Canopy Theater Stichting – Musicals, Theater Workshops



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photo: Jeroen Idema

George Hansel

George Hansel has worked in the theater as an actor, singer, professional clown, producer, director, lighting and technical designer and acting coach.  He ran the Black Box of Asbury Park, a non-profit performance space, for 12 years.  He is an inspiring and enthusiastic teacher who helps his students get the most out of whatever they’d like to do with acting.

Liza Pevzner

Liza did her final exams in drama and continued with the preparatory course LOT at Theater School Utrecht. After auditioning at various drama schools in the Netherlands, she started her studies in 2020 at the ArtEZ Docent Theater training in Zwolle. There she focuses her creative work on classical and absurd theater and is preparing for a teaching career in drama.


Bobby Brown

Bobby has been a Broadway show-tune enthusiast since he was a young child.  He started playing tuba and string bass in high school which began a musical trajectory in instrumental music. He attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago where he also got involved in amateur music theater playing rolls in South Pacific, Kiss Me Kate, The Sorcerer, and was musical director for Godspell.  After college, Bobby became the band director in three Denver area schools.  Bobby also founded and directed the Mile High Freedom Band, the Denver gay & lesbian marching & concert band. 

In 1996 Bobby immigrated to The Netherlands, became a Dutch citizen in 2000 and devoted his time to starting a gay tour company.  Since 2015 he sings in Amsterdam Gay Men’s Chorus Manoeuvre and has performed with the InPlayers in Cabaret, and Happily Ever After Production’s performance of Into The Woods.  

Lydia Muijen

Lydia Muijen has worked in theatre and film in Los Angeles and Europe. She has experience teaching, acting and directing.

Annebel Venmans

Annebel studied Dutch and Theater Studies and took part in Crea activities for a number of years. While working as a Dutch teacher at the Ichthuslyceum in Driehuis, she founded a theater group for students and directed and produced a number of major productions ranging from Sophocles to Shakespeare.

Amr Maged

Amr has been fond of theater (writing, acting, and directing) since he was a kid. Through the years he has always enjoyed being on and back-stage in many performances, for various audiences and in different languages (German, English, and Arabic).