Tom Struyf

Play to forget

Play to forget
Play to forget


Play to forget transforms from a naive attempt to understand how our doings are determined by our thinking into a passionate plea for love, over time and generations. After The Tatiana Aarons experiencePlay to forget  is once again a realitytheatrevideoperformance, poising on the borders between theatre, lecture performance and documentary.

‘An iconic, uplifting and sometimes even funny story‘ - Knack
‘The images are of a compelling beauty’, ‘An intelligent editing that feels really contemporary in the use of media’ -

When actor Tom Struyf finds an old photograph of himself which he can not comprehend, an intense battle with his failing memory follows. Through conversations with a neurosurgeon, a psychologist, a psychic and his own grandmother, he tries to discover what is going on in his head. When his research has led him high into the Swiss mountains, Tom finally realizes what he has forgotten all these time.

Tom Struyf (°1983) graduated as actor in 2007 from the Theater Academy Maastricht. Since then he created and performed shows with, among others, fABULEUS, Theater Artemis, HETPALEIS, Grand Theatre, Onafhankelijk Toneel and detheatermaker. His performances The Tatiana Aarons experience (Onafhankelijk Toneel, 2010) and Play to forget  (Monty & detheatermaker, 2012) were selected by the jury of Het Theaterfestival, chosen for Circuit X. In the present season he performs in Heimat of Freek Vielen and Rebekka De Wit and creates his new performance Another great year for fishing.

concept, tekst en spel Tom Struyf  | dramaturgie Willem De Maeseneer | camera en montage Geert De Vleesschauwer | foto Agata Wlodarska | productie van d e t h e a t e r m a k e r | coproductie kultuurfaktorij Monty met steun van wp Zimmer, kc STUK, HETPALEIS, SACD en het Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap