Rashif El Kaoui

Rashif El Kaoui graduated with a Master's degree in Literature Art from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in 2014 and has since been an actor, audio-maker and writer. In 2016, he won the El Hizjra Literature Prize in the prose category. In 2018, 'Oprecht Kwetsbaar' was published in the Characters series by UGent and TAZ, a fictional essay on morality, identity and perception. As a columnist for De Standaard and Knack, he writes opinion pieces on societal hot buttons.

He is part of the renewed open ensemble at KVS, where he has already played in several performances. As an actor, he alternates between 'classic' large-venue productions and smaller, more socially engaged projects such as 'A Jihad of Love' (Rataplan) or 'At the Neighbours', a reading performance for children from underprivileged families, in which the actors literally perform in families' homes.

As a maker, he worked for cultural house the Monty in Antwerp and Theater Zuidplein in Rotterdam, among others. His own work is often based on co-creation with your audience/target group and walking the line between reality, fiction and audience engagement.

Photo: Ahmet Polat