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Max Greyson

Max Greyson (1988) is a poet, theater writer and spoken word performer from Antwerp, Belgium.

He has been touring in Europe since 2011, writing and performing in the music theatre productions of Roots & Routes and Un-Label. He has been on many stages, including Fabbrica Europa Festival in Florence, Sommerblut Festival in Cologne and Sziget Festival in Budapest.

In 2015 he became vice-champion at the Dutch National Championships of Poetry Slam in the Netherlands, receiving acclaim as: the lyrical poet and the innovator of phrases. In 2016 his debut collection of poems ‘Madness does not settle’ was published by De Arbeiderspers. A year later this collection was nominated for the Jo Peters Poetry Prize. The poem ‘Unsharp’ was rewarded the Melopee Poetry Prize in 2018.

Max Greyson is the artistic director of ARType vzw, an organization that features theatre collective Voyeurs. Their new music theatre production ‘Voyeurs in BXL’ will premiere in 2019.

As from 2019 he will be researcher at the Antwerp Royal Conservatoire. His project ArtInAD is an artistic research project for integrated audio-description in music theatre.

Image: Melanie Mrakovcic