PAUL BINNERTS theater director, acting teacher, writer/playwright

photo: Phillip Mechanikus

photo: Phillip Mechanicus

I have always seen my work as a director and teacher as an exploration, a practical research as in a laboratory: you might have an idea how a performance should be , but you don’t know what you don’t know – and that’s what you want to discover.
Creating theater and teaching actors is a process of which the final result, I believe strongly, should not be known beforehand.
Acting in real-time is the technique required for the aesthetic demands of postmodern theater, in which other, sometimes alien, theatrical elements break up, or deconstruct, the text of a play, and the usually closed theatrical spaces (…) It reconciles Stanislavski’s psychological realism with Brecht’s epic theater, adding the presence of the actor as himself.

TRANSIT Paul Binnerts director

TRANSIT Theater Willy Praml/Wu Wei Theater, Frankfurt, Germany 2015. Director. Photo: Seweryn Zelazny

MAN IS MAN. Director

MAN IS MAN NYU/Tisch School of the Arts/HERE Arts Center New York 2007. Director. Photo: Bob Moyers

BIG AND LITTLE Haiyuza Theater, Tokyo Japan. Director

BIG AND LITTLE Haiyuza Theater, Tokyo Japan. 2000. Director. 2000 Photo: Peter de Kimpe

MEPHISTO Hummelinck Stuurman, Amsterdam NL  Director. photo: Ben van Duin

MEPHISTO Hummelinck Stuurman, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Director. Photo: Ben van Duin



LOST AND FOUND Westbeth, NYC. Playwright and Director

LOST AND FOUND WARC/Westbeth, NYC. 2013. I-Phone Photo: by author.

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