Every Word Was Once An Animal

Ontroerend Goed

Charlotte De Bruyne OG ANIMAL Mirjam Devriendt
  • Wed 26.01 – 20:00 – De Vooruit Theaterzaal
  • Thu 27.01 – 20:00 – De Vooruit Theaterzaal
  • Fri 28.01 – 20:00 – De Vooruit Theaterzaal

Ontroerend Goed’s most recent show has just been added to the GIF, and will final­ly be on the Vooruit sta­ge. Every Word Was Once An Animal is the second best show from 2021, accor­ding to De Morgen. An uni­que oppor­tu­ni­ty to see it (again) in 2022

The show starts when a per­son comes on sta­ge, walks casu­al­ly to the microp­ho­ne, adjusts it and starts talking. 

The per­son who is going to do all of this is good at ope­ning sce­nes. Everyone would have liked to play that part but fate has appoin­ted just one of us. 

If you open the show, you set the tone of the who­le show. And tha­t’s not easy, to open a show. It’s a big res­pon­si­bi­li­ty, becau­se if the first lines are well done, if they land well, then it’s magic.

The begin­ning can’t go on fore­ver. The rest of the show has to hap­pen, and no, we can’t spoil it. But trust us, we’re tel­ling you stories.

In Every Word Was Once An Animal, Ontroerend Goed dan­ces on the thin line bet­ween truth and ano­ther truth. Forget what you just read. Just remem­ber that half a truth is often a gre­at lie. 


direc­tor: Alexander Devriendt — actors: Aaron J. Gordon, Bastiaan Vandendriessche, Charlotte De Bruyne, Eliza Stuyck, Sascha Bornkamp, Karolien De Bleser, Sachli Gholamalizad, Shôn Dale-Jones — text: Alexander Devriendt, Angelo Tijssens, Charles Purcell & de cast — tech­ni­cians (tour): Pepijn Mesure, Koen De Wilde — sce­no­grap­hy / sound / light: Babette Poncelet, Pepijn Mesure, Thibault Annoot (intern) — cos­tu­me: Valerie Le Roy, Leentje Kerremans — production:

Marie Peeters, Fien Vandermeersch (intern) — tour plan­ning: Charlotte Nyota Bischop — grap­hic design: Nick Mattan — video: Angelo Tijssens (director)& Maxime Lahousse (DOP) — pho­to­grap­hy pro­mo­ti­o­nal ima­ge: Sanne De Wilde — pho­to­grap­hy sce­ne­ry: Mirjam Devriendt — gene­ral mana­ger: David Bauwens — finan­ci­al mana­ger: Wim Smet — coproduction: 

Perpodium (B), Theatre Royal Plymouth (UK), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (B), Richard Jordan Productions (UK) — with the sup­port of the Flemish Government and the City of Ghent.

This show was made pos­si­ble with the sup­port of the Tax Shelter mea­su­re from the Belgian Federal Government