About degasten

About degasten2016-11-09T21:18:15+01:00

Compilation film DEGASTEN 2012-2016

Who are we?

Although we’re officially DEGASTEN since 2013, we have been working since 2003 under the name of Jong RAST.

DEGASTEN is a non-profit organization which develops the talents of youngsters in the theatre field. Every year, DEGASTEN is selecting 70 youngsters in the age of 12 to 25 years, who have weekly trainings and with whom DEGASTEN creates several performances. DEGASTEN specifically works with a diverse group of youngsters; from all cultures, with different talents and therefore with different stories to tell.

Our main goals:

  • To introduce youngsters to theatre and to guide them to art schools, follow-up courses and the (semi) professional field of work.
  • Creating interdisciplinary performances from and for youngsters.
  • Creating good educational shows, workshops and courses for schools.

DEGASTEN is to be found in:



The creative collective of DEGASTEN consists of:

Elike Roovers – artistic leader and director

Rutger Esajas – teacher, co-director, education

Farnoosh Farnia – financial leader, education

Sheralynn Adriaansz – project leader and production


The board of DEGASTEN consists of:

Joris Rijbroek – chairman

Yassine Boussaid – secretary

Pieter Röhling – treasurer

Kai Pattipilohy – board member

Pearl Dias – board member


DEGASTEN respects the Code Cultural Governance and the Code Cultural Diversity

DEGASTEN is an official charity (by means of ANBI)

Annual report 2015

Annual account 2015

Annual report 2014

Annual account 2014

Annual report 2013

Chamber of Commerce (KvK) number: 57196680