Gökhan Girginol: ‘Theatre is more than acting’

In his first major KVS project of his own, the Genk-based theatre maker Gökhan Girginol evokes the brute force of the creative life he sought in the mining community where he grew up, and later found in other communities on the margins.

Gökhan Girginol graduated as a theatre maker from RITCS three years ago and then immediately rolled from one project into another. He plays one of the leading roles in Manu Riche’s film Problemski Hotel, had an important role in the VTM series Spitsbroers and, on the occasion of fifty years of Turkish migration, made the large-scale theatre project Herzaman with the inhabitants of the mining communities in his hometown Genk. Some inexperienced young artists who collaborated on it are also contributing to the new theatre production Robin Hassan Hood, in which Girginol sketches the atmosphere of creative life on the margins in a very visual way. (…)

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Michaël Bellon