To woo a girl—his future partner, Nini Bélanger—, he signed up for the playwriting program at the National School! Of course, Brullemans soon discovered his talent, and his first play was directed by none other than Wajdi Mouawad. He then began a fruitful association with director Éric Jean. Brullemans’ plays, including Hippocampe (2002), Vipérine (2012), and Ce que nous avons fait (2015), ask insoluble questions about grief and the boundary between the Self and the Other. As the playwright himself has said, what’s the point of inviting hundreds of spectators if you’re just going to talk about problems that could be solved over a coffee?