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    27th Letter Theatre

  • Who I Am

    My name is

    Saskia

    world citizen & creative

    Project Director in the digital tech industry by trade, I have a huge passion for theatre, story telling, and travelling. I have lived in 6 different countries around the globe.

    My passion is storytelling

    captivating & emotive

    Stories fascinate me. I read my first book when I was 2 years old, I performed in my first play when I was 5 years old, and I wrote my first short story when I was 7 years old.

    The world is my stage

    inside out & outside in

    I direct, I act, I write. I travel. I've made theatre, film, and stories in collaboration with other world citizens - both in person and online.

  • What I Do

     

    directing

    In June 2016 I directed my first full-length play; There Has Possibly Been an Incident, for KDC Theatre. I directed 3 short plays as part of KDC Theatre's Full Stack show in 2019, and in November 2019 I directed Animal Farm for KDC.

    I have directed many short plays, rehearsed readings, and short films for Directors Cut Theatre Company since its inception in 2015.

     

    I am currently working on three new plays; Not Such Stuff written by Chris Wind, a stage adaptation of Dutch YA book "De Krant Van Morgen" by Lydia Rood, and an untitled project written by Pete Talman.

     

    As a director I work collaboratively, I try to teach as well as coach, make it fun for everyone while getting the best out of my actors and crew.

     

    acting

    My first steps on stage were during a community centre kids' show about immigration and homelessness. I lost a tooth during that show! I haven't lost any teeth on stage since, but I have been on many stages.

     

    All throughout primary and secondary school, high school, and university, I was part of theatre groups and took many short acting courses. After university I became part of a local theatre company in my hometown of Amersfoort in Holland. I took acting courses at CSSD in London and NIDA in Sydney.

     

    I love being on stage, pretending to be a mother, a bus driver, a vampire. Most recently, I performed a short extract from Waiting For Godot for South London Theatre at West Norwood Cemetery.

     

    stage managing

    Directors Cut Theatre Company was founded in 2015 by creative director and friend Heather Ward. I have been working with her at DCTC since the start, first as stage manager and now as associate artist. I still stage manage for all DCTC shows; Make The Cut, Write to Right, Art From The Heart, and the Directors Club showcases.

     

    In September 2015, I acted as stage manager for Kate Moore's These Shining Lives at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington.

    In 2017 and 2018, I stage managed 2 shows for the New Theatre in Sydney: After The Dance and Fucking Men.

    producing

    I created my own production company, 27th Letter Theatre, in 2019 in preparation of staging Not Such Stuff at the Camden Fringe Festival in London, in 2020. COVID-19 threw a spanner in the works, but 27th Letter Theatre has produced a few short films since, and I am producing all shows I am directing.

  • Upcoming Work

    this is what I am currently working on

    Not Such Stuff

    Director

    Written by Chris Wind, Not Such Stuff features 8 women from Shakespeare's plays that take the stage and speak up against the cards that they were dealt by their author.

     

    Premiere: 25 January 2022

    Tickets HERE

    Untitled project

    Director

    A series of vignettes about the male-female relationship throughout time. Written by Pete Talman.

     

    Expected premiere: 2022

    De Krant Van Morgen

    Director & Translator

    Young Adult play based on the Dutch book De Krant Van Morgen, written by Lydia Rood.

     

    Expected premiere: 2023

  • Not Such Stuff

    written by chris wind

    Tickets on sale now!

    CLICK HERE to buy your tickets from South London Theatre.

    25 -29 January 2022

    South London Theatre, West Norwood

     

    Juliet, Lady M, Kate, Portia, Regan, Ophelia, Marina, Miranda.

     

    Romeo & Juliet, MacBeth, Taming of the Shrew, Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Hamlet, The Tempest, Perecles.

     

    Suicide, Suicide, spousal abuse, betrayal, lack of parental trust, suicide, forced prostitution, and parental manipulation.

     

    Definitely not the best outcome for any of the women in the Great Bard's plays. So it's time for them to stand up and speak up. No longer will they allow their author and the men in their stories to spread untruths about them, shove them away in corners, ignore them, or treat them like less than human beings.

     

    "Not Such Stuff" asks the question, what if Shakespeare's women had a moment to address their lot in life, as imagined by their author? The answer: Organise a press conference and set the record straight.

     

     

    Cast & Creatives
     
    Juliet: Oriana Charles
    Lady M: Lydia Cashman
    Kate: Milly Walters
    Portia: Claire-Monique Martin
    Regan: Anya Sayadian
    Ophelia: Rushma Thapa
    Marina: Bryony Tebbutt
    Miranda: Tânia Pais
    Directed by: Saskia van 't Hoff
    Produced by: Penny Gkritzapi
     

    Tickets on sale now! CLICK HERE to buy your tickets from South London Theatre.

  • What I Think About

    thoughts, musings, and ruminations

  • Contact Me

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