater (Ronja de Roversdochter, Pak ‘m Stanzi). As director/producer she has produced multiple youth performances in the last few years (Dixi, Fabelkracht, Biggels en Tuiten, Mama Gazoline). She recently played in PeerGroup’s successful play ‘Grutte Pier fan Kimswert’ and in Pier21’s DOEK! As artistic director she helped build up the annual UITfestival in Leeuwarden from 2010 to 2014 and was interim project leader of ‘De Reis’, the participation project of Keunstwurk during the summer of 2016.
Freek van Duijn is an experienced cultural entrepreneur. He was the business director of the RO Theater (1985-1996), director of Schouwburg Arnhem and Musis Sacrum (1996-2002). He has been working as an advisor, interim manager and project leader for a diverse number of cultural institutions, including many large theatres and theatre companies in the Netherlands since 2002.
Sjoeke Marije Wallendal graduated in 2006 at the Theatre in Education program (ArtEZ Zwolle) after which she did directing assignments on a freelance basis, including these for her own foundation NijT. Since 2013 she is one of the directors of the collective of the Kameroperahuis. In 2015 she won the Masters Director of the RITCS in Brussels. At the same time she followed a postgraduate degree in sensory experience theater at the Teatro de los Sentidos in Barcelona.
Foundation Under de Toer
The board consists of Thom van der Goot (chairman), Sjoerd IJbema and Klaas Scheffer. The board of directors consists of:Freek van Duijn (buisiness director) and Jos Thie (artistic director).
Use the links to view the annual report, project plan and the annual accounts.
Under de Toer is one of the Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 projects. The opening performance in the Grote Jacobijner Kerk in Leewarden is made possible by the financial contribution of Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018. All 32 projects are included in the programme of the Cultural Capital event.
Prince Bernhard culture funds
The Prince Bernhard Culture Fund is the most important financial contributor of the 32 manifestations in the different churches. The fund’s goal is to stimulate collaboration between professional artists, associations and initiators from the local community who produce art in their free time. For each project the fund offers a maximum amount of 12.000 Euros. Moreover, the fund also offers extra financial resources for support for both art/content and practical/organisational aspects.
Each project is responsible for their own budget which means other revenue streams besides the contribution of the Prince Bernhard fund are possible. For example revenue from ticket sales, sponsorship and contributions from other funds.
Pictures: Tryntsje Nauta