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/hers) is a theatre maker, director, performer and teacher with a background in physical theatre and activism. Her interests are participatory theatre, self-devising methods, site specific performance and artivism, creating work with people of all ages, abilities and identities and making 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, Theatre of the Oppressed with Cardboard Citizens and Photo Voice with Emma Brown.

As a teacher, George runs theatre and composition classes for both kids and adults, and works as a freelancer at several schools and colleges including Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht and the International School of Amsterdam.

George works from her studio AnaMorphic in the OT301 building and is part of the collective which runs the OT301 project. She is also a collaborator with HoP, a participatory theatre project also based in the OT301. Her work with them involves teaching and directing/facilitating Forum Theatre pieces.