This is us

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 Frisians have an immediate emotional bond, but also in Dutch and in other languages. We produce over 270 adventurous shows a year for some 25,000 children, youth and adults. In our productions, we relate global topics to our local reality, telling stories that haven’t yet been told, from every part of the community. Close by and connected. We talk about Fryslân in a changing world in which every perspective counts.


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
Gerard Jorna
Gerard Jorna
Rutger van der Hout
Rutger van der Hout
Jan Bruinsma
Jan Bruinsma
Gido Bamboe
Gido Bamboe technique, technique, technique, technique, technique, technique, technique
Sigrid Jonker
Sigrid Jonker
Marije Stapert
Marije Stapert stagiair techniek en vormgeving
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
Beppe Costa
Beppe Costa players, players
Pleun de Roode
Pleun de Roode
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
Eva Meijering
Eva Meijering
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
Gerwin de Vries
Gerwin de Vries theaterdocent
Jelke Rijpma
Jelke Rijpma theaterdocent
Sarah van der Meere
Sarah van der Meere actrice
Luna van Drunen
Luna van Drunen actrice, theaterdocent
Dimithri Postma
Dimithri Postma actor, actor, actor, actor, actor, actor, actor, actor, actor, actor, actor
Femke de Vries
Femke de Vries actrice
Wessel de Vries
Wessel de Vries text, text, text, text
Eelco Venema
Eelco Venema
Peter Sijbenga
Peter Sijbenga dramaturgy, dramaturgy, musicus, vertaler
Ira Judkovskaja
Ira Judkovskaja concept
Janneke de Haan
Janneke de Haan director, director, director, director, director
Minke Hoogenboezem
Minke Hoogenboezem assistant director
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 controller
Steven Hemstra
Steven Hemstra salarisadministratie
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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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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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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