Love in Action to the Artistic
              Community !

"This is us!"


 Brenda J. Lillie 

Artistic Director and Founder

My Desire is Simple:

To be the hands of love to the artistic community, sharing with them the light, and joy of love- letting them each know how precious they are . 

I am a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, MA and have been in the entertainment industry for the last 30 years. Working in Hollywood, and in regional theaters, and national tours. In 2005 I was Stage Managing at The Shakespeare Theater of NJ, I sensed it was time for a change. So, I left my life as a professional stage manager to begin working in the public schools and church community of Winchendon, MA.  For  6 years I helped the arts come alive for the people in that region! 

Together with a group of local artists and technicians, we created a theater company called Doors & Windows. Together with Cornerstone Church, the Public School and our local YMCA, we were able to to produce 3 full scale musicals, 3 children's theater productions as well as a month long drama camp. Many of my former students have gone on to use their talents to bring light and redemptive love to those in need.

But there was work left to do that I could have imagined possible!  In 2009 I met a woman working in the Netherlands and SUDDENLY~ I knew it was for such a time as this that I was created. I moved to the Netherlands in 2011 and began working to build a Theater Company.  I am now the Artistic Director of  StageLife Theater.  Our theater company is a community outreach arm of The Bridge Artistic Network, of which I am the Founder and Artistic Director!

The Bridge will be a makers space, conference center, and community hub for artists in the Amsterdam Metro Area and around the globe!  Helping artists of every ilk hone their craft , build community and know beyond a shadow of a doubt they are loved and needed in this world.  I am excited to see what will happen next!

It's all about Bridge Building!

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The Staff!

Mirjam Jackson: Associate Director/Designer/Technical Director-Prop Maven

Willem Jackson: Musical Director/Composer/Actor/Singer/Math wiz

Adriane Pasterkamp: Company Manger/Administrator/Writer/Actor/Singer

Adriaan Timmer: Technical Support/Company Photographer/Actor/ Singer

Anneke van Westen: Costume Desinger/Cutter/Draper