Pier21 plays in the autumn of 2015 the Dutch version of the Frisian De Emigrant nationwide. Producer David Lelieveld of Pier21 asked Helmert Woudenberg to play the role of Sybolt de Haas, in the Frisian version played by Freark Smink. Actor Theo Smedes plays the other roles in the play of Romke Toering.
Helmert Woudenberg (1945) graduated from the Amsterdamse Theaterschool in 1969. Then he became one of the founding members of het Werktheater, which played in the 70s and 80s in The Netherlands and abroad. Now he works as a freelance actor, coach, teacher and coach.
(photo: Michelle Roos)