“When we work with teenagers, the first thing to do is to cause their desire to take part. Thus we start to play funny games with them. These games allow us to make knowledge, develop their creativity and awake their body. When they’re confident, we give them a goal to reach and we can start the job together. They work in improvisation by small groups, show their result to the others, and we speak about it all together to choose and recreate the best ideas. In this way, they develop a free expression and a team work. They also learn independence and the respect of the others. In a funny way. “
Born: 1963 in Belgium.
Studied: Dramatic Art at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and cinematographic writing and analysis at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Laurent has performed in a lot of plays in Belgium and France as in movies & in TV serials and is writing adaptations and plays for theater. His plays are published (Editions Lansman) and produced in Belgium, France, Switserland, Canada, Poland, Bulgary…, and traduced in several languages.
2009 he started to collaborate with Lukas within the HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT in a township school near Johannesburg. Together they created the Brussels based Human R asbl, a non-profit organization to promote values through art. Within CHILD OF PLAY Laurents proffesional knowledge and experiances are focused in theatrical workshops about acting and expressions, as role-play and playing itself. Being an actor himself he is able to entertain the children and make them laugh easily – an important skill, as having fun is a main principle in all these initiatives. Laurent leads the theatrical workshop teams of the initiative by involving local instructors if possible.