About & CV

Céline Talens (Arnhem 1987)

A storyteller. Creator theatrical experiences.

BA Cultural Science, Radboud University Nijmegen
MA Theater- & filmstudies, Antwerp University
MA Reinventing Daily Life, Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, (from Sept 2016 – ).

Currently working on:

Ode aan de Verbrandingsmotor (juni 2018 Sandberg Graduation Show)

Also part of performance collective Tina Cake Line and Questions Collective

Site specific performance:


  • wat we doen: a theatreplay for Winterkaravaan Alkmaar. 28, 29, 30th December 2016.
  • Vreemde Vogels, a project for Hoofdafdeling Bijzaken Belastingdienst, Sandberg Instituut & De Balie (Engaged Art Fair) Amsterdam 2016.
  • Internet The Musical, a project own on initiative with Flavia Faas, Amsterdam 2016.
  • Nagasaka, a project based on Japanese roots & WWII, Nagasaka. Together with dramaturge Tess Scholten. Process-presentation at May 1st, Indisch Herinneringscentrum Bronbeek, Arnhem. And May 5th at Dutch Culture, Amsterdam.
  • Read In Cinema, Actor, Emily Kocken, Veemtheater, Amsterdam 2015
  • Troostrijk, director & writer, Antwerp University, Antwerpen 2011
  • Kopernikus, lead as Agni, directed by Edith Cassiers, Antwerp University, Antwerpen 2010
  • The Refugees, co-founder, chairman and actor, Nijmegen 2007-2009


I do not always perform or direct, sometimes I’m involved in different ways. Some project listed here:

  • AiR, Arteles Finland, september 2015
  • Researcher & interviewer for Documentary Ringroad A10, with René Boer and Daryl Mulvihill
  • Project Manager ‘Het Geheim van de Koning’  a new performance lecture by Marieke Warmelink, June 3 & 4 at Perdu, Amsterdam & Amsterdam Fringe 2015
  • Theater-redacteur, WeArePublic, Amsterdam
  • Co-founder and Creative Director Antwerp Fringe Festival, Antwerp 2014
  • Talkshow host SSBA salon on Subversive Theatre, January 2014
  • Dramaturgue, Bezoek, oa uitgevoed door Roos Pollmann, eindregie Christine van Stralen, Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2013
  • Inleider, Nationale Toneel, Den Haag 2012 – 2013
  • Event organizer and host Over Datum Eetclub, Mediamatic, Amsterdam 2011