Tom Goossens (°1994, Dendermonde) completed his studies at the School of Arts’ Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent in 2017. He obtained a Master’s degree in Drama and is currently head of DESCHONECOMPANIE together with Wouter Deltour. Although he has just graduated, during his studies he acquired considerable experience in the artistic world. He volunteered to be assistant director in the production of Così fan tutte by Bang-up! Opera, directed by Benoît De Leersnyder. During his first year he assisted Gidon Saks in directing the opera Mitridate at the Conservatory in Ghent. Apart from this, he developed his own acting methods while giving acting workshops for young people and opera singers. Tom also did several paid traineeships at the International Opera Academy as assistant director to Guy Joosten.
While working on the hetpaleis production Zwanemans, also as an assistant, he broadened his network in the Flemish theatre circuit. In June he worked full-time as assistant director and creative advisor in the collective creative process for Comp. Marius’ Onze Wederzijdse Vriend at the ‘Summer in Antwerp’ festival.
Apart from creating and directing, he is also producing the graduation piece for his Master’s degree, Don Juan, which will start touring Flanders and the Netherlands in 2017.
Photo: Ellen Goegebuer
|Così - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)||Concept | Direction, Text|
|Così - (TRANSLAB - 2017-2018)||Concept | Direction, Text|
|Banquet! (9+) - (Current season)||Direction, Editing|