As a student of The Toneelacademie Maastricht, you work hard – searching for your own power of expression and inspiration. Studying at the Academy requires dedication and enthusiasm. But at the same time the protected environment provided by the Academy gives you the scope to seek for and work towards that final moment when everything comes together: your production, your performance, your direction, your staging. And all that time you’re being encouraged by your instructors and fellow students. The Toneelacademie Maastricht renowned both in the Netherlands and beyond. Countless well-known stage, TV, and film actors trained with us, as did a large number of theatre directors, artistic directors, dramatists, and scriptwriters.
The profession of actor, director, performer or stage designer imposes heavy demands. You need to be a virtuoso within your discipline. You must be able to surprise people, to seduce them, and to move them. It’s you who has to get the power of the story across. We impose those same heavy demands during the programme. We start with professional skills and we coach students one-on-one. In that way, we share in the responsibility for your future.
Listen HERE to a podcast where Rob Ligthert, dean of the Toneelacademie, has a conversation with Theo Maassen. About the making of Art in a safe environment. Where you can fail and fail again but better. This podcast is part of the serie 'Experiences for beginners'.