Floor Houwink ten Cate


Director and writer Floor Houwink ten Cate (1987) makes urgent pieces at the intersection of musical theatre, opera and film, based on personal questions of conscience. In her visual and physical portraits, she celebrates life’s discomfort and pain by reducing major moral dilemmas to human proportions and by inflating overlooked problems to operatic proportions.

After her studies, she became a Newcomer at Orkater, assistant director at Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot and end director of Permanent Destruction (Naomi Velissariou & Joost Maaskant). Between 2015 and 2020 she was co-artistic director of the collective Nineties Productions. She is now a regular maker at Frascati Productions.


Bachelor's degree The Netherlands Film Academy

Master Theatre Studies (cum laude) aan de Universiteit Utrecht 


2019 Merkel (Nineties Productions & Orkater)

2020 Het standaard leven van een standaard vrouw (Frascati Producties) 

2021 One Man Show (Frascati Productions )

2022 Sea of Silence (Frascati Productions )

2022 Atropa (co-director with Naomi Velissariou at Theater Utrecht, Toneelhuis & Orkater)


2017 BNG Bank Theatre Prize for the performance Untitled, 2017