Profile text November 17, 2022
My name is Irshad Juman and I was born in Alkmaar. In the summer of 2019, I took the Theater Workshop (basic acting) summer course at CREA in Amsterdam. This five-day course concluded with a performance in which I made my acting debut. In October 2019 I joined Wherelant Theater Production Group in Purmerend, where text analysis, improvisation, ensemble playing and physical theater were discussed. A two-day performance was scheduled at the end of April 2020, which unfortunately was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the theaters were partially allowed to open their doors in June 2020, I took an improvisation course at Wherelant. The last lesson was devoted to the phenomenon of theater sports. In the autumn of 2020, I took the basic course Elementary Game 1.0 physical acting at De Theaterkamer in Amsterdam. In June 2021, I took the camera acting course Acting 1 at the RJB studio in Almere where I was taught by former GTST actor Joost Buitenweg (the former villain Rien). In the fall of 2021, I took the Text and Improvisation 1.0 course at De Theaterkamer in Amsterdam. I then moved on to Text and Improvisation 2.0, but this course was unfortunately canceled after three lessons as a result of a new lockdown that was declared at the end of November 2021. That same last weekend of November 2021, I was able to attend the weekend workshop The Four Elements Acting Method at CREA in Amsterdam.
I have now appeared in four short films, which can be found in my CV. On December 16, 2021, I made my acting debut in a short film! The film is called Behind the Door, in which I play the supporting role of a doctor. In February 2022 I had the opportunity to play a leading role in the short film Saved by a stranger. This film contained more physical acting than text. In May 2022 I played the leading role of a drug criminal in the film Deal 5. In the fourth short film I played the role of a father. This film is called Regret and was shot in October 2022.
From February to April 2022, I took the De Floor op 3.0 (improvisation) course at De Theaterkamer in Amsterdam, where I learned to master advanced acting techniques such as using the seven energies, showing basic emotions and the circles of attention/concentration. In March 2022, I attended a film acting workshop led by KOZ Media film productions, which focused on text handling, improvisation and ensemble playing. From April to June 2022 I took the Acting course (International Theater Amsterdam) at CREA in Amsterdam. In this course, text scenes from the theater performance The Damned were studied, analyzed, interpreted and finally performed. As the icing on the cake, the group and we watched the performance in question in the Amsterdamse Bos, which was performed by the cast of the International Theater Amsterdam.
In the coming months I will continue to focus on theater and film acting by taking various broadening and in-depth courses as well as master classes in order to take my acting skills to the highest level. When I feel the time is right, I will audition for professional film productions.