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Tags: Theatre, Shakespeare, monologues, adaptations, fragmentation, directing, acting, dance dramaturgy, community art.


Welcome to my website. My name is  Annemarie de Bruijn and I'm the artistic director of the Dutch theatre company Het Vijfde Bedrijf (transl. The Fifth Act). 


Besides producing, mostly, my own work at Het Vijfde Bedrijf I love to work freelance for third parties in various theatre-related fields such as acting, directing, teaching and producing. 

On this site I will briefly highlight some of my freelance activities and side projects I've done in alphabetical order. If you would like to know more than this site has to offer please feel free to contact me. 

Photography Roderik Rotting

Annemarie de Bruijn

Camera and editing by AAP Productions

Lady M
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'Lady M', 2007 - present. Text published in 2016

My experience as an actor primarily consists of a list of monologues and solo performances. As an actor in my own work I like to zoom in on the bit parts in (classical) literature, giving them a more prominent place in history, never losing the comical aspect of tragic events.

A lot of the work is based on Shakespeare and has been performed in and outside of The Netherlands. Because of these works I found myself at  Shakespeare&Company in 2017, Massachusetts, USA. 

Besides this I work a lot with writer and director Hans van den Boom within my company Het Vijfde Bedrijf and as a freelancer I'm always open to new collaborations. 

For a more extensive overview of my work as an actor, click here.


Camera and editing by Jasper Masthoff