Erik Veltenaar was born on April 24, 1967 and lives in Amsterdam.
In the summer of 2015 he worked as a volunteer on several Greek islands for Stichting Bootvluchteling. After that he worked for months in the emergency shelte in Amsterdam Zuidoost. Meanwhile he has founded Stichting HASA welcoming statushouders to Amsterdam. Theater has always been his passion and due to his experience in the passed years with refugees and statushouders he has started the theater group.