Sharon Varekamp

Europe, The Netherlands
Art discipline: Theater
Participated in ICAF in: 2014

After her graduation in 1994 from the Theaterschool in Kampen (NL), Sharon Varekamp focused on working with children and youth. She did this, amongst other places, at Jeugdtheaterhuis Zuid-Holland, het RO, and the Toneelmakerij. Besides a belief in the imagination, working with different sources of inspiration (visual arts, music) and spending time philosophizing, she is also interested in the personal stories of the young actors she works with. This resulted in a number of montage-performances that consisted of personal as well as existing material. 

Since 2009 Sharon is connected to the community art theatre company Stut Theater in Utrecht. There she made Over Vechters, a series of four portraits in the Utrecht neighborhod Overvecht. She was also responsible for directing the 35-year anniversary of Stut and directed a play on loneliness - Alleen, Pleidooi voor de tijdelijke eenzaamheid with 3 women from Amsterdam Zuidoost. At this moment she is one of the directors of De Tour van Frans, a theatre tour with a bus and performances in 4 neighborhoods in Utrecht. 

Next to Stut Theatre, she freelances as a theatre teacher, artist and advisor.