Verzet Amsterdam (Resistance Amsterdam)

By Barbara Kahn
Directed by Robert Gonzales Jr. and Barbara Kahn
April 5 – April 22
Thurs. - Sat. 8:00 PM Sun. 3:00 PM

Verzet Amsterdam [Resistance Amsterdam], with its relevance to today’s global threats, dramatizes the true story of the valiant Dutch artists in World War II occupied Amsterdam who banded together to resist fascism and protect Jews from deportation and death. They came from differing artistic careers, races, religions and sexual identities. When their first efforts faced exposure, they decided on a more drastic and decisive action. Cellist Frieda Belinfante, poet Willi Arondeus, composer Jan Van Gilse, sculptor Gerrit Van Der Veen, museum curator Willem Sandberg and Surinamese Dutch activist Anton de Kom risked their lives to save their Jewish neighbors.
Cast: Steve Barkman, Benjamin Cardona, Robert Gonzales Jr., Carl Ellis Grant, Jared Johnston, Anya Krawcheck, Christopher Lowe, Paolo Solis, Steph Van Vlack.

“I only wish that my life will have been a life worth living…” Frieda Belinfante “People will know that homosexuals have courage.” Willem “Willi” Arondeus.

   

 

Cast:

Steve Barkman, Benjamin Cardona, Robert Gonzales Jr., Carl Ellis Grant, Jared Johnston, Anya Krawcheck, Christopher Lowe, Paolo Solis, Steph Van Vlack

  

Set and light design by Mark Marcante

Costume design by Everett Clark

Sound design by Joy Linscheid

Vintage prop design by Lytza R. Colon

Graphic design by Virginia Asman

Photo and video services by Joe Bly

Partial funding for the production is provided by

The Puffin Foundation

as well as private donations.