www.itheater.nl / sanderbeenen.nl

een kleine website van en door freelance acteur Sander Beenen


Sander Beenen, a freelance actor

(Dutch version)

Just a small homepage of a Dutch freelance actor, trying to keep his HTML knowledge up to scratch and to
blurt out some of the stuff which is keeping him busy in life.


Dare to soar
Your attitude almost always determines your altitude in life.

The Actor's Need

"The need of a young actor to act, is stronger than the intelligent layman can understand. The world might think that this ambition is motivated by the desire for money, success and fame. Even if the actor says this is his aim, it is still only partially true.
The actor is fighting for a way of life. The theatre differs from many other professions because it is a way of life. Tangible professions recognized and understood, are good ones; but for the time, they are too narrow for his chaotic soul. Once channeled in the theatre and through acting, he quickly sees that his imagination is limitless.
This is followed by an opening up of his emotional range. Plays are not read, they are studied. The world is no longer a place, it is his place. He has ceased being an observer on the fringe of life and has the audacity to go into every nook and cranny of it.
Everyday reality is not enough for the actor. He must find an art form with which to express his reality - life!
Even if you take that platform away from him, he will grow; he has the tools, the training and the discipline. To grow, by the way, that is his deepest and truest need when he says:
"I want to be an actor." "

Stella Adler 1901-1992