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Downstage Left is an Amsterdam-based international theatre company. We perform in English but we come from many backgrounds, cultures and languages. Roughly half of our performances are local-brew plays written in English in Amsterdam. We dish up original  theatre in conventional and unconventional settings.

Who are you people?

Downstage Left was founded by Anastasia Reshetnikova, Andy Cowie, Annika van der Vegt, Ben Evans, Borislava Todorova, Brian Ligthart, Denis Burke, Jon Calado, Katharina Olsen, Silvia Pietrosanti and Yulia Prokhorova. Quin Mero, Katarina Barcikova, and Christine Blakely came on board a little while later.

But… but… how can I get involved with Downstage Left?

That’s a sensible question. We are often looking for technicians, lighting designers, stage managers, stage crew, set designers and builders, marketing and fund raising support, and even actors and directors. Downstage Left is run entirely by volunteers so please note we are not in a position to offer paid work. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch here

Do you folks do parties?

As a matter of fact we do. We have a whole repertoire of one acts ranging from 10-45 minutes in duration. Most are comic-dramas (think pieces with lots of comic relief). We have performed in theatres, bars, studio spaces and even living rooms. Our shows are specially selected to require very little staging. Do get in touch if you would like to know more.

What’s next?

Our next show Don’t Dress for Dinner, by Marc Camoletti, is a hilarious farce. It plays from November 14-17, 2019, at Het Polanentheater Amsterdam. Click here for tickets.

Active since 2017, Downstage Left’s work so far includes Tamara, Playground 1: Love in Pieces, A 2016 Love Story and Playground 2: Crossed Wires. The company has performed together in several venues including De Nieuwe Anita, Mezrab, the Clifford and ZID.

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Images: Arjen Veldt, Daniel Fornies Soria, Brian Ligthart, Victoria Prokhorova
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