Canopy Theater Stichting – Musicals, Theater Workshops





Jonathan is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School in Toronto and Master Student at Toneelacademie Maastricht. He has worked in live theater, events, print media, film and design for the past 15 years. He was artistic director of East West Theater in Shanghai for 5 seasons and has been a part of project teams at Red Gate International Shanghai, Nutricia, The Royal Shakespeare Company (UK), and “Bard on the Beach” (Vancouver).


Frieda is a classical flutist and graduate of Northwestern University and the Koninklijk Conservatorium. She performs, has taught flute privately since 1983 and at Platform C (Muziekschool Amstelveen) since 1991. She is a qualified English teacher and has taught at the Mediacollege Amsterdam (vocational school), Artez Conservatory, InHolland (University of Applied Sciences), the Stichting Joodse Kindergemeenschap Cheider (high school) and privately for adults, teenagers and children.  She has been involved in amateur theater her whole life on stage and behind the scenes with music direction and more. For Canopy she brings her many years of board experience and a great enthusiasm for the theater.



Cristina studied social communication and journalism in Belgium, and has a master’s degree in Media and Digital culture from the University of Amsterdam. She is a feminist activist and has worked in NGOs on women’s rights issues the last 20 years. As Canopy’s treasurer, she brings her professional experience working as a project manager and fundraiser.

George Hansel - Consultant

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 - Teacher

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.


photos: Date van Utteren and Jeroen Idema