Walter Bart

Profile

They received the Mary Dresselhuys Prize and the VSCD Proscenium Prize for their oeuvre, as well as the Total Theatre Award at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Since 2013, Wunderbaum have been working on The New Forest, a four-year collaboration with various partners, volunteers and audience members to portray society's transition to the world of tomorrow. In 2012 Wunderbaum made their debut at the Holland Festival with Detroit Dealers. Arnon Grunberg is one of the Netherlands' most famous and prolific contemporary authors. Besides fiction (his publications include the novels Blauwe maandagen (Blue Mondays), Fantoompijn (Phantom pain), De asielzoeker (The asylum seeker) and Tirza) and stage plays, Grunberg also writes essays and various columns in newspapers and magazines, including a daily column on the front page of de Volkskrant and his weekly column Seksrabbijn des Vaderlands (Sex Rabbi Laureate), also for de Volkskrant. Stage and opera director Johan Simons is artistic leader at NTGent and the Ruhrtriennale. Simons has been appointed artistic leader at Theater Rotterdam from 2017. As of 2018 he will be Schauspielhaus Bochum's new intendant. Previously, he was intendant (artistic director) at the Munich Kammerspiele and founder/artistic director at Hollandia theatre company. Several of Simons' plays have been performed at the Holland Festival, including Sentimenti (2006), Hiob (2009) and Macbeth (2012). Working both in the Netherlands and abroad, Simons' many awards include the Prijs van de Kritiek and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prijs. In 2004, Theater Heute voted him Director of the Year.