The year 2017 marked the start of a new Toneelhuis initiative: P.U.L.S., short for Project for Upcoming Artists for the Large Stage. P.U.L.S. is a four-year plan that offers four young theatre makers – Hannah De Meyer, Lisaboa Houbrechts, Timeau De Keyser and Bosse Provoost – the possibility of investigating and working on the big stage in different phases.
All of them have stood out in recent years with exceptional theatre work that has been shown in past editions of the Love at First Sight festival. All of them have explicitly stated that they want to create and direct productions for the big stage. In the coming years they will be making a number of small-scale projects and at least one production for the Bourla stage. In between times, they will work as apprentices to five internationally renowned theatre makers: Jan Fabre, Jan Lauwers, Alain Platel, Ivo van Hove and Guy Cassiers, the initiator of P.U.L.S.