Site specific theatre

Site-specific theatre performances

  • 2013. Lost & Found, Westbeth Home of the Arts, New York. (dir. by Nancy Gabor)
  • 1992.Out of Frames, festival of site-specific theatre in Groningen, installation-performance in the cattle market (Veemarkthallen), in collaboration with designers of the Arts Academy of Berlin.
  • 1980. Der Brotladen/The Breadshop by Bertolt Brecht with Schlicksupp teatertrupp, Frankfurt a.M. Germany, in a slaughterhouse, a wharf, tents, abandoned factories, on a clearing in the woods, practically all venues except theaters.
  • 1974 and 1975. Landscape theatre, installation- performances along the railway tracks somewhere in The Netherlands, in collaboration with Luc Boyer/Theatre School Amsterdam.
  • 1974. “You never see a headline about a breadline today”, a marathon dance performance in the ballroom of the Alhambra Hotel, Bradford (UK), in collaboration with Albert Hunt, Drama Department Bradford College of Art.
  • 1972. The building of the Union Pacific Railway, installation-performance in Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park, London, in collaboration with Albert Hunt/Bradford College of Art.

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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.’