Stichting International Student Productions Enschede (InSPE) connects students in Enschede (and, recently, all over The Netherlands) to give people from different nationalities, talents, and backgrounds a creative outlet by working together towards a bigger goal in a fun and challenging way.
InSPE is mostly project-based and, thus, does not have permanent members. If you wish to participate in the next project, however, get in touch here.
Before the official establishment of InSPE as an association, a group of ambitious students at the University of Twente organised the production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Two years later, InSPE was founded and performed “West Side Story”. From then on, every two years, InSPE has organised large scale productions of ”Fiddler on the Roof”, and ”The Addams Family Musical”. In total, these projects included more than 260 participants and provided entertainment for more than 3400 people in the audience.
Large-scale cultural collaborations
Stichting International Student Productions Enschede supports students in the Enschede region, the Netherlands with producing their own collaborative projects. InSPE’s projects are bigger and more ambitious than any single association’s performances, including students from the University of Twente, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, ArtEZ University of the Arts, AKI Academy of Art & Design, and Regional Community College of Twente.
Recently, InSPE has reached students from the University of Utrecht, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Radboud University Nijmegen, and Universität Münster, further strengthening the inclusion and collaboration goals InSPE has.
InSPE’s four previous collaborations have been productions of the musicals “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “West Side Story”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, and “The Addams Family Musical” both featuring a large cast and a full orchestra.
InSPE works with a team of experts from the fields of directing, conducting, choreographing, and vocally coaching. The participants get skilled coaching on a personal level and first-hand experience with working in a professional production environment. While working towards a common goal, so far being the production of musicals, the creatives work on teaching participants new skills, while playing to their strengths.
InSPE’s projects bring together people with different backgrounds and interests. Productions include participants from various artistic disciplines, such as dance, theatre, music, design or stagecraft, but also from supporting domains, such as marketing, communications or community management. Each participant becomes a unique addition to the project, resulting in a mixture of wonderful people working towards a common goal.
Exchanging knowledge and engaging with alternative disciplines than what the participants are commonly active in is encouraged and supported by InSPE with professional coaching. Doing so widens the participants’ artistic skillset and their understanding of the cultural landscape as a whole.
Little would get done if there weren’t some dedicated people organising the masses. That’s why InSPE has a board.