Tom Goossens (director) started on the Drama course at the KASK in 2012. From his third year on the Bachelor course he focused on directing opera. His first research project on acting combined with classical singing developed into his production Ahimé, an opera monologue performed by Ellen Wils. A year later, in 2017, his Master’s graduation project, Don Juan, was selected for the main programme at Theater Aan Zee, the Jonge Hartenfestival in Groningen and the Operadagen in Rotterdam. In addition to his own work, he was an assistant director on Our Mutual Friend at Comp. Marius.
Since 2018, Tom has been a resident in Translab, the young theatre-makers’ project at Muziektheater Transparant. In addition to this, in early 2019 he made his first children’s production for Opera Vlaanderen, called Banket! Of De Wraak Op De Macbeths. As from 2019 he is a young theatre-maker in residence at Opera Vlaanderen. His plans include a semi-scenic staging of Kurt Weill’s Der Jasager, several assignments as assistant director, and the first opera he will direct with a symphony orchestra: Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole.
Tom can also be seen onstage as an actor, in Steven Prengels and Arno Synaeve’s music-theatre production Berg. He combines his artistic work with teaching Music-Theatre Training in the classical singing class at the Conservatory in Ghent.
Photo: Ellen Goegebuer
|Le Nozze - (TRANSLAB - 2019-2020)||Concept I Direction I Text Adaptation|
|Così - (TRANSLAB - 2019-2020)||Concept I Direction I Text Adaptation / Scenography|
|Così - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)||Concept | Direction, Text|
|Green Sneakers - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)||Coach|
|Banquet! (9+) - (Season 2018-2019)||Direction, Editing|
|Così - (TRANSLAB - 2017-2018)||Concept | Direction, Text|