Toneelspelersgezelschap STAN (tg STAN for short) is a theatre collective of actors led by Jolente De Keersmaeker, Damiaan De Schrijver and Frank Vercruyssen. The company operates on the democratic principle that everyone has a say in everything, from the choice of a script, the sets and lighting to costumes and posters. STAN puts the focus on the actor and strongly believes in the principle of actor sovereignty as both performer and creator. STAN is committed to theatre based on dramatic literature and can draw on an extensive and diverse repertoire.
Each actor in STAN is part of the collective, but also charts their own course. While it is important to seek mutual affinity, it is also essential to recognize the necessity of meeting and interacting with guest actors and other companies.
Not only does STAN occupy a very specific place in the Dutch-language theatre landscape, it also is a much sought-after guest abroad. Over the past 20 years, the company has built up a strong repertoire of productions in other languages, and tours extensively within Europe as well as intercontinentally, both with foreign-language versions of its Dutch productions and with French or English-language productions that it created abroad.