Lola Bogaert

For Lola, an artistic production process is about encounters with other people and the creation of a kind of mini-society, in which one re-examines how one communicates with each other, what the agreements are and how one arrives at a shared (imaginary) world. In her position as director, she gives the people she works with a lot of space to contribute their own material. As a director, she tends more towards a democracy than a dictatorship. That is why she likes to work collectively (i.e. without a predetermined hierarchy) as a theatre maker and why she acts in her performances herself.

When she directs, her work is visual and the physicality of the performers plays a major role. She has directed and researched a number of projects in collaboration with DE MAAN, De Kopergietery, Over ‘t ij Festival, d e t h e a t e r m a k e r and De Grote Post.

When she plays, the performances are often textual and the final responsibility is usually collective. As a performer she developed and researched several projects together with Monty Kultuurfaktorij, Festival Boulevard, Toneelgroep Maastricht, MoMeNT, VIAZUID, C-TAKT and Krokusfestival.

Lola Bogaert graduated from the theatre teacher training programme at ArtEZ Arnhem in 2011. Immediately after graduating, she left for Brussels where she followed the directing course at the RITCS Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema & Sound. For her master’s she received a scholarship from both the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the VandenEnde Foundation. In 2018 she settled in Hasselt.