Playwright and Theater Composer
In this page I will deal with only one of the types of theater - prose theater.
I have pages on my work in music theater - mostly opera, I was told that my Dracula and the Ballerina in Chains is actually a musical for opera singers - and movement theater. What I consider as a fourth type of theater, the circus, I have not worked in.

This page then will focus on my work in prose theater.
 

I have done a lot of work in the prose theater first as a composer and than as director.  I have not had much success as a writer of theater plays.

I did not set out to write prose theater plays.  But sometimes what I thought would be an opera libretto or a radio play developed a life of its own and demanded to be stage play.

Theater dramaturgs are an entirely different group of people from opera or ballet dramaturgs and I have not had the energy to begin meeting them.  Now the publisher of my radio plays contact me or Mr.Guido Huller of Drei Masken Verlag is beginning to deal with my theater plays and I am optimistic that he will find them a home.  You can read here the beginnings of my plays.  Please fell free to contact me or Mr. Huller if you would like to read them.


And Then She Cursed
is a play on a blblical story but with input on the political situation of today.

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Auntie Em's Mediation Market
is a little comedy for three actors in two
acts. 

Drag & drop support  Auntie Em's Mediation Market  (PDF icon 17KB) *


Almost all of my work as a composer for prose theater was done with live music and is more or less lost.  Some works were done on tape.  Here are three examples:

Audio file

Selections for Blood Knot, Beer  Sheva Theater  (Click here to listen to the file 2,764 KB)

 Overture from John Gabriel Borkmann, Habima Theater  (Click here to listen to the file 2,465 KB)

 Overture from Saved, Habima Theater  (Click here to listen to the file 3,984 KB)

 

Tears a Backstage Melodrama began as a radio play that was first done at France
Culture. I reworked and deepened the material into an 80 minute radio play
which I directed at the KRO in Hilversum, Holland. Louis Houet, the dramaturg
of the station did the music, and that was fun.

I still thought that the material had not reached maturity and now the final result is
a two act play. You can read the first act here.
 

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True love is an adult comedy in two acts that begins with Mr. Klein married to Ms Fat and Mr. Stout married to Ms. Thin . . . hard for me to explain in a few lines . . . enjoy the first act.

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Almost all of my work as a composer for prose theater was done with live music and is more or less lost. Some works were done on tape. Here are two examples. . .

Selections for Blood Knot, Beer Sheva Theater ( 200KB)
Overture from John Gabriel Borkmann, Habima Theater ( 500KB)

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