Welcome to the website of Annechien Koerselman

stage director and playwright in Drama, Music Theatre & Opera

Annechien Koerselman (1976) graduated at the Academy of Dramatic Arts Maastricht, specialization stage direction.

Since she has worked as a stage director in Drama, Music Theatre and Opera in the Netherlands and abroad.

Furthermore, she writes scripts, adapts novels for the stage and translates plays.

Sometimes she also designs the light and/or set and/or costumes and/or video for the performances she stages.

With some regularity Annechien is also providing various organizations artistic and productional advice, commissioned by them

she writes applications for cultural subvention and is working as a dramaturge at several (music)theatre- and dance productions.

Last of all, she teaches as freelance drama teacher within her workingfield.

Currently

Black Box Theatre

  • DE BEKENTENIS

  • DE WOLF EN DE ZEVEN GEITJES

  • DONDERSTEEN

  • DRIE VROUWEN RONDOM KONING WILLEM I

  • Het Huis van de Toekomst

    Fotografie © Leo van Velzen

    CREW

    Regie, Toneelbewerking, Muzieksamenstelling: Annechien Koerselman

    Auteur Roman: Tahar Ben Jelloun

    Décor & Kostuumontwerp: Linda Eijssen

    Lichtontwerp: Jan Harm Wagner

    Producent: Literair Theater Branoul, Den Haag


     

    Premiere: 21 mei 2005 Literair Theater Branoul Den Haag

    CAST

    Spel: Joost Claes, Meral Polat

  • HET HUIS VAN DE TOEKOMST

  • HET IS EEN GESEL, DAT VERLANGEN...

  • IS JAZZ MUSIC TOO

  • The Garden of the Innocent

    Photography © Pan Sok

    CREW

    Stage direction, Stage adaptation, Musical composition: Annechien Koerselman

    Author Novel: Kristien Hemmerechts

    Set- & Videodesign: Ekkehard van Roosendaal

    Costumedesign: Annechien Koerselman

    Lightdesign: Barend Kerkhoff-Lagaaij

    Producer: Literary Theater Branoul, The Hague


     

    Premiere: September 21, 2001 Literair Theater Branoul The Hague

    Premiere: December 01, 2001 De Vorst Tilburg Selectie Serie Nieuwe Theatermakers

    Premiere: October, 01 2003 Theater Orpheus Apeldoorn

    CAST

    Actress: Mariette Zabel

  • The House of the Future

    Photography © Leo van Velzen

    CREW

    Stage direction, Stage adaptation, Musical composition: Annechien Koerselman

    Author Novel: Tahar Ben Jelloun

    Set- & Costumedesign: Linda Eijssen

    Lightsdesign: Jan Harm Wagner

    Producer: Literair Theater Branoul, The Hague


     

    Premiere: May 21, 2005 Literary Theater Branoul The Hague

    CAST

    Actors: Joost Claes, Meral Polat

  • The Secret Book of Caioni

    Photography © Claudia Hansen

     

    CREW

    Concept & Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Video-design: Jaromir Mulders / Videoconcept: Annechien Koerselman

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman

    Organisation: Ensemble Black Pencil Almere (NL)


     

    premiere February 13, 2023, De Kunstlinie, Almere (NL)

     

    CAST

    Ensemble Black Pencil:

    Recorder, Performance: Jorge Isaac

    Pan flute, Performance: Matthijs Koene

    Viola, Performance: Esra Pehlivanli

    Accordion, Performance: Marko Kassl

    Percussion, Performance: Enric Montfort

  • THE SECRET BOOK OF CAIONI

  • The Unicorn, The Gorgon & The Manticore

    Photography © Boy Hazes

     

    CREW

    Composition & Libretto: Gian Carlo Menotti

    Conductor: Anthony Zielhorst

    Concept & Stage direction: Annechien Koerselman

    Realisation Costumes & Props: Janneke Tangelder & Renee Heeringa

    Lightdesign: Annechien Koerselman

    Producer: Georg Bröring, Irene Elich, Ewald de Wilde de Ligny

    Graphical design: Boy Hazes

    Organisation: Het Nederlands Zangtheater Amsterdam


     

    premiere May 20, 2022, Het Amsterdams Theaterhuis, Amsterdam

     

    CAST

    Choir: Het Nederlands Zangtheater:

    Sopranos: Marja Beuk, Adelheid Brouwer, Mecheline Draafsel, Karin Nijenhuis, Alice Ruijzenaars, Carla Schaaij, Janneke Tangelder

    Altos: Maria Boschman, Yvonne Drost, Renee Heeringa, Bernadette Houdijk, Christelle van der Meer, Marijke Spronk, Annemiek Vos

    Tenors: Georg Bröring, Jos Marcus, Ron Roozendaal, Hans School, Wilbert te Velde

    Basses: Tejo van Gaalen, Willem Pool, Peter Staats, Ewald de Wilde de Ligny

    Piano: Ruud Zielhorst

  • THE UNICORN, THE GORGON & THE MANTICORE

  • TUIN DER ONSCHULDIGEN

  • When Witches put a spell

    Photography © Festival de Parade & Ronald Knapp (The Canalfestival)

    CREW

    Stage direction & Script: Annechien Koerselman

    Musicdramaturgy: Dividivi3

    Production leading: Dividivi3, Amsterdam

    Organisation: Dividivi3 & Grachtenfestival Amsterdam


     

    premiere August 13, 2016, The Canalfestival, Amsterdam

    CAST

    Flute & Performance: Rieneke Brink (Dividivi3)

    English horn & Performance: Paloma de Beer (Dividivi3)

    (Base)clarinet & Performance: Ilse Eijsink (Dividivi3)

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