Workshops real-time theater:


  • International workshop LaMaMa/Umbria (It), 2013
  • Stage Center Tel Aviv, Israël, 2007
  • Kanagawa Arts Council, Yokohama, Japan, 2002, 2004
  • Theatertreffen, Berlin 2002
  • Haiyuza Theatre Company, Tokyo, Japan, 1997-2000

The workshop real-time theater and acting consists of a series of exercises, which lead to playing a role ‘in real time.’ The exercises are based on a story told by the participants/actors from their own biography. The subsequent steps to first internalize the story, then taking a distance to it, and then externalizing it by putting it in a theatrical form, contribute to the presence of the actor.

Dependent on set-up and length of the workshop, and the number of participants, the workshop leads to a solo-performance by each participant on the basis of the story that is told, or in a montage-performance of all the stories by all participants.

These ‘performance-pieces’ are improvised on the basis of a scenario, and performed one time for an audience.

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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.’