Oscar Van Rompay, born 1983, studied at the theatre academy Dora Van der Groen. With their graduation project Publikumbeschimpfung [Offending the Audience], accompanied/supervised by Peter Van den Eede, his class performed at the ITS Festival - the International Theatre School Festival. Oscar Van Rompay received the Kemn-A-ward for most promising actor.
Immediately after graduating he started working at NTGent. He also performed with De Tijd (Het Licht [The Light]) and Walpurgis (Trinity Trip). He made his film debut in Win/win (2010) by Jaap van Heusden as the main character Ivan, a young stockbroker. For that role he received the ‘Certificate of Outstanding Achievement’ for best actor at the annual New York Film Festival.
At NTGent Van Rompay has been seen in Platform, Opening Night, Tien geboden [Ten Commandments], Vergeten Straat [Forgotten Street], Woyzeck, God van de slachting [God of Slaughter], Kroniek oder wie man einen Toten im Appartment nebenan für 28 Monate vergisst[Chronicle or How to lie dead in your apartment for 28 months], FRONT Polyphonie, JR. He wrote the monologue Africa with Peter Verhelst based on Van Rompay's experience as a manager of a tree plantation in Kenya.
Season 2019-2020 Oscar performs in the second part of the series Histoire(s) du théâtre, directed by Faustin Linyekula in Yellow by Luk Perceval and in The State of Beauty by Lara Staal.
- update May 2019