(Heemskerk, NL 1964) studied Spanish language and literature and English translation studies. Since 1991 she has had her own firm, Foreign Affairs Communication and Language Training. Language, culture and communication are personal passions which she employs increasingly in creative projects. Thus as a member of the board she is involved in the community art projects of the Zid Theatre in Amsterdam West, she plays in Toneelgroep Dagwerk and together with theatre maker Elsbeth Vernout and video artist Martijn Grootendorst works on projects to increase an East Indies awareness. This trio collects stories of people with an East Indies and Moluccan background. Stories which serve as the basis for e.g. a multimedia theatre production and talent development projects for the young. During the Writers Unlimited Festival 2013 in their programme Het Indisch Zwijgen? Me Hoela! they invite people with Dutch East Indies ties to tell their stories.(WU 2013 GR)
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There are many beautiful yet painful stories in Moluccan and East Indies families! With the last generations having experienced 'the Dutch East Indies' these stories are doomed to become extinct. Theatre maker Elsbeth Vernout, video artist Martijn Grootendorst and communications specialist Wendy Ripassa won't let that happen! Old or young: Bring an object representing your ties with the Dutch East Indies, tell a short story or an anecdote in front of the camera in the cupboard and who knows that story will become part of the theatre performance in May 2013 at the Tong Tong Fair! Apply through the facebook pages of Indisch Zwijgen, via firstname.lastname@example.org or on the evening itself. In Dutch.