David Roos (Amsterdam, 2000) graduated as an actor from the Toneelacademie Maastricht in 2022. Since then, he has been based in Brussels. From the age of 14, he has played at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, including in productions by Simon Stone and Ivo van Hove. Later, he did an internship at the Toneelschuur and worked with Ontroerend Goed. With Tabor Idema, he formed a maker duo that created visual-absurdist performances and played at Frascati and Love At First Sight, among others. He is also a member of the Amsterdam collective Schwung.
His own work is linguistic and philosophical. Drawing from the literary and artistic canon, he connects and deconstructs classical sources to arrive at a personal and contemporary story. His style is transparent, in the tradition of groups like Maatschappij Discordia. From that transparency, he tries to create a transcendent theatrical experience. Recurring themes are language and meaning, nostalgia, appearance and reality, the Holocaust and identity. Always he is in search of a radical questioning of one’s own certainty.
In season 23 – 24, he plays in Funeral by Ontroerend Goed„ Nog een toneelstuk in het heelal by TG Meffert, Hassan en Moos by the Toneelmakerij. Right now he’s working on a solo performance, while also studying philosophy.