Jorg Schellekens


Rotterdam (NL)

Jorg Schellekjens (1979) light and sound designer from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He studied Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Utrecht University, specialising in theatre dramaturgy. In the past 20 years he was involved in hundreds of productions spanning a wide range of genres, in various artistic and technical capacities. The core of his work is developing sound and light designs for theatre, dance, music and visual arts.

Jorg is part of the Enter New Babylon team as a sound designer.


Jorg Schellekens teaches sound design at the Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam and publishes infrequently on topics related to theatre design.

Recent light designs include ‘Free at Last’ (Theater Rotterdam, chor. Danae & Dionysios), ‘België’ (Label Dégradé, dir. David Geysen & Carl Beukman), Get The Fuck Out Of My Pool (Likeminds, dir. David Geysen & Carl Beukman) and EXIT Pursued by a bear (MaasTD, chor. Arthur Rosenfeld). Notable sound designs include those for the theatre marathons ‘Odysseus’, ‘Tuin van Holland’ and ‘Herakles’ at Toneelgroep de Appel (with co-composer Carl Beukman) and the last two installments of Maria Goos’ family epic ‘De Familie Avenier’.

In the past few seasons he made sound designs for amongst others ‘A Delicate Balance’
(ITA/Toneelschuur. dir Maren Bjørseth), ‘Märchen im Grand Hotel’ (Luzerner Theater, dir. Bram Jansen), ‘Lear’ (Toneelmakerij, dir. Liesbeth Coltof), ‘Eet Je Bord Leeg’ (Toneelmakerij, dir. Paul Knieriem), ‘Hemels Vallen’ (Codarts, dir. Judith de Rijke), ‘Einige Nachrichten and das All’ (Schauspielhaus Zürich, dir. Bram Jansen) and Rauch (Theater Oberhausen, dir. Bram Jansen).
Recent works for dance include LIBI (Korzo/Scapino Ballet), ‘Mom:Mem’ (Korzo), ‘Alleen de Grootste Nabijheid’ (fABULEUS/DOX) and While The Leaves Are Blowing (Scapino Ballet Rotterdam) by choreographer Ryan Djojokarso and ‘Matta Matta’ (Dansstationen Malmö, chor. Jasper Džuki Jelen & Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj) and ‘Swan’ (Konzert Theater Bern, chor. Estefania Miranda).
Outside of the theatre his work can be heard in various short films and installations. At the most recent World Stage Design exhibition in Taiwan one of his works was presented live as part of the Sound Kitchen program. He worked with conceptual artist Rana Hamadeh on the sound & light design of her award winning show ‘The Ten Murders of Josephine’.