de Buysser, Pieter

Pieter De Buysser

*1972 in Antwerp

Pieter De Buysser studied philosophy in Antwerp and Paris. Since 1997, he has been writing plays and screenplays. He is the artistic director of the Theater van de ongrond, which he describes as a “quiet, intimate, slow and inward revolutionary force”. He often produces his own works himself. Some of his plays have been translated into German (“Die Narbe Lippe, Ismael Stamp” and “Nachtsonne”). In 2006, the Munich Kammerspiele performed “Robinson Cruso, die Frau und der Neger”, de Buysser's stage version of J.M. Coetzee's novel “Foe”. The same year, he was invited to perform “Eekhoornbrood/Die Lösung” at the New Plays for Europe Theatre Biennale in Wiesbaden.