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Maarten Cornelis

 
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Early Life: Growing up in a theater family, Maarten got the stage bug at a young age. He landed his first leading role in a theatre production at the age of 5 and directed his first play by the age of 15. When Maarten was 14, he was accepted to the exclusive De Kunsthumaniora performing arts ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Early Life: Growing up in a theater family, Maarten got the stage bug at a young age. He landed his first leading role in a theatre production at the age of 5 and directed his first play by the age of 15. When Maarten was 14, he was accepted to the exclusive De Kunsthumaniora performing arts ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere, 2021
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2021]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer

Photos

from left to right:  Cara London, Eric Sirota, James Dalton , John  Lant, Maarten Cor Photo

from left to right: Cara London, Eric Sirota, James Dalton , John Lant, Maarten Cornelis, John Harrison and Jennifer Anderson. At the Park Theatre ribbon cutting ceremony. The weekend celebration

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03/07/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere, 2021
Performer

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2021]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Designer

Maarten Cornelis Biography

Early Life:

Growing up in a theater family, Maarten got the stage bug at a young age. He landed his first leading role in a theatre production at the age of 5 and directed his first play by the age of 15. When Maarten was 14, he was accepted to the exclusive De Kunsthumaniora performing arts school in Antwerp, Belgium and graduated with honors at the age of 18.

During his studies at the performing arts school, he was exposed to many different ways of being on the stage. He focused on acting initially, but soon started to fall in love with singing and dancing. During his studies, many agencies and managers started to pick up on his talent and job offers started pouring in.

Early Career:

At the age of 16, Maarten was hired to be the choreographer and dancer for a number of music projects in Belgium – soon to be his gateway into the record industry. At 17, Maarten auditioned and was selected out of 500 people to be the leading vocal for the pop music group, TSQ (Tiger Squad). The audition process and launching of the band was part of a popular reality show named "Napels Zien," which aired on VRT (with over 1 million viewers weekly) in Belgium. TSQ became a success right away, and is known to have shot the most expensive music video in Belgium. TSQ’s biggest hit was “Let’s Get Together.”

Thanks to the popularity of the band, Maarten started his own restaurant, hosted a show on TV for Zones TV together with Belle Perez, was featured in numerous magazines, and judged a number of talent competition’s across Belgium.

Although uncredited Maarten also did the vocals for the #1 hit single, "Sex Met Die Blonde," by Dynamite.

After being accepted to The Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles, Maarten decided to sell everything and make the big move to America in September of 2002, where he then started his courses at the Institute. After a year of studying at the Institute, Maarten was offered the job as Technical Director of the school and ended up designing more than 40 of their productions. This was the start to his career as a Light Designer.

Light Design:

Since graduation, Maarten has worked 8 years as Technical Director for the Italian Consulate – specifically the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles. He has designed the lighting for many noteworthy events at the Institute honoring artists such as Ennio Morricone, the LA Chamber Orchestra Concert, Bernardo Bertolucci, Pupi Avati, Dino De Laurentiis, Douglas Kirkland,Ferzan Özpetek, Maria Callas, as well as designing the premiere party for Francis Ford Coppola’s new movie ‘Tetro.’ In addition, he has had the privilege of showcasing works by Leonardo da Vinci by designing the showroom at the Italian Cultural Institute.

Maarten has recently created the light design for two Off-Broadway shows "Frankenstein" and 'Lilli Marlene" both produced by John Lant.

He design "Mastervoices: Of Thee I Sing" at CARNEGIE HALL.




Maarten Cornelis News

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTLY LGTBQ+ Launches New Season This Month Photo THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTLY LGTBQ+ Launches New Season This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+  begins its second Off-Broadway season presenting its hilariously unique and contemporary spin on Oscar Wilde's “trivial comedy for serious people” beginning Thursday, May 12 at The Actors Temple (339 West 47th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues). Tickets are on sale now.

New Cast Announced for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTLY LGBTQ+ Off-Broadway Photo New Cast Announced for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTLY LGBTQ+ Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

Producers John Lant and Maarten Cornelis with Write Act Repertory and Gatehouse Entertainment today announced a new cast for the Off-Broadway production’s 2022 run which includes a return of some favorites. The Importance Of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+, at The Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) begins performances Thursday, May 12.

The FunikiJam Show MUSIC GARDEN: Spring Celebration! To Return To Actors Temple Theat Photo The FunikiJam Show MUSIC GARDEN: Spring Celebration! To Return To Actors Temple Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

The award-winning music education and entertainment company, FunikiJam will present its original family musical, MUSIC GARDEN: Spring Celebration! starting Tuesday April 26 at Actors Temple Theatre with special performances for the very young - and school groups.

Joe Moe's DENY WE WERE Premieres At The 2022 Fresh Fruit Festival Photo Joe Moe's DENY WE WERE Premieres At The 2022 Fresh Fruit Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2022

Playwright and screenwriter, Joe Moe, premieres a new work about an often obscured section of the LGBTQ community in DENY WE WERE, premiering as part of the Fresh Fruit 'Return to Live Theatre' Festival.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Cast for Gala Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Cast for Gala
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a star-studded cast for this year's 2022 TRUSpeak: Hear Our Voices!, a virtual gala scheduled for Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm. Presented with generous sponsorship from R.K. Greene and The Storyline Project, Patrick Blake of Rhymes Over Beats, Merrie L. Davis of Next Act 2 Follow, Neal Rubinstein/Dangerous,   Judith Estrine of Prism Stage Company, Stephanie Rosenberg/Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors and Judith Manocherian LLC, this is an evening to raise awareness of current social issues, as well as awareness of the work TRU has been doing for the theater community for over 28 years. Tickets and details are available at http://TRUSpeakTix.com.

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents 'TRUSpeak: Hear Our Voices!' Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Presents 'TRUSpeak: Hear Our Voices!'
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

Presented with generous sponsorship from R.K. Greene and The Storyline Project, Patrick Blake of Rhymes Over Beats, Merrie L. Davis of Next Act 2 Follow, Neal Rubinstein/Dangerous, Judith Estrine of Prism Stage Company, Stephanie Rosenberg/Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors and Judith Manocherian LLC, this is an evening to raise awareness of current social issues as well as the work TRU has been doing for the theater community for over 28 years.

Irish SHENANIGANS Off Broadway Family Musical Returns March 6 Photo Irish SHENANIGANS Off Broadway Family Musical Returns March 6
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2022

The 7th Annual off Broadway and Touring Production of The FunikiJam Show 'SHENANIGANS: Irish Celebration!', co-produced by World Music Theatre Company and Gatehouse Entertainment, opens March 6 at Actors Temple Theatre and travels to schools and performance venues from NYC to New England through March 20.

SHENANIGANS: IRISH CELEBRATION! to Open at Actors Temple Theatre Photo SHENANIGANS: IRISH CELEBRATION! to Open at Actors Temple Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2022

The 7th Annual off Broadway and Touring Production of The FunikiJam Show 'SHENANIGANS: Irish Celebration!', co-produced by World Music Theatre Company and Gatehouse Entertainment, opens March 6 at Actors Temple Theatre and travels to schools and performance venues from NYC to New England through March 20.

Photos: MANDELA to be Presented at American Theatre of Actors Photo Photos: MANDELA to be Presented at American Theatre of Actors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2022

East Harlem Repertory Theatre in association with Yolanda Brooks Productions, will revive the critically-acclaimed music and dance-filled play 'MANDELA.'

Photos: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTLY LGBTQ+ Announces New Cast Photo Photos: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTLY LGBTQ+ Announces New Cast
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2021

Producers John Lant and Maarten Cornelis with Write Act Repertory and Gatehouse Entertainment today announced a new cast and the return of some favorites to the Off-Broadway production The Importance Of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+, at The Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).