Orange Tea Theatre

About Orange Tea Theatre Company

Strange Divide aboutOrange Tea Theatre Company is the creation of American theatre director Lora R. Mander and English actor, writer, and director, Sam Morris. Both practitioners recognised the lack of professional English language theatre development in Amsterdam and its surrounding areas.

Since its inception in 2011, Orange Tea has presented new plays in Amsterdam which include American Midget by Jonathan Yukich (Mezrab & Badhuistheatre), Stag by Giles Morris (Theater de Kameleon), Hertz by Sam Morris (Trouw & Melkweg), 99 Layoffs by Vincent Delaney (Perdu), and I am I by Mike Czuba (Ostadetheater as part of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2013), and Volts, a second original work by Sam Morris in 2014 (Melkweg).

In 2015, Orange Tea Theatre collaborated with actress and writer Jacqueline Nolan and Ballydam Theatre to create Since Maggie Went Away (Perdu, Edinburgh Fringe, Koninglijk Schouwburg) and created an original ensemble piece, Strange Divide with writer Esther O'Toole, which premiered at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival (Het Amsterdams Theaterhuis) that year.

Orange Tea Theatre prides itself on being a platform for the presentation of new plays, taking work from established writers, and also those who are still developing their ideas. Through our play readings we have given dozens of writers the opportunity to see their work on stage, and receive detailed feedback from both audience and performers. We aim to support local writers in their endeavours to produce work in The Netherlands.

Our company's Ensemble is currently made up of an international array of professional and semi-professional performers from different training backgrounds, who create quality performances and enjoy working within the modern theatre language.