ShELFISH produces and presents the work of theatre maker Veerle van Overloop, with a strong belief in hybrid-disciplined theatre with a social-political involvement. The projects define themselves in co-creating an event of theatre with its spectator; co-creating a common time and space to share and reflect on complex and difficult sides of our individual and shared existence and environment.
Veerle Van Overloop (*1969, Belgium) graduated in 1994 at the Theatre School Arnhem, Netherlands. As an actrice she has been working since then with several theatre companies and production houses like Ro-Theater, Theater van het Oosten, ‘t Barre Land, Frascati, Noord Nederlands Toneel and Club Guy & Roni. She collaborated with many renowned theatre- , TV and film directors and choreographers like Guy Cassiers, Erik de Bruyn, Mathijs Rumke, Geert Lageveen, Peter de Baan, Alize Zantwijk, Stefanie Kolk en Koen Augustijnen. She had a supporting role in the Oscar Award winning film Antonia by Marleen Gorris and a leading role in the internationally awarded short film The Bloody Olive by Vincent Bal.
Between 2001 and 2009, Veerle was ensemble member of the theatre company Noord Nederlands Toneel in Groningen (NL) under the artistic directorship of Koos Terpstra. In that same period she meets Guy Weizman and Roni Haver from Club Guy & Roni. From 2009 Veerle collaborated with this company in many productions, both as a dramaturge and as a performer. Since 2017 Veerle is part of the NNT artistic ensemble under the artistic leadership of Guy Weizman.
In 2016, Veerle directs her first theatre/dance production The Jungle is Our House, produced by Club Guy & Roni.
In 2017, she founds her own production structure ShELFISH, to support the development and producing of her own work.
In August 2018, she premieres with her second piece One Million People and Me at the Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival (NL)