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.