Short list (1995 - 2021)

  • St. Louis Blues, revival opera by Chiel Meijering, Orkest De Ereprijs, conductor Wim Boerman, director Jeroen Kriek, Musis, Arnhem, 2019.
  • Transit, based on the novel by Anna Seghers, Theater Willy Praml/Wu Wei Theater, Naxos Halle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2015.
  • Lost & Found, Westbeth, Home of the Arts New York, directed by Nancy Gabor, New York, 2013.
  • A Very (c) Old Case, Part 1 – Reading at Lark Theater, New York, 2011.
  • Der Mann der…/The Man who, by Peter Brook/Marie Hélène Estienne/Oliver Sacks, Neues Theater, Halle (Saale), Germany (first German performance), 2007.
  • Man is Man, by Bertolt Brecht, Tisch School of Drama,New York University, 2007; The Elephant Brigade, HERE, Centre of the Arts, New York, 2007.
  • Mephisto, Hummelinck Stuurman Producties, Amsterdam, 2006, selected for Dutch Theater Festival, 2006.
  • Allein das Meer/The Same Sea, Neues Theater, Halle (Saale), Germany, 2005. Selected for Theatertreffen, Berlin, 2006
  • The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill, Theatre School Amsterdam, 2004.
  • The Same Sea, The Princeton Atelier/Princeton University, workshop performance on invitation by Toni Morrison, 2004.
  • Big and Little, by Botho Strauss, Haiyuza Theatre Company, Tokyo, 2000, for Festival 400 years The Netherlands and Japan.
  • Black Box, Southern Comfort/Hummelinck Stuurman Producties, 1999/2000, selected for Biennale Bonn, 2000.
  • St. Louis Blues, opera by Chiel Meijering, InDependance/Orchestra De Ereprijs, Arnhem 1995

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  • Het Leugenlabyrint (Eng. Labyrinth of Lies), a novel, Prometheus, Amsterdam, 2021.


‘The Hague, May 9th 1940. Bert Meijer van Leer becomes the proud owner of a German motorbike. Little does he know that the motorbike, a Zündapp, will save his life and cause his downfall. On May 10th the German army invades Holland. On that day Emmeke, Bert’s sister, celebrates her birthday. Emmeke and Bert are Jewish, but not practicing. Bert has been baptized and marries Lien who is Protestant. Emmeke is married to Joost, who isn’t Jewish either and anti-religious out of principle. Ingredients for a fatal chain of events.

Their ‘mixed marriages’ can’t protect them against the measures the Germans take against the Jews: excluding them from the society they live in through registration and public humiliation by forcing them to wear the Star of David; and, if they don’t comply, arrest, imprisonment, and deportation to a concentration camp.

In Labyrinth of Lies author Paul Binnerts witnesses how the Germans slowly tighten the screws. His characters are facing decisions, of which only afterwards can be said they were the wrong decisions. The only thing he can do is keeping them company.’