NTGent is more than a theatre. It is, in the Brechtian sense, a school for life and art that combines practice and theory, craftsmanship and engagement, and tradition and experiment. That is why we publish books, organise debates with local and international guests, and - in cooperation with art schools and universities - offer workshops for young artists. There is much to do, much to learn, much to see.
School of Resistance
How can we shape the future of our planet, without falling back into the damaging capitalist narratives of the past? The oline debate series 'School of Resistance' gives a platform to different experts from around the world: artists, activists, politicians and philosophers. IIPM and NTGent continue their work on the contradictions of the global economy: using the means of activism and art, the aim is to create a blueprint for a politics of resistance.
Etcetera X NTGent
In the autumn of 2021, Etcetera, the magazine for the performing arts, and NTGent are starting a new trajectory. Four times a year, we will organise an open editorial on the stage of one of our venues.
Histoire(s) du Théâtre
For the series 'Histoire(s) du Théâtre', NTGent invites a different director each time to reflect on theatre as an art form. The title refers to the documentaries 'Histoire(s) du Cinéma' by French film director Jean-Luc Godard, in which he gave the film audience a generous overview of the key moments in the history of European cinema. The series opened in 2018 with Milo Rau's 'La Reprise'. In 2021 Angélica Lidell is the third director to take part.
There is no question more fundamental to our work than 'Why theatre?'. During the pandemic NTGent asked the question to 106 influential artists and intellectuals around the world. It resulted in a book and now continues on whytheatre.eu, an ever-growing encyclopedia.
“The Golden Books” are a joint project by NTGent and the Berlin publisher Verbrecher Verlag. It is a series comprising programme articles on theatre, aesthetics and politics as well as background pieces on productions and projects by NTGent. A series on both the theory and the practice of a ‘city theatre of the future’.
We see these master classes and workshops as an investment in the future: by working with an up-and-coming generation of artists, whether or not they are connected to a training programme. But it is also an investment in theatre as an art: by pursuing multi-voicedness through working sessions, new insights into our practice emerge.