Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie is the new director of beursschouwburg

“I look forward to braving these challenging times together with the team and developing a new chapter in Beursschouwburg’s pioneering history.” Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie

From 15 September, Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie (1991) will be the new general and artistic director of Beursschouwburg. She will follow on from Tom Bonte, who announced his departure last January.

Over the past few years Nigussie worked as a projector coordinator for BOZAR, focusing her efforts predominantly on creating an inclusive and participative programme. As an opinion maker, she has written on the topics of diversity and gender for various media outlets.

Beursschouwburg also welcomes a new financial administrator, Ellen De Bin (1983), who previously served in this function for Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods.

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