Theatre groups

The Elephant Brigade (2007)
established after the success of Man is Man by Bertolt Brecht, with students of the Drama Department of the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University. With this production director Paul Binnerts and the group of young actors made their professional debut in New York at HERE, Centre of the Arts.
Southern Comfort (1985-2014)
is a production unit, of which Paul Binnerts is the artistic director. The group was founded in Maastricht with its first production, The Map of the World by David Hare. After that the group established itself in Amsterdam. Since then, it operates on an irregular basis with an always changing ensemble of actors, with productions as Forbidden Reproduction, März, Kassandra, The Tigress, Black Box.
Schlicksupp teatertrupp (1979-1985)
originated from the forced closing of the famous Theater am Turm in Frankfurt am Main. Eight actors decided to go on independently, with Paul Binnerts as their director. The group was one of the first professional so-called ‘free’ theater groups in Germany. Frankfurt, at that time, was the centre of the alternative movement. The Sogenanntes Linksradikales Blasorchester (So-called Radical Left Wind Orchestra) led by Heiner Goebbels was a household name of the movement, and Schlicksupp enjoyed the support of a big audience. The composers for their performances came from this orchestra. In the six years of her existence Schlicksupp became famous with performances like Der Brotladen/The Breadshop, Drei Frauen/Three Women, and Flametti. These performances toured in and outside the country, and were invited to international festivals. Schlicksupp is still a well-known name among the generation that grew up at that time. The group worked as a unique collective, and developed a special method of creating plays through improvisation. For their productions they used material - dramatic, literary, and documentary - rather than just the text of existing plays.

Other theater groups/producers Paul Binnerts has been affiliated with are:

  • De Nieuwe Komedie in The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Theater am Turm (TAT) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Het Vervolg in Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • InDependance in Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Theater van het Oosten in Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Neues Theater in Halle (Saale), Germany
  • Hummelinck Stuurman Producties in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Latest news and upcoming events

New Books!

New Plays!

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

Workshops!

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