Spielzeit 26.08. - 09.10.

Johan Simons

Johan Simons was born in Heerjansdam in the Netherlands. He studied dance at the Rotterdam Dance Acadamy before studying acting at the Academy for Theatre in Maastricht. He co-founded the Wespetheater in 1979 and ZT Hollandia in 1982. Simons has directed at the Münchner Kammerspiele, the Staatstheater Stuttgart und at the Schauspielhaus Zürich. In 2005, two of his productions were invited to participate in the Berlin Theatertreffen. He has led the NTGent since 2005, and in 2010/11 he will become the Artistic Director of the Münchner Kammerspiele. Since 2002 he has been a regular guest at the Ruhrtriennale, most recently with his production, Vergessene Straße.