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coproduction TRISTERO & BRONKS

première 23 february 2018

Niks is a Dutch spoken performance for a young audience based on the highly acclaimed book Nothing from Janne Teller.


coproduction KASSYS & TRISTERO

What happens when a director asks six different actors to perform the same solo on the same night, on the same stage?


RESET figures in three Top 10 Lists of best performances in 2012 in Flanders in De Standaard, De Theatermaker & CJP. RESET will rerun next saison 13-14 in Brussels and Flanders


The Transquinquennal production La Estupidez (coproduction Tristero) has been nominated four times for the 'Prix de la Critique 2012' in the following categories: 'Best Show', 'Création artistique et technique', 'Comédienne (Melanie Zucconi)' and 'Comedien (Pierre Sartenaer)'.


From 2013 untill 2016 Tristero will be supported by the Flemish Community.


Manu Devriendt joins us as our new company manager, starting in january 2010.


From 2010 untill 2012 Tristero will be supported by the Flemish Community.


COALITION has been nominated for the 'Prix de la Critique' in the category 'Best Show'.


TRISTERO's Altijd 'tzelfde was staged at the Zomer van Antwerpen, in july and august. All shows (5250 spectators) were sold out.


Thursday march 5th 2009 TRISTERO gave a reading of a poetry collection Vers Brussel, poetry in the city.


January 30th 2009 Tristero played Iemand van ons at the Flemish Parliament.


November 22nd 2008 TRISTERO celebrated it's 15th birthday, with DJ Peter Van Hoesen


TRISTERO and TRANSQUINQUENNAL performed a reading of a fragment of 'Genoten' by Eugène Savitzkaya for the Philosophy Festival in Flagey.



The TRISTERO theatre collective from Brussels presents intelligent and generally comical performances with a sharp edge. Tristero's repertoire is varied: incisive comedies and intriguing and well-made plays (including work by Mike Leigh, David Hare and Martin Crimp), as well as its own adaptations of prose and its own creative writing.

TRISTERO is a Brussels-based theatre company, the artistic core being Kristien De Proost, Youri Dirkx and Peter Vandenbempt. Manu Devriendt is the company manager.

Tristero is an associated artist at Kaaitheater.

TRISTERO is subsidised by the Flemish community and by the Brussels Capital Region’s Flemish Community Commission.

If you look at all TRISTERO’s productions, you will find them very diverse. Often new works or unknown pieces from the repertoire: good comedies and intriguing ‘well-made plays’, plus adaptations of prose, and also movement theatre or a mix of one or more of these genres.

TRISTERO has a nose for less well known but interesting plays. They adapt them, making their own mark, and turn them into a theatre experience for a broad public, without turning it into mere entertainment. This results in intelligent and funny shows with a sharp edge.

Several tracks

TRISTERO stages different kinds of shows. Usually it starts off with being fascinated by a piece of writing, but it may also be a theme, a concept or an image. We make it our aim to research and to try out different styles.

A different repertoire

TRISTERO is constantly on the lookout for new or unjustly neglected or rarely staged authors/plays. This is why we have staged several Flemish premières and new creations (including Altijd ’t zelfde, Locos and Play with Repeats). Moreover, we do not limit ourselves to plays; in the past we have also successfully adapted prose.


Humour is an important asset: intelligent, but not intellectual, accessible but not vulgar; first lurid, then subtle; gloomy, but never cynical; sometimes absurd. Occasionally we choose real comedies, but even when this is not the case, we try to draw out the comical elements. Laughter is cleansing, lets us put things and ourselves into perspective, and may be a means of enabling the audience to deal with the absurdity of life.

A collective

Each member of the artistic core is equally involved in the creative process: looking for or creating new texts, dramaturgy, developing and acting.


Tristero is one of the few Dutch-speaking companies in Brussels. So we contribute to the diversity of what’s on offer in the capital. We have two substantial partners in Brussels: KVS and Kaaitheater. As a Brussels company we consider it important to build an audience in the French-speaking community and to interact with the French-speaking artistic scene (e.g. our collaboration with Transquinquennal).

Kristien De Proost

Studied English and Dutch at the University of Leuven and Dramatic Arts at the Studio Herman Teirlinck in Antwerp. As a freelancer she performed with Toneelhuis, HetPaleis, LOD, Crew and KVS.

Youri Dirkx

Studied acting at the Kleine Academie and has performed on stage mostly for Tristero, Dito’Dito and Théâtre Varia. He has also frequently worked with the artist Dora Garcia.

Peter Vandenbempt

Studied Germanic philology and Theatre Studies at the University of Leuven, has performed mainly with Tristero, Jérôme Bel and Kassys, and has lectured in the Theatre department at the Lemmensinstituut (Luca-drama Leuven).

play list

Januari/Janvier 2018


13 januari 2018

Grand Theatre Groningen


18 januari 2018

CC De Werft Aalst

Februari/Février 2018


nieuwe creatie in coproductie met BRONKS

première op 23.02.2018


Maart/Mars 2018


05.03.2018 14:00 CC Ter Vesten Beveren

06.03.2018 14:00 CC Ter Vesten Beveren

08.03.2018 10:00 CC Brugge

08.03.2018 14:00 CC Brugge

12.03.2018 10:00 CC De Spil

12.03.2018 13:40 CC De Spil

13.03.2018 20:00 CC Hasselt


21.03.2018 Bordeaux (FR)

22.03.2018 Bordeaux (FR)

23.03.2018 Bordeaux (FR)

27.03.2018 Chaumont (FR)


24.03.2018 Lisbon (PT)

April/Avril 2018


24.04.2018 10:00 CC De Werf Aalst

24.04.2018 13:45 CC De Werf Aalst

26.04.2018 14:00 Theater Antigone Kortrijk

26.04.2018 20:15 Theater Antigone Kortrijk



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B - 1000 Brussels

tel: +32 (0)2/502.99.01


Kristien De Proost

Youri Dirkx

Peter Vandenbempt

Manu Devriendt (company manager)

mobile +32 (0)475 73 08 61

You can mail them: first name(at)

OLV Van Vaakstraat 83
B - 1000 Brussel
tel: 02/502.99.01
e-mail: info [at]