Steven Heene, born 1969 in Ghent, graduated from Sint-Lucas Ghent as an interior architect, with a design for a theatre in ‘Het Huis van Margaretha Van Parma’, Oudenaarde in 1992. In 1993 he became a freelance journalist and theatre critic for the newspapers De Gentenaar/Het Nieuwsblad and De Standaard. Between 1997 and 2000 he was the arts and culture critic for De Morgen.
From 2001 to 2004 he was the theatre and literature programmer at the Vooruit arts centre. From 2005 to 2009 he worked as the cabinet attaché for Urban Development, Mobility and Housing for the City of Ghent. From 2004 to 2009 he was a programer at ‘Theater aan Zee’ in Ostend, a festival for young creators where he is still active today as a member of the board.
Since February 2009 he has been working for NTGent as the artistic coordinator for the period of 2010-2015 and as the production dramaturge. In this last role, he collaborated on productions such as FRONT Polyphonie and Elektra (2014), Liefde, Oogst van de Wrok and Sneeuw (2016).
Since November 2016 he has been the head of the artistic office in NTGent. Heene is the chairman of the music club Democrazy and was a guest lecturer for repertoire at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven (LUCA). Since 2015 he has been a member of the graduation committee of the directing programme in Amsterdam.
In the 2018-2019 season, Heene is the dramaturge of the performance Black, the first in the trilogy The Sorrows of Belgium directed by Luk Perceval. In the 2019-2020 season he is the dramaturge of Anatomie van Pijn [Anatomy of pain] directed by Lies Pauwels.
- update May 2019