May 27, 2019

This summer Marijn will be perform at the children's parade with the show 'The Boy Who doesn't dare to say YES'.

Together with actress Janna Adank, Marijn will try to see what happens when you are so afraid of the world that you don't dare to do anything anymore. A colorful show about daring to be yourself.

Do you want a piece of cake?

Do you want to wear your new swimsuit?

Do you want a sticker?

What if you are on vacation and don't dare to say YES anymore? Little Boy knows all about this. For days he has been hiding in a corner of the swimming pool between the inflatable toys. Until Girl, who dares to do everything, discovers him. Can she save Little Boy?

The performance will play on:

THE HAGUE11 &  14 juli

UTRECHT 27 juli & 4 augustus

AMSTERDAM 10 t.e.m. 12 augustus

Actor, writer: Marijn Claes

Actress: Janna Adank

Direcotr: Tabita Friis Kristinsen

Visual & scenography advice: Alex Baams

Production: Femke van Weperen

More info and tickets HERE

foto @diederickbulstraphotography

April 29, 2019

Today Marijn Claes started rehearsing at 'De Studio' of OT Rotterdam. During three weeks he will work with other theaterprofessionals on scenes and acts based on the theme of work. Under the guidance of Mirjam Koen and Gerrit Timmers, this will result in a performance.

'The studios of OT rotterdam have a long tradition that started with the Independent Theater. The purpose of a Studio is to make a presentation with a laboratory-like character. The participants work for three weeks on assignments, short scenes and acts, resulting in a performance. The final artistic responsibility lies with Mirjam Koen. Mirjam Koen received the ACT Award in 2017 for her contribution to talent development and diversity in the theater. The Studios were explicitly mentioned as very valuable for the development of starting and experienced players and makers.'

Performance dates:

17 may     20.00u

18 may     16.00u

19 may     16.00u

Tickets are available here

February 15, 2019

Strawberry has finished filming!

In this new short film by Leendert Roosenbrand, Marijn Claes will portray the part of Piccolo. Other roles are performed by Monic Hendrikx, René van 't Hof and Lowie van Oers. In this film, the story is told of four characters who's lives get intertwined during a fatal night in a hotel.

The film is now in post-production and will soon be shown in Amsterdam and at festivals

January 10, 2019

Today the first edition of 'WEEK' was posted on Instagram. 'WEEK' is a new project by Marijn Claes where he writes a short text about a news article from the previous week. This could be a dialogue, a poem, a little thought or anything in between. The goal is to give an image and think about what happens behind the scenes of a news article with as much fantasy as possible. 

For the first edition, Marijn has chosen the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Don't want to miss any of the editions? Follow Marijn here on instagram!

December 10, 2018

 Today Marijn received his MA Acting Diploma at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

During his studies, Marijn worked with famous industry professionals like: Mike Alfreds, Ben Naylor, Morwenna Rowe, Sarah Davey-Hull, Chris Bush, and others.

As part of his studies, Marijn researched the meanings and stigma's of 'Emotional Connection' and 'Stilness' within the actors' craft. whilst working on techniques and excercises to develop them within actor training. For his work he researched techniques by Mike Alfreds, Rudolf Laban, Amanda Brennan as well as Oriental holistic Methods like Qi Gong and Mindfulness. 

November 16, 2018

Yesterday, on the 15th of november, Marijn appeared again as Evangeline Eyecatcher in the show 'Eyecatcher' during Roomservice Wageningen.

Eyecatcher is an intimate encounter with Dragqueen Evangeline Eyecatcher. You're invited, as her BFF, to go back-stage and cheer her on for the single most important show in her life. Today she will be declaring her everlasting love, live on-stage, to one of her (straight) friends.

'He's always drunk when I'm near

Else I'm not even allowed to...

But if only you could see his eyes

I swear

On those moments

He loves me more than his own mother'

'Eyecatcher' has been translated into English especially for Roomservice Wageningen

Eyecatcher can also be booked for your festival! Contact Marijn here.

October 19, 2018

Today the 2nd episode of 'Lekker dan' was aired on the Youtube-channel of NPO3. In this online series, directed by Astrid van Keulen, Marijn can be seen in the part of Mark.

Lekker dan is a new webseries by AVROTROS about two roommates, Lykke and Marijn, who try to survive the jungle of work and the chaos in their personal lives.

You can watch the second episode above. For the other episodes you can go the website of AVROTROS here

De tweede aflevering met Marijn kan je hierboven bekijken. Voor de andere afleveringen kan je hier.

July 23, 2018

Today the trailer for 'Scenes from the End of the World' has been released! As a little teaser for the performances, you can hear Marijn sing the song 'Fuck the Seas' (the song starts halfway through the trailer).

Marijn Claes will be playing Morgan in this new production written by Chris Bush and directed by Sarah Davey-Hull at The Yard Theatre.

The show runs from the 24th untill the 27th of July.

Tickets can be booked via here

March 22, 2018

Especially written for the MA Acting (Contemporary) Ensemble at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 'Scenes from the End of the World' wil have it's world-premiere at The Yard theatre on the 24th of July.

The play has been written by Chris Bush (The Assassination Of Katie Hopkins at Theatre Clwyd, Periclesadaptation at the National Theatre) and wil be directed by Sarah Davey-Hull (Director of the bold & saucy theatre company.

“The ocean is boundless
But of this I’m sure
We must keep it clean
And we must keep it pure
For our sons and our daughters We must save the waters
For that’s how this place ought to be…

But fuck the seas! Fuck the seas!
Fuck all dolphins and all manatees!
I have no quarrel
With poisoning coral
Fuck the seas, fuck the seas, fuck the seas!”

In this play Marijn will be performing the part of Morgan. 

Tickets can be bought through here

January 9, 2018

From the 18th of April until the 21st Marijn wil be appearing as Kulyigin in the production 'The Three Sisters' Directed by Mike Alfreds. 

During his long career Mike has worked at, amongst others, The National Theatre, The Globe and Shared Experience. Next to this he has developped his own acting technique based on the works of Constantin Stanislavski and Rudolf Laban.

For this production he will work with the MA Acting (Contemporary) ensemble at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 

Tickets are available through here

November 8, 2017

At the beginning of this week it was announced that Marijn Claes will be starring as Gadgetpiet in the third season of 'On the Road to Boxing Day'. T

The first series of On the Road to Boxing Day was awarded with the 4-6 years (Audience Award) of Cinekid. Peter Faber will once again play the part of St. Nicholas, and besides Marijn Claes (Gadgetpiet), Andre Dongelmans (Planpiet), Rogier Schippers (Dirk Diamant) and Steef Hupkes (Ricardo Santo) will also star in the show.

The third season will be directed by Anna van Keimpinga.

The series will be shown every schoolday on Nickelodeon on Monday 13 November at 5:30 PM.

foto © Diederick Bulstra

November 5, 2017

On the 5th of October, Marijn Claes made a guest appearance in the Dutch Soap opera 'Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden'

You can watch the episode here

July 23, 2017

Today it was announced that the movie 'The Pain Body' has been selected for the Debut Competition of The Netherlands Film Festival.

The Pain Body is a short movie from director Gerson Oratmangoen and is inspired by the 'Kopschop'-incident from 2013 in Eindhoven. In this film, both the victim, the perpetrator and a helper are followed in a short poetic story. This movie cuts a big theme, namely the consequences of negative energy.

June 15, 2017

On the 6th of July, 2017, Marijn Claes will be awarded a Scholarship from the Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund. This to fund his further research as an actor through a Master's degree at the renowned 'The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama'. There, Marijn will study various acting techniques (such as Stanislavski, Viewpoints, Lecoq, Meisner, etc.) and the relationship between the playwright and the actor in developing new work.

We would like to thank the Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund for their generous contribution and help in making this possible.

February 9, 2017

On the 8th of February, an article about Stukafest Amsterdam was published in Red Press. For this article, Marijn Claes was interviewed about his first solo performance 'Eyecatcher

"According to Marijn, the proximity between the audience and the performer makes this a very intimate encounter. "You don't meet a Drag Queen everyday. But I hope, that during this performance, the audience starts seeing the similarities between themselves and Evangeline and realizes that there isn't a lot of difference between them and the outcast: Everybody is ultimately just human being in search for the same things."

Read the entire article on the website of Red Pers (Dutch)

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