LAURENS DE GROOT
Laurens de Groot is a multifaceted actor experienced in stage productions, street theatre, film and TV. A hard working professional with a well developed sense of empathy, a broad palette of emotions and thoughts, and the ability to switch rapidly. A lyrical, poetic actor even when silent.
Amongst other productions, Laurens has been seen in Levenslied, Moordvrouw, De wederopstanding van een klootzak and as Willem I in De Onderkoning by Ramon Gieling.
Laurens de Groot began his acting career at the Erasmus Toneel in Zoetermeer under the inspiring leadership of Martin Hierck. In 2002, he graduated from the Social Educational Assistance training programme in The Hague with a stage performance. In the meantime, he worked on various small-scale theatre projects.
From 2006 to 2007, he participated in De Expeditie, a talent development programme run by Alba Theaterhuis, with teachers including David Geysen, Saskia Mees and Lonneke van Leth. In 2008, he did acting training at Kemna Training’s Summer School in Amsterdam. Later, he did Kemna Training’s De Jaargang, a yearlong acting course, with teachers like Martin Schwab, Katrien van Beurden, Monic Hendrickx and Jaap Spijkers.
In 2008, he set up Man met Koffer and since then has worked as a freelance actor in the broadest sense. For Man met Koffer he has created a number of theatre shows, presented street theatre (for De Furieade and Madurodam amongst others) and had guest parts in TV series like Overspel, Moordvrouw and Levenslied as well as feature films including De wederopstanding van een klootzak (2013) and De onderkoning (2014).
MAN MET KOFFER
Man met Koffer is the company formed by actor and theatremaker Laurens de Groot. Through Man met Koffer, he can be hired as actor, storyteller, training actor and presenter. In addition, Laurens produces various theatre productions, theatre acts, street theatre shows and storytelling performances. Man met Koffer’s products are characterized by love of a good story, sharp observation about people and society, and unexpected humour. With his work, Laurens wants to get people to take action.