Plays since 1995

  • Transit, based on the novel by Anna Seghers, Theater Willy Praml/Wu Wei Theater, Naxos Halle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2015.
  • Lost & Found, original play at the first anniversary of hurricane Sandy (2012) Westbeth, Home of the Arts, New York, 2013, dir. by Nancy Gabor.
  • A Very (c) Old Case, Parts 1 and 2, two plays about the never solved murders of Adriaen van der Donck and Cornelis van Tienhoven, in 1654 and 1655, during the rule of the West India Company over the settlement New Amsterdam/Manhattan/New Netherland. 2011. Readings of Part 1 at the LARK Theater in New York, 2011.
  • Mephisto, a new adaptation based on the novel by Klaus Mann, 2005/2006.
  • The Same Sea, a play based on the novel by Amos Oz, 2004.
  • Black Box, a play based on the novel by Amos Oz, 1999.
  • St Louis Blues, libretto for opera by Chiel Meijering, 1995.

In the works:

  • Transit, based on the novel by Anna Seghers

Latest news and upcoming events

New Books!

  • 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.’