Welcome, theatre and drama enthusiasts!

We are the Theatre Committee and we aim to promote and encourage growth, creativity, and personal expression through the performing arts for students of International Studies through the organisation of workshops, full-scale productions and small performances. Long story short: we love theatre and want you to love it too.

This past year, we performed a completely student written, directed, and acted comedy production entitled Rewind, which was a hit, with three sold out performances! We also organised an improv evening and theatre related workshops in On-Camera acting, improv skills, and acting for the theatre.

We have big plans for the 2018-19 academic year, with the aim to make theatre more accessible and exciting, and reshape the image of live theatre and the theatre committee in the BASIS and Leiden University community. This coming February, we will produce our first ever musical theatre performance, the award-winning classic, Cabaret! And this spring, we will host the first annual BASIS Fringe Festival, and playwriting and direction competition where members of the BASIS community can submit short plays to be performed and judged by a live student audience, who will judge the various plays and choose a winner, who will win a valuable prize! Additionally, we will also host workshops throughout the year in stage combat, improv, audition and acting technique, acting for the camera, and playwriting.

We are here to welcome you if you are interested in joining any of our theatrical endeavours, whether in front of an audience as an actor, or behind the scenes in stage management, direction, or tech. We invite you to contact us if you have more ideas about how to bring the excitement and fun of live theatre to the BASIS community!

Pictures of our past productions: