Peter Seynaeve graduated as an actor from Studio Herman Teirlinck in Antwerp in 1996. He made his debut in Luk Perceval’s theatre marathon Ten Oorlog (To War) at the Theatre Festival in 1998. Through the years he worked for Zuidpool, Laika (the Karamazovs, Theatre Festival 2001), Stan, Eisbar and Het paleis, among others. From 2000 to 2005 he was one of the permanent core actors at Het Toneelhuis. There he worked once again with Perceval (Andromache, Festival d'Avignon 2004), but also with Gerardjan Rijnders (Tim of Athens, Theatre Festival 2004), Eric Devolder (Au nom du père [In the name of the Father], Theatre Festival 2005), Inne Goris (Pride & Prejudice) and Lotte van den Berg (Gerucht [Rumour] and Het blauw uur [The blue hour]).
In 2006 he made his directorial debut, founded his own company JAN and made remarkable performances with children in the leading role. (As you like it, Cement, Betty & Morris, Je ne comprends pas [I don’t understand] and Thierry, Theatre Festival 2008) For Campo he made the performance Victor with Jan Martens.
In recent years Seynaeve has been featured as an actor in the internationally touring performances Front and Platonov (Theatre Festival 2013) by Luk Perceval for NTGent and Five Easy Pieces (Theatre Festival 2017, Theatertreffen 2017) by Milo Rau for Campo. Seynaeve also teaches and often works as a coach in performances by other makers such as Abke Haring, Jan Martens, Benjamin Verdonck and CieDeSnor.
Last season Peter Seynaeve performed in Black, the first part of Luk Percevals The Sorrows of Belgium. Season 2019-2020 he will play in Familie (Milo Rau), Yellow (Luk Perceval) and Rijgen (Sarah Moeremans and Joachim Robbrecht).
- update May 2019