I am Brecht, born in Hasselt - Belgium on Monday, October 7th, 1985 at 9am. Yep, a morning person. Since 2015, I live and work in Rotterdam. I studied Theatre Sciences in Ghent, with an Erasmus-year in Utrecht, and Stagecraft at RITCS in Brussels.
My first theatre success was reading out loud a children's booklet in front of the kindergarten class, as a writer the publication of my essay about our school trip to theme park De Efteling in the school paper was my first success.
When I was 14, I joined Youth Theatre Kaboekie in Zonhoven (my rescue as a lost teen). During and after my studies, I created and performed in collectives as Cie Hatsjie (later: De Stokerij) in Hasselt, De Constanten in Brussels and Oortocht in Gent.
2012 was my year of crisis. For the first time, I was madly in love and as a theatre maker I felt the necessity to have more contact with my audience - but I had no clue how to achieve that. My crisis ended with the creation of mobile radio i Play. Since then, I often use theatre as an instigator for encounters.
From 2016 to 2021, I worked at Theater Babel Rotterdam, the only professional, structurally subsidized inclusive theatre company in the Netherlands. I learned a lot as a theatre maker there, but even more as a human being.
What I want to achieve with my work?
That every person looks and listens to their fellow humans with more attention, patience, compassion and curiosity.
Interactive theater performance in which the audience reads and gives life to the characters from Dostoevsky's masterpiece. With live soundtrack by cellist Pau Marques i Oleo.
From October 27 to December 15 at Laatmakers by Karavaan, Alkmaar.
More info, look here.
For Cafetheaterfestival 2022, Brecht is creating a solo performance about his coming out, which lasted 20 years. Nina-Elisa Euson directs.
Premiere on March 3, 2022.
More info to follow.