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"This is me!"


Hello My name is Brenda J. Lillie 

Artistic Director and Founder of The Bridge

Artistic Network!

My Desire is Simple:

To be God's ambassador to the artistic community, sharing with them the light, love and joy of the Lord. 

“So, we are Christ’s ambassadors; God, making His appeal through us.  We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”

(2 Corinthians 5:20)

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 the students went to become Pastors, Youth Pastors, Worship Leaders, Missionaries, and Community Leaders. Using their talents for the benefit of their local church and communities!

But God had even more in store for me than I could have imagined possible.

In 2009 I met a missionary from 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's purpose is to shine the light and love of God into this world using theater. Our theater company is the 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! The Bridge Artistic Network will bridge the gap from the artist to the God who so gifted them! Helping artists of every ilk hone their craft and know beyond a shadow of a doubt they are loved by us and even more by the Creator of the Universe! I am excited to see what the Lord is going to do next!

It's all about Bridge Building!

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(in Transition A new link will be coming soon! 

You can send donations to the address below and a receipt will be mailed back to you)