About the OT301 Community

The OT301 is an international community of people that work and live in the old Film Acamdemy on the Overtoom in Amsterdam. We are organised as an association called Vereniging EHBK (Eerste Hulp Bij Kunst). Everybody that has or runs a space within the OT301 is a member of that association. As a community we share the responsibilty for the OT301. 


Community member profile

George Bean

George (she/her) has a background in physical theatre and activism. Her interests are participatory theatre, self-devising methods, site specific performance and artivism. She works with people of all ages, abilities and identities and makes performances with both trained and non-formally trained participants.

She holds a BA in Performing Arts from De Montfort University, UK and studied choreography and performance at the SNDO, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, NL. She also studied Meisner Acting Technique with Jacqueline McClintock, Forum Theatre with Cardboard Citizens and Photo Voice with Emma Brown.

As an educator, George runs theatre and composition classes for both kids and adults, and works as a guest teacher with students at many different colleges and schools. These include the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht, Academie voor Theater en Dans in Amsterdam, Artez and International Schools in Amstelveen and Utrecht. 

George is a member of the OT301 collective and runs a performance studio on the top floor. She is also a collaborator with HoP, a project initiating participatory practices based in the OT301. Her work with them includes directing/facilitating Forum Theatre pieces.