Josse De Pauw

Actor, author and director JOSSE DE PAUW (° 1952) is part of the artistic core of LOD music theater. His career started in 1976 with Radeis International, a highly successful theatre group that performed throughout Europe and overseas, from Vancouver to Los Angeles, from Caracas to Hong Kong, until 1984. Since 2004 he has been developing his theater work at LOD.

As from 1985 he operated as an independent theatre-maker and collaborated with a lot of different actors, directors, musicians, composers, writers and artists. 

He performed his first major film part in 1989, and since then has performed in more than fifty Belgian and foreign films. He has himself directed two: Vinaya and Übung. He has worked with directors including Dominique Deruddere, Marc Didden, Guido Hendrickx, Eric Pauwels, Jos Stelling, Franz Weisz, Orlow Seunke and Marc-Henri Wajnberg. In addition to plays, he also writes stories, observations, notes and travel stories. His writings have been collected in two books: Werk and Nog (published by Hautekiet). He has adapted Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano for the stage for the director Guy Cassiers, and J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace for Luk Perceval.

But he is known above all as the author, actor and maker of such successful plays as die Siel van die Mier (with Jan Kuijken), De Gehangenen (with Jan Kuijken), Boot & Berg (with Peter Vermeersch), An Old Monk (with Kris Defoort Trio), HUIS (with Jan Kuijken), The Heroes (with Dominique Pauwels) & The Blind (with Jan Kuijken & Collegium Vocale), a concert called landscape (with Kris Defoort trio), The Memory of Trees (Fabrice Murgia & Dominique Pauwels), Leviathan (with Kris Defoort), Kroniek van het vuur (with Bert Dockx), Moby Dick (with Gorges Ocloo & Dominique Pauwels), The Butcher (with Gorges Ocloo, Toon Callier & Bertel Schollaert) & Rhapsody (with Frederik Neyrinck).

In 2023 for the AfrOpera The Golden Stool, or the story of Nana Yaa Asantewaa by LOD artist Gorges Ocloo, a co-production by LOD and Toneelhuis, Josse De Pauw provided the dramaturgy and co-wrote the libretto. Josse Jnr. premiered in August 2023, it is the first collaboration between Josse De Pauw, Ahilan Ratnamohan & Etuwe Bright Junior.

 

Productions

    • 27 Feb
      20:00 - 21:30
      in, Gent
      NTGent - Gent (BE)
    • 11 Mar
      20:00
      On tour,
      KVS - Brussel (BE)
    • 12 Mar
      20:00
      On tour,
      KVS - Brussel (BE)
    • 13 Mar
      20:00
      On tour,
      KVS - Brussel (BE)
    • 31 Mar
      20:00
      On tour,
      Concertgebouw Brugge (BE)
    • 22 Apr
      20:00
      in, Gent
      Muziekcentrum De Bijloke - Gent (BE)
    • 3 May
      20:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 23 Nov
      20:15 - 22:00
      On tour,
      Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ - Amsterdam
    • 26 Nov
      15:00 - 16:30
      On tour,
      Chassé Theater - Breda
    • 8 Dec
      20:15 - 21:45
      On tour,
      C-mine Cultuurcentrum - Genk (BE)
    • 22 Feb
      20:00 - 21:30
      On tour,
      Palais des Beaux Arts - Charleroi (BE)
    • 27 Oct
      20:00 - 22:00
      Première
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 28 Oct
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 29 Oct
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 30 Oct
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 3 Nov
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 4 Nov
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 5 Nov
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 6 Nov
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 11 Nov
      20:15 - 22:15
      On tour,
      Theater Antigone - Courtrai (BE)
    • 7 May
      20:00 - 22:00
      On tour,
      de Brakke Grond - Amsterdam (NL)
    • 13 May
      20:15 - 22:15
      On tour,
      C-mine Cultuurcentrum - Genk (BE)
    • 4 Jun
      20:00
      On tour,
      Koninklijke Schouwburg - Den Haag (NL)
    • 3 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 4 Dec
      15:00 - 17:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 7 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      On tour,
      CC Sint-Niklaas (BE)
    • 10 Dec
      20:30 - 22:30
      On tour,
      CC Westrand - Dilbeek (BE)
    • 11 Dec
      15:00 - 17:00
      On tour,
      CC Westrand - Dilbeek (BE)
    • 14 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 15 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 16 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 17 Dec
      20:00 - 22:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 11 Aug
      20:30 - 22:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Buitenpodium - Ghent (BE)
    • 12 Aug
      20:30 - 22:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Buitenpodium - Ghent (BE)
    • 18 Aug
      20:30 - 22:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Buitenpodium - Ghent (BE)
    • 19 Aug
      20:30 - 22:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Buitenpodium - Ghent (BE)
    • 12 Jun
      20:00
      On tour,
      C-mine Cultuurcentrum - Genk (BE)
    • 15 Jun
      20:15
      On tour,
      Theater Antigone - Courtrai (BE)
    • 16 Jun
      20:00
      On tour,
      Kaaitheater - Brussels (BE)
    • 17 Jun
      20:30
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 23 Aug
      20:30
      On tour,
      O. Festival - Rotterdam (NL)
    • 25 Aug
      19:00 - 20:30
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 26 Aug
      19:00 - 20:30
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 27 Aug
      19:00 - 20:30
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 28 Aug
      19:00 - 20:30
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND 2021
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 14 Jan
      20:00
      On tour,
      ARSENAAL/LAZARUS - Mechelen (BE)
    • 27 Jan
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Brugge - Brugge (BE)
    • 11 Feb
      20:00
      On tour,
      De Grote Post - Ostend (BE)
    • 18 Jan
      20:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 19 Jan
      20:00
      LOD Studio, Gent (BE)
      LOD
    • 21 Jan
      20:15
      On tour,
      de Warande - Turnhout (BE)
    • 21 Feb
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Brugge - Brugge (BE)
    • 12 Sep
      -
      14 Aug
      From 20:15
      première
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 13 Sep
      -
      21 Aug
      From 20:15
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 14 Sep
      -
      22 Aug
      From 20:15
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 17 Sep
      -
      28 Jan
      From 20:15
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 18 Sep
      -
      29 Jan
      From 19:30
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 19 Sep
      -
      30 Jan
      From 20:15
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 20 Sep
      -
      11 Feb
      From 20:15
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 21 Sep
      -
      11 Feb
      From 20:15
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 22 Sep
      -
      12 Feb
      From 15:00
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 20 Nov
      -
      13 Feb
      From 17:00
      On tour,
      Théâtre Jean Vilar - Vitry-sur-Seine (FR)
    • 16 Jan
      -
      11 Apr
      From 20:00
      On tour,
      Le Théâtre Joliette - Marseille (FR)
    • 17 Jan
      -
      9 Jun
      From 20:00
      On tour,
      Le Théâtre Joliette - Marseille (FR)
    • 22 Jan
      -
      11 Jun
      From 20:00
      in, Gent
      NTGent - Gent (BE)
    • 23 Jan
      -
      12 Jun
      From 20:00
      in, Gent
      NTGent - Gent (BE)
    • 9 Oct
      20:00
      in, Gent
      NTGent - Gent (BE)
    • 27 Oct
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Brugge - Brugge (BE)
    • 19 Jan
      21:00
      On tour,
      L'Aire Libre - Rennes (FR)
    • 20 Jan
      21:00
      On tour,
      L'Aire Libre - Rennes (FR)
    • 5 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      Nebia - Bienne (CH)
    • 10 Aug
      19:45
      On tour,
      Kampnagel Hamburg
    • 11 Aug
      19:45
      On tour,
      Kampnagel Hamburg
    • 12 Aug
      18:00
      On tour,
      Kampnagel Hamburg
    • 13 Aug
      18:00
      On tour,
      Kampnagel Hamburg
    • 17 Aug
      20:30
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 18 Aug
      20:30
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 19 Aug
      20:30
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 20 Aug
      19:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - LOD studio - Ghent (BE)
    • 6 Oct
      20:30
      On tour,
      Kaaitheater - Brussels (BE)
    • 7 Oct
      20:30
      On tour,
      Kaaitheater - Brussels (BE)
    • 15 Oct
      20:15
      On tour,
      Schouwburg Kortrijk (BE)
    • 21 Oct
      20:00
      On tour,
      Frascati - Amsterdam (NL)
    • 27 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 28 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 29 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 30 Apr
      15:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 5 May
      20:00
      in, Gent
      Arts Centre VIERNULVIER - Ghent (BE)
    • 17 May
      20:00
      On tour,
      O. Festival - Rotterdam (NL)
    • 14 Oct
      20:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 15 Oct
      20:00
      On tour,
      Toneelhuis - Antwerpen (BE)
    • 9 Nov
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Brugge - Brugge (BE)
    • 14 Nov
      20:00
      On tour,
      30 CC - Leuven (BE)
    • 17 Nov
      20:15
      On tour,
      Koninklijke Schouwburg - Den Haag (NL)
    • 23 Nov
      20:30
      On tour,
      CC Strombeek - Strombeek-Bever (BE)
    • 26 Nov
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Sint-Niklaas (BE)
    • 5 Aug
      20:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 6 Aug
      20:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 7 Aug
      20:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 13 Aug
      20:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 14 Aug
      20:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 20 Aug
      20:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 21 Aug
      20:00
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 5 Sep
      20:00
      On tour,
      deSingel - Antwerp (BE)
    • 8 Jan
      20:30
      On tour,
      Théâtre de l'Aquarium - Paris (FR)
    • 9 Jan
      20:30
      On tour,
      Théâtre de l'Aquarium - Paris (FR)
    • 10 Oct
      20:00
      Premiere
      in, Gent
      NTGent - Gent (BE)
    • 11 Oct
      20:00
      in, Gent
      NTGent - Gent (BE)
    • 12 Oct
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Westrand - Dilbeek (BE)
    • 16 Oct
      20:30
      On tour,
      Théâtre Forum - Meyrin (CH)
    • 25 Oct
      20:30
      On tour,
      CC Gildhof - Tielt (BE)
    • 4 Dec
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Sint-Niklaas (BE)
    • 5 Dec
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Belgica - Dendermonde (BE)
    • 4 Jan
      19:00
      On tour,
      Théâtre de l'Aquarium - Paris (FR)
    • 5 Jan
      17:00
      On tour,
      Théâtre de l'Aquarium - Paris (FR)
    • 6 Jan
      21:00
      On tour,
      Théâtre de l'Aquarium - Paris (FR)
    • 24 Jan
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC De Spil - Roeselare (BE)
    • 11 Feb
      00:00
      On tour,
      Le Manège - Maubeuge (FR)
    • 10 Sep
      20:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 11 Sep
      20:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 12 Sep
      20:00
      BIJLOKE WONDERLAND
      in, Gent
      Bijloke Wonderland - Gent (BE)
    • 7 Jun
      20:00
      On tour,
      Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil - Montreuil (FR)
    • 8 Jun
      20:00
      On tour,
      Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil - Montreuil (FR)
    • 9 Jun
      20:00
      On tour,
      Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil - Montreuil (FR)
    • 16 Nov
      20:00
      On tour,
      Palais des Beaux Arts - Charleroi (BE)
    • 18 Nov
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Het Spoor - Harelbeke (BE)
    • 19 Nov
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC Zwanenberg - Heist-op-den-berg (BE)
    • 24 Feb
      20:15
      On tour,
      de Warande - Turnhout (BE)
    • 27 Apr
      20:00
      On tour,
      CC De Meent - Alsemberg (BE)
    • 3 Oct
      20:00
      On tour,
      Les Quinconces-L'espal - Le Mans (FR)
    • 4 Oct
      20:00
      On tour,
      Les Quinconces-L'espal - Le Mans (FR)
    • 13 Nov
      19:30
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 14 Nov
      19:30
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 15 Nov
      20:15
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 16 Nov
      20:15
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)
    • 17 Nov
      15:00
      On tour,
      Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Bruxelles (BE)