Yves Degryse | NTGent
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From the end of 2023, Yves Degryse will form the new artistic direction of NTGent together with Barbara Raes and Melih Gençboyacı. Within that collaboration, Degryse will assume the role of creator.

Yves Degryse (Oudenaarde,°1977) received his training as an actor at Toneelschool Dora van der Groen (Royal Flemish Conservatory of Antwerp) where he graduated in 2000.

As an actor, he appeared in productions by NTGent, SkaGeN (co-founder) and Comp. Marius. In 2003, Degryse co-founded the theatre company BERLIN. From the beginning, the company started from a documentary and interdisciplinary character and is considered a pioneer in international documentary theatre. The basis of its creations included Jerusalem, the North Pole, Bonanza and Chernobyl.

BERLIN had its international breakthrough in 2006 with the show Bonanza. Over the past 20 years, the company toured worldwide with 13 creations in 28 countries. In 2013, BERLIN received the Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Festival and in 2016 the Flemish Culture Prize (the Ultimas). Four performances were selected for the Theatre Festival: Bonanza, Land's End, True Copy and in 2023 The making of Berlin. Degryse has in recent years appeared in films by Felix Van Groeningen, and tv-series like Callboys and Chantal.

With BERLIN as the new house artist, Degryse will produce new work at NTGent in the coming years. At the moment, our private lives  is already planned for 2025.

Yves Degryse

With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like Beyond madness, tenderness awaits Until it holds from the inside There's all that future, still Only humans can fantasise