TOT feels right at home backstage at large international theatre productions. A lover of dance, founder Marijcke Voorsluijs was a touring stage manager for 10 years. Since 1997 TOT has been the technical coordinator for dozens of international companies and festivals. Using current web techniques, TOT is keen to share passion for theatre along with practical information.
In this section of the website you’ll find:
Networkers in international performing arts
In 2011 JG Baggerman and Lucienne van der Mijle founded the Global Performing Arts Group (GPAG). It is an Amsterdam-based entertainment industry liaison between theatre companies, promoters, agents, producers and programmers from around the globe. With access to GPAG’s international network of theatre professionals, clients can enter new markets or expand existing ones.
Besides GPAG is the international agent of Dutch companies like The Ashton Brothers, Percossa and Jakop Ahlbom.
» read on about GPAG – Global Performing Arts Group
Three challenges and a new business
I stopped touring in 2000, not so much because I wanted to put down my Maglite, but because clients approached me with challenging requests that appealed to my background as an industrial psychologist.
After a successful tour with Wadaiko Ichiro in 1996, Van Baasbank & Baggerman asked me to join them as their technical coordinator. Working with international companies seemed to be a challenge that fitted me like a glove. » read on about The launch of TOT
This website is a TOT project within itself, one where my expertise came in handy. Designing and building websites is not my forte, whereas envisioning them and writing the functional specifications is. Plus, I simply enjoy writing.
Janneke ten Cate at Jips Company, who also took care of the house style and previous site, came up with the graphic design, elaborated on my interaction design and managed the build. » read on about About this website
The heartbeat of TOT
The technological, organisational and events centre point. All interests on the same page. Clear proposals, practical interventions and bold actions: this is where the strength of TOT lies, as well as its core services.
The broad outlines and detail
The broad outlines are important, but the smallest details are too. Take a concert, for example. The musicians and the visitors must have a fantastic evening, which is only possible if the technology is scheduled properly. However, the ambience in the foyer, the cloakroom attendant’s smile and the ease of ordering on the website play just as important a role. » read on about Vision – The technological, organisational and events centre point
A passion for theatre at work
TOT specialises in technical production of international touring companies in the Netherlands and Belgium. Dance, musical theatre and opera are TOT’s best-loved genres. » read on about Tours – At home and abroad
All interests on the same page
TOT has been tried and tested in coordinating international festivals. A festival demands everything that preparing for a tour does, but in a more condensed format. » read on about International festivals – the centre point
TOT is owned by Marijcke Voorsluijs. Prior to founding TOT in 2002, she was active as a photographer and theatre technician under a different company name. » read on about Stagecraft – background
Start with the Calendar or the Production Overview.
- On a city for all performances taking place there in the current season;
- On a theatre for more information about the venue, technical details, the route, and to see all the performances from the current season onwards;
- On a company for images and background information about the group and creators;
- On a performance title for more information about the production and to download the technical rider and Production Risk Assessment Inventory (PRAI).
Performance days marked with TiP fall outside of TOT’s productional responsibility, but TOT finds that the performance is remarkable enough to inform you about it and to tempt you into going to see it. Wherever possible, a link to the order information on the theatre’s website has been placed on the right-hand side.
View performances coming soon on the Calendar.
Read how the Technical Production section of this website was made.