Guy Cassiers will end in 2021 – after fifteen years, quit as artistic director of Toneelhuis.
“A theater should be for the five years to reinvent,” said theatre director Guy Cassiers ever meet The Standard. The following vernieuwingsronde will be no more for him. Three years Cassiers continues as artistic director and then to a yet to be identified successor.
Cassiers was the Toneelhuis for a fixed ensemble of actors around one or more fixed directors’ to ‘a house of makers’, as the board of directors describes his legacy.
An important point of reference is also one of his latest projects, P. U. L. S. Because young theatre-makers with ambition for the big stage are scarce, he decided together with Jan Fabre, Alain Platel, Jan Lauwers and Ivo van Hove to young wolves time and space to offer and is ready for the big stage of the stadstheaters.
Cassiers directed the recent years are two pieces on refugees and was also in France. He was in 2017 appointed a French officer in the order of arts and letters.