Karlijn Benthem new director of the Jonge Harten Theater Festival

From February 8, Marc Maris will be replaced as director by Karlijn Benthem. Karlijn (living in Groningen since 2013) originally from the North of Holland, studied theater teacher at the School of the Arts in Arnhem. As a theater and education maker she has worked at, among others, International Theater Amsterdam, Oerol, youth theater company Het Houten Huis and the Noord Nederlands Toneel. As (co) owner of Gebied-B, she is responsible for innovative projects within the arts and education field and is always looking for connection, necessity and connection with current events.

Karlijn says about her plans with Jonge Harten “Starting this spring, I will make Jonge Harten a place where the voices of young people are heard, seen, and experienced in all its diversity” Jojanneke Braam, who has been working for Jonge Harten from August 2020, will support her in this as a business coordinator.