Meet the GUTS board of 2020/2021

Joppe van der Zwan - Interim Chair

I am Joppe van der Zwan, this year’s chair. I joined GUTS almost 7 years ago, when I was cast in my first role; Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest.
This is my second board year, as I was last year’s Commissioner of Internal and External Affairs.
Next to being on stage I love watching a (movie) musical, singing karaoke loudly and making my friends great meals. I hope to finally be able to see all the GUTS members in person again, and get up to our regularly unscheduled shenanigans!

James O'Connor - Secretary

I’m James O’Connor, secretary on the GUTS board for 2021-2022. I joined GUTS in 2020 but didn’t get as involved as I would have liked due to Covid – so, when I came back in 2021, I decided to throw myself into the organisation and join the board. I’ve loved theatre and performance since I was young, and always found the effort and work that goes into the backstage production fascinating. Outside of the society, I enjoy writing poetry and short stories, painting, and playing far too much Mario Kart.

Kateřina ZhouharováI - Treasurer

My name is Kateřina Zouharová, and I am this year’s treasurer of GUTS. I am a second-year business student from the Czech Republic. I joined GUTS two years ago as a way to socialize with people interested in the same things I am, theatre and culture in general. I decided to become a part of the board because I like organizing things, and I am good at being bossy (if necessary). And treasurer was an obvious choice for me as my brain basically runs on numbers, tables, and graphs. Apart from that, I am the person to go to when life goes wrong or when you want to have long conversations about dogs and coffee.