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This is us

We play over 270 shows a year for some 25.000 audience members

Tryater is the only multilingual theatre company in Fryslân and forms a part of the Basic National Cultural Infrastructure. We play all over Fryslân; in theatres, on ice rinks, in schools and in factories. Mainly in Frisian, the language with which Tryater is the multilingual theatre company in Fryslân and is part of the Basic National Cultural Infrastructure. We put on over 270 large and small-scale multilingual productions (at least in Frisian and Dutch) each year for some 25,000 children, youth and adults. Based in Leeuwarden but performing all over Friesland and beyond, you see us in theatres, villages, in schools and on location. We bring out new stories, that are close to the heart of our audience, drawing on all the experience we have gained since our founding in 1965 and on the inspiration and energy given by the young talent we work with. 

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Tatiana Pratley
Tatiana Pratley artistic director
Valentijn Fit
Valentijn Fit business director
Amarins Jansma
Amarins Jansma production manager, trainee zakelijk directeur
Nina Thunnissen
Nina Thunnissen
Jelly Steenstra
Jelly Steenstra coördination business network
Tineke Fopma
Tineke Fopma executive secretariat
An de Wrede
An de Wrede loyalty and sponsoring
Berber van Oyen
Berber van Oyen manager public a.i.
Rixt Bottema
Rixt Bottema planning, ticket sales and CRM
Cristine Barends-Rotgans
Cristine Barends-Rotgans
Willemina de Jong
Willemina de Jong marketing & PR, marketing & PR
Björn Dol
Björn Dol DTP stagiair
Jannie van der Veen
Jannie van der Veen manager education
Sytse Jansma
Sytse Jansma education, education
Nienke Rullmann
Nienke Rullmann
Ekko de Bakker
Ekko de Bakker production manager
Nina Postma
Nina Postma productie
Aart Laferte
Aart Laferte hoofd techniek
Ben Vrielink
Ben Vrielink
Bart Schurer
Bart Schurer technique, technique, technique, technique, technique
Gerard Jorna
Gerard Jorna
Jan Bruinsma
Jan Bruinsma
Sigrid Jonker
Sigrid Jonker
Marije Stapert
Marije Stapert design and technician trainee
Hilly Kronemeijer
Hilly Kronemeijer interne dienst, vrijwilligerscoördinatie en productie
Myrna Sikkes
Myrna Sikkes pandbeheer
Lisa Ronner
Lisa Ronner pandbeheer
Joukje Bosch
Joukje Bosch coördinatie kostuumatelier
Karel Hermans
Karel Hermans theatermaker
Aukje Schaafsma
Aukje Schaafsma actrice, theatermaker
Tamara Schoppert
Tamara Schoppert actrice
Lourens van den Akker
Lourens van den Akker
Marjolein Ley
Marjolein Ley actrice
Beppe Costa
Beppe Costa
Pleun de Roode
Pleun de Roode
Marthe Elzinga
Marthe Elzinga
Rowan Veltman
Rowan Veltman
Cas Bouwman
Cas Bouwman
Leòn Ali Çifteci
Leòn Ali Çifteci players, players, players, players, players, players, players, players
Ali Zijlstra
Ali Zijlstra
Steven Ivo
Steven Ivo
Eva Meijering
Eva Meijering
Menno Pranger
Menno Pranger assistant director, assistant director
Eline de Vries
Eline de Vries actrice
Raymond Muller
Raymond Muller
Brecht Wassenaar
Brecht Wassenaar actrice, theaterdocent
Romke Gabe Draaijer
Romke Gabe Draaijer theaterdocent
Sjoerd Blom
Sjoerd Blom theaterdocent
Nynke Heeg
Nynke Heeg actrice
Mattheüs Douwes
Mattheüs Douwes actor, actor, actor, actor, actor, actor, actor, actor, actor, actor
Gerwin de Vries
Gerwin de Vries theaterdocent
Jelke Rijpma
Jelke Rijpma theaterdocent
Luna van Drunen
Luna van Drunen actrice, theaterdocent
Mats Voshol
Mats Voshol music
Wessel de Vries
Wessel de Vries text, text, text, text
Eelco Venema
Eelco Venema
Peter Sijbenga
Peter Sijbenga musicus, vertaler
Ira Judkovskaja
Ira Judkovskaja concept
Janneke de Haan
Janneke de Haan director, director, director, director, director
Minke Hoogenboezem
Minke Hoogenboezem
Maarten Bos
Maarten Bos dramaturgy, dramaturgy, dramaturgy
Hanne Pierrot
Hanne Pierrot
Mathilde van der Hoop
Mathilde van der Hoop costumes, costumes
Afke Manshanden
Afke Manshanden scenograaf
Calle de Hoog
Calle de Hoog scenograaf
Janne Sterke
Janne Sterke scenograaf
Willy van Assen
Willy van Assen danser, dansmaker
Johan van der Berg
Johan van der Berg financiën (Scheffer-Administraties)
Steven Hemstra
Steven Hemstra financiën (Scheffer-Administraties)
Enny Breukel
Enny Breukel financiën (Scheffer-Administraties)
Jelle Terwal
Jelle Terwal voorzitter freonebestjoer

Inclusivity and accessibility

Tryater feels it is important to be as accessible as possible to everyone. The foyer and the main and small auditoriums are easily accessible for those who have difficulty walking. When we perform on location, we recommend checking our website or that of the location for accessibility.

Many of our productions are accessible to the deaf or hard-of-hearing thanks to surtitles or Goggle Glasses. This is indicated per production on the website. Tryater often selects a number of performances in the series for translation using surtitles or Google Glasses.  

Tryater aims to ensure one performance per tour is accessible for those who are blind or partially sighted. The foundation Komt het Zien! (Come and See!) helps to make it possible to follow a production when audiovisually impaired, thanks to live audio descriptions and meet & feel introductions. More information is available on www.komthetzien.nl

About Tryater

About Tryater

Tryater is the multilingual theatre company in Fryslân and is part of the Basic Cultural Infrastructure in the Netherlands. We play all over Fryslân: in theatres, on ice rinks, in schools and in factories. Mainly in Frisian, the language with which Frisians have an immediate emotional bond, but also in Dutch and in other languages.

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Hire

Hire

Tryater has a beautiful foyer and a waterside terrace. The bar is well stocked and there are of course catering options such as for a long lunch, an intimate dinner, a buffet or a high tea. We can meet your wishes at any time of day.

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History

History

Tryater’s history takes us back to 1965 when the Fryske Toanielstifting (the Frisian theatre company) was founded. This makes it the oldest company in the country.

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