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THEATRE — 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. 


Every Word Was Once An Animal - Trailer from Ontroerend Goed on Vimeo.



Director: Alexander Devriendt
Actors: Aaron J. Gordon, Bastiaan Vandendriessche, Charlotte De Bruyne, Karolien De Bleser, Shôn Dale-Jones
Text: Alexander Devriendt, Angelo Tijssens, Charles Purcell & 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 (regie) & Maxime Lahousse (DOP)
Photography promotional image: Sanne De Wilde
Photography scenery: Mirjam Devriendt
Financial Manager: Wim Smet
Diffusion: ART HAPPENS
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.