Brecht Hermans is a theatre maker, an instigator of encounters.
In his performances and projects, he enters into conversations with his audience.
He acts, writes, creates concepts – sometimes 1 of these 3, sometimes all 3 at once.
His show The Karamazovs got good reviews and won the Spirit of the Fringe Award in Paris.
His project Self-portraits of the Oude Westen neighborhood, together with visual artist Hans Bossmann, was presented in the Rotterdam based art centre WORM S/ash Gallery and Museum Rotterdam. The magazine REALmag made a publication with a collection of Brecht’s stories from the neighborhood.
He performed with Animalium / Carnivale by De Machienerie at big Flemish street theatre festivals like MiraMiro and Theater op de Markt. Next summer, they plan a tour through Europe.
Theatre group Filet Puur won the Gouden Doek Award and was selected for the Landjuweel festival 2016 with Brecht’s theatre text Elektra.
With Slakken / Sporen by Oortocht, he won the Co-production Award at the Arena Festival in Erlangen.
Brecht writes for Theaterkrant and CircusMagazine.
He used to write for DM City Magazine (De Morgen) and goddeau.com.
With the inclusive Theater Babel Rotterdam, he performed in Ont-heemd and Het gedroomde café. Now he works for them on PR / marketing.
As a theatre technician he worked for KVS, Campo, Theater Antigone, Bronks, De Roovers, DeSingel, Laika, Bo Tarenskeen, Motschnik, De Nietjesfabriek, Brune Campos and VillaBasta.
He was production manager for the theatre company Hotel Modern in Rotterdam and worked as a production assistant for Klarafestival and 1000 Voices for Peace by Festival van Vlaanderen Brussel.
Brecht went through a parttime education accountancy and now does the administration of theatre maker Fiona Kelatow, cello player Pau Marques i Oleo and interior designer Pawel Szubert.
In a distant past, he studied Theatre Sciences at the University of Ghent, with a year of Erasmus at the University of Utrecht, and Stage Technician (light, sound, video) at RITCS in Brussels.
In his free time, Brecht loves going to the movies. Each year he works as a volunteer for the International Film Festival Rotterdam.