Long list

“… Paul Binnerts’ performances are at the same time precise and nonchalant, complex and transparent…”
“ … bring big themes back to human proportions, which mirror our lives.”

  • Lost & Found, Westbeth Home of the Arts, New York. 2013. (dir. by Nancy Gabor)
  • Der Mann der…/The Man who… , by Peter Brook/Marie Hélène Estienne/Oliver Sacks. Neues Theater Halle (German premiere), 2007.
  • Man is Man, by Bertolt Brecht,
    Tisch School of Drama, New York University, 2007.
    The Elephant Brigade @ HERE Arts Centre, New York, 2007.
  • Mephisto (2), new adaptation of the novel by Klaus Mann, with songs by Hanns Eisler, Hummelinck Stuurman Producties, Amsterdam 2006, selected for the Dutch Theater Festival 2006.
  • Allein das Meer/Dezelfde Zee 2, with music by Thies Streifinger, Neues Theater Halle (Germany), 2005, selected for Theatertreffen Berlin 2006.
  • The Same Sea/Dezelfde Zee 1, based on the novel by Amos Oz, on invitation by Toni Morrison, with music by Paul Lansky; workshop production The Atelier @ Princeton University, 2004.
  • Big and Little, by Botho Strauss, Haiyuza Theatre Tokyo, Festival 400 years Netherlands-Japan, 2000.
  • Black Box, based on the novel by Amos Oz, Southern Comfort/ Hummelinck Stuurman Producties, Amsterdam, 1999. Biennale Bonn Germany, Festival of new European plays, 2000.
  • King Lear, by William Shakespeare, Theater School, Amsterdam, 1997.
  • Lea’s Wedding/Leedvermaak, by Judith Herzberg, Theater School, Amsterdam, 1996.
  • Ivanov, by A. Chechov, Theater School Amsterdam, 1995.
  • St. Louis Blues, opera by Chiel Meijering, InDependance/Orchestra De Ereprijs, Arnhem 1995.
  • The Tigress/De Tijgerin, based on the novel Die Tigerin by Walter Serner. Southern Comfort/Frascati, Amsterdam, 1990.
  • The Balcony with the Green Kakadu, based on the plays by Jean Genet and Arthur Schnitzler, Theater van het Oosten, Arnhem, 1989.
  • Kassandra, based on the novel by Christa Wolf, Southern Comfort/ Frascati, Amsterdam 1988.
  • Forbidden Reproduction /Verboden Reproduktie, based on the novel Love Act by E.M.Austen, Southern Comfort/Baal, Amsterdam 1987.
  • A Map of the World/De toestand in de wereld, by David Hare, Southern Comfort, Maastricht, 1986.
  • Chronicle of a death foretold, based on the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with music by Christoph Anders. Schlicksupp teatertrupp, Frankfurt am Main, 1985.
  • Don Perlimplin, by F. Garcia Lorca, Schlicksupp teatertrupp, Frankfurt am Main, 1984.
  • UBU, by Alfred Jarry, Het Vervolg. Maastricht 1984.
  • Mephisto (1), adaptation by Ariane Mnouchkine of the novel by Klaus Mann, with music by Jean Lambrechts, Theater School Maastricht, 1983.
  • Flametti, an original ‘montage’ play based on poems and documents of the DADA-movement and the novel by Hugo Ball, with music by Annemarie Roelofs, Schlicksupp teatertrupp in collaboration with the Rotterdamse Toneelraad, Frankfurt am Main, 1982. Recklinghauser Ruhrfestspiele, Salzburger Festspiele. HR/ARD-TV 1985.
  • Drei Frauen, based on a fragmentary filmscenario by Alexander Kluge, with music by Annemarie Roelofs. Schicksupp teatertrupp, Frankfurt am Main, 1981. Holland Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Recklinghauser Ruhrfestspiele.
  • Fear and Misery in the Third Reich/Angst und Elend im Dritten Reich by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Jean Lambrechts a.o., Theater School Maastricht, 1981, KRO-TV 1983.
  • The Breadshop/Der Brotladen by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Alfred Harth, Schlicksupp teatertrupp, Frankfurt am Main, 1980. Festival of Fools Amsterdam, Berliner Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen. Recklinghauser Ruhrfestspiele.
  • Saint Joan of the Stockyards, by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Heiner Goebbels. Theater am Turm, Frankfurt am Main, 1979
  • Didactic plays by Bertolt Brecht:
    - The exception and the rule/Die Ausnahme und die Regel, with music by Heiner Goebbels, THE ON (c) E AND ONLY THEATER GROUP, Frankfurt am Main/Berlin, 1976.
    - The Measures Taken/Die Massnahme; with music by Louis Andriessen, Director’s Department Amsterdam Theatre School, 1972.
  • The building of the Union Pacific Railway, an installation performance, in collaboration with Albert Hunt/Bradford College of Art, Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park London, 1972.

Latest news and upcoming events

New Books!

New Plays!

  • Transit, 2015, Lost & Found, 2013, A Very (c) Old Case I + II, 2011


  • Private workshops together with Nancy Gabor in New York, Los Angeles and Portland (Or), Spring 2015.
  • ATKA/Theaterschool Amsterdam, September 2015
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