Marijn Prakke is an actor trained at the Royal Institute or Theater, Cinema and Sound in Brussels, the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the Atlantic Acting School in New York.
The press wrote in response to his role as Helena in Trojan Women: “It is a great find to have the beautiful Helena being portrayed by Marijn Prakke, a very robust actor, who yet manages to express Helen's slender figure with his mighty body. That is interesting, exciting and admirable.”
In a sense, performing this role was the starting point for his research now. As an actor, he is very interested in what happens to a role when it is played by an apparently “inappropriate” body. His experience is that the viewer's imagination is stretched and it suddenly turns out to be possible, for example in daily life, to imagine someone with a disability in a certain social role.