Marc Staljanssens
Amsterdam / NL
about me
My home town of Brussels has a long tradition of puppet theater, which is probably why making and playing puppets was a standard part of the primary school program. At the atheneum I received my first classical theater acting lessons, and I developed my passion for theatre. At that time, my first mentor and subject teacher was my mother's cousin who had played for many years in Flemish theater in Brussels. After completing my AEP training in 1969, I worked for more than 15 years at the Group IFAC, among other things with problem youth, in addition to being a puppeteer as an inclusive sports, physical expression and movement theater instructor/director.
My first major stage experience came with the musical play Zigger-Zagger, directed by Michael Croft, in 1969 at the Festival of Spa and during season 69-70 at the TNB (Théâtre National de Belgique) in Brussels, where I specifically completed the internal chorus singer course. (with play, song, dance and fight) had successfully completed.
Due to circumstances I continued my studies and started a broad international career in which I was very often active as a training actor with various additional training courses, including in the US and Italy. At the end of 2010 I stopped consulting and went back to acting on a full-time basis. Through my many travels I have come into contact with repertory theater worldwide, and perhaps with all possible forms of expression. I now also give specialized acting lessons on request, for example as an inclusive theater teacher at the 5D Theaterwerkplaats in Amsterdam.

Most important tutoring and workshops since 2011:
ReFocus Method Workshops Stage Acting 2016, Camera Acting 2017, Tony Grahn
Creative Access Workshops 2017, 2016, Garry Robson
course Playing according to Woudenberg, Olaf Pieters, CREA 2014, Amsterdam
Comedy Training, Henk Jansen, Lelystad 2013
De Trap Theater Training, 2 years part-time 2011-2013, and Preparatory Training 2011, Amsterdam

ask me for
film en toneel hoofdrol, bijrol of edel figuratie,
reclame, (muziek) videoclips

versatile, multilingual and world experience (worked in more than 45 countries).
some experience with ventriloquism and sign language.
long international experience as a training actor, theater teacher, director and since 2011 back to full-time acting.

Since 2011:
Film and TV bigger roles: eg guest role Dennis Laureyssens in De Buurtpolitie for VTM (episode 52, season 12), WK sports doctor for Zapp Skills, Mr. Spivy in Chinese Entrepreneurship for Dummies, Coroner in The Work of a Master, Janice Holmes, etc.
Specials, bit part roles: e.g. Referee (English) in If my hands don't function, bartender in Alaraph, Limburg resistance fighter in Banker van het Verzet, Brussels waiter in Facades, angry customer (English) in Fade, the Man from the Privy Council (English) in A Royal Love, father to Mats in Leven, hobo in Smoorverliefd, French waiter in van Gogh: a house for Vincent, homeless Wynand in SpangaS5, etc.
Student projects: often bigger roles like in Weg, Interlude, De Molenaar, Bonne Chance (French), When I play, In the Shadow of Time, The Enclosing Part (English), Small Town (English), etc.
Voice actor: e.g. voice-over for De Molenaar, EMDR, The Enclosing Part (English), dubbing of various French voices for Van Gogh: a house for Vincent, guest role in radio play De Spin, etc.
Advertising: leading role for Sikkens, InShared or special for Europol, Jumbo (French), UNICEF, Stichting Semmy, etc.
Music and video clips: Who am I, Human, The Transmigration of Morton F., No More etc.
Fashion model for Miloushka Bokma, Nick Franken etc.
Puppeteer at festivals, as a street performance or in theatrical performances (The GVR, FF Romeo and Juliet) etc.
Training actor for, among others, the School Writer, Utrecht University, National Client Council, Pantar Amsterdam, De Waag Leiden, College for Human Rights, AWVN and De Normaalste Zaak, etc.
Theater, leading role or major supporting role: Café Theater Festival Utrecht, Tweetakt Festival, De Trap, CREA, RCTH, Uva Theater, Rietveld Academy, Het Instituut Amsterdam, etc.
Location and street theatre, installations: 5D Festivals, Theater Na de Dam, Oude Kerk, Loket13, Oog Amsterdam, etc.

Exhibitionist Marcel in EMDR promotional video, directed by Patrick van Heezick, for De Waag Leiden, ensured that Nina ten Hoor became the winner of the 2014 Innovation Challenge.
Sjoerd in If the walls could talk, by Inge Wannet, Utrecht Café Theater Festival 2012 triple jury prize winner, and therefore repeated as best of in 2013.

decorbouw gereedschap

hardware knowledge
belichting (theaterspots)

Short film, Feature film, Drama for Television / Series, Theatre

Marc Staljanssens
Amsterdam / NL