Exactly one year ago today I arrived in NYC!

Exactly one year ago today I moved from the Netherlands to New York City to work as an actor.  On March 16, 2016 I stepped out of a plane and into a new life in the United States of America.  It has been the best year of my life.  I have been involved in many wonderful projects in film, television, theater, commercials and voice over.  I have met a lot of inspirational people and learned valuable lessons about the acting industry.  In the last couple of months I became SAG-AFTRA eligible, played in a TV series, booked my first U.S. commercial and auditioned for several big television shows and feature films.

I am also thrilled to announce that I have been cast in two different theater productions.  You can see me and 16 other actors in Sara & Reid Farrington’s CasablancaBox and I will perform in Radiotheatre’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival.

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Thank you very much for your support!

Equity show “CasablancaBox”, about the Making of Casablanca

CASABLANCABOX

Written by Sara Farrington

Directed by Reid Farrington

CasablancaBox
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April 5-29, 2017
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FEATURING: Roger Casey*, Kevin R. Free*, Catherine Gowl*, Lynn Guerra*, Annemarie Hagenaars, Gabriel Hernandez I*, Rob Hille*, Zac Hoogendyk*, Toussaint Jeanlouis*, Ahmad Maksoud*, Matt McGloin*, Adam Patterson*, Stephanie Regina*, Gabriella Rhodeen, Kyle Stockburger, Jon Swain* and Erin Treadway*;

with Set/Video Design by Reid Farrington, Lighting Design by Laura Mroczkowski, Video Engineering by John Erickson, Choreography by Laura K. Nicoll, Additional Direction by Marina McClure, Sound Engineering by Travis Wright, Stage Management by Alex B. West* and Dramaturgy by Peter McCabe.

*Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

Cast in “Duck” at International Human Rights Art Festival NYC

Before I share the news that I got cast in yet another play reading, I would like to say that it was exactly one year ago that I got my O1 artist visa.  The best thing that ever happened to me!  Without it I wouldn’t have had the life that I’m living now with all those wonderful people in it.  Thank you to all who have contributed to my visa application.  It was totally worth all the work and the long wait!

This year I am looking forward to continuing telling new stories by talented playwrights, with great directors and at the side of wonderful actors.

I am starting rehearsals tomorrow!  I got cast in a play reading as part of the International Human Rights Art Festival, at 5 pm, March 4, 2017 in the Dixon Place theater: http://dixonplace.org/performances/duck/

“Duck” is written by Tom Block. Please come and check this play about a former CIA operative out!

Broadway World about the International Human Rights Art Festival!

Photoshoot with Metin Oner and Jeiris Ferrer

What a pleasure to work with these talented and wonderful people: photographer Metin Oner and makeup artist Jeiris Ferrer! Thank you so much for the fun and very productive shoot that we had. We shot outdoors near Union Square, Manhattan. I am very happy with the results!

Rehearsals for reading “Shooter” @The WorkShop

Getting ready for the first rehearsal of the staged reading of Sam Graber’s new play “Shooter”. The play is about the very sensitivity and heavy subject of school shooter-massacres. The well-written play gives me chills and very mixed feelings. I am playing the role of county attorney Theresa. The staged reading will be on January 8th at 6pm and is free and open to the public. Please find the link with more info here. 

 

My first US commercial and first role in American TV Series!!!

I just found out that I not only booked my first US commercial (Jane Iredale makeup), that I’m going to shoot tomorrow,…but I also booked my first role in an American TV series (Mysteries at the Museum)! I’ll be shooting that later this week. Life’s crazy exciting! And all of that is happening in between the rehearsals for the Radiotheatre show that premieres next week! I have hardly time to sleep. But who needs sleep with the adrenaline rushing through your veins?!!! #AnnemarieHagenaarsActress

Special Christmas Shows coming up!

Special Christmas shows: Singer-songwriter Paulo Coelho and Actress Annemarie Hagenaars are both performing on Tuesday December 20th and Wednesday December 28th.christmasinnewyork4

Yesterday I sent out a Newsletter into the world. Please click here for the online version.

On Tuesday December 20th at 8:00pm Annemarie’s new show with Radiotheatre premieres at St. John’s Sanctuary on 81 Christopher street. She is on stage just minutes away from The Bitter End on Bleecker Street. We are thrilled to announce the serendipitous event that Paulo sings in the Bitter End on the same night right after the premiere. It is a fantastic opportunity to see us both perform.

The Radiotheatre show runs until about 9:20pm and then it’s only a short walk over to the Bitter End where Paulo starts at 10:30pm. If you can’t attend on the 20th you will have another chance on December 28th where once again we will both be performing on the same night.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

Starting rehearsals for new Radiotheatre show!

4actors4I am excited to announce that I am starting rehearsals next week for the new Radiotheatre show Ghosts of Christmas Past. We will be performing:

December 20th till January 7th, 8pm at St. John’s Sanctuary, 81 Christopher Street and 7th Avenue.

Tickets are on sale now for $24. Our last show was mentioned in the New York Times. So please don’t miss this opportunity and come, see and hear us in the Lutheran Church! I am looking forward to seeing you in this special theater.

Celebrating Dutch-American heritage in New York City

Yesterday I was thrilled to attend the 35th Annual Peter Stuyvesant Ball. Margje Haverkamp invited me to this elegant Dutch Gala organized by The Netherland-America Foundation. It was a tremendous opportunity to meet inspirational Dutch people from all over the world, with a great variety of backgrounds. All flew in to be together in New York and celebrate our Dutch-American heritage and friendship at the chic Plaza Hotel. I was delighted to find out how many of these wonderful people I had already met at events of The Netherland Club of New York.ps6

The Peter Stuyvesant Ball was attended by the crème de la crème of Dutch society. The patrons Her Royal Highness Princess Magriet of the Netherlands, and her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, opened the ball with their entrance and their opening dance. This official opening included a performance of both national anthems by The Amsterdam Pasta Divas. The Mayor of The Hague, Mr. Jozias van Aartsen was there, amongst CEOs of big Dutch international companies, such as KLM and Heineken that support the NAF. I also spoke with the new Consul-General of The Netherlands Consulate in New York: Dolph Hogewoning and his wonderful wife Anne-Marth. I had already met them earlier this week at the afterparty borrel of the Nederlands Dans Theater show in New York City Center.

ps1ps3It was such an honor to be part of this very exclusive Peter Stuyvesant Ball at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Thank you very much, Margje, for your invitation!

What a beautiful life it is in New York City, and I am grateful to be part of the Dutch community here. You too make me feel at home in this city. Thank you my Dutch New York friends!

It is a Dutch week indeed with Nederlands Dans Theater, The Peter Stuyvesant Ball, and tonight I – as a Dutch Young Professional member of The Netherland Club of New York – have been invited by Jozias van Aartsen, together with the Directors of Royal Conservatoire The Hague and The Juilliard School, to a special musical performance at Alice Tully Hall. I am very much looking forward to my first time at the beautiful Lincoln Center.