Teunkie Van Der Sluijs is a Dutch-British theatre-maker, working predominantly as a director and writer/translator in the UK and in Europe. He is Head of Artistic Development at the Young Vic, having been Creative Associate there since 2019.
His play TIKKUN OLAM won an Originals Playwriting Award in 2022 and was shortlisted for the Woven Voices Prize. His translations include work by Duncan Macmillan, Simon Stephens, debbie tucker green, Katori Hall, Alfred Uhry, and a range of Dutch writers, and has been produced by the National Theatre of the Netherlands, Senf Theaterpartners, at TheaterLab New York, Battersea Arts Centre and elsewhere.
As a director, Van Der Sluijs’ work includes the trilogy CLYBOURNE PARK, BENEATHA’S PLACE and A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam for Well Made Productions, awarded the 2017 Amsterdam Award for the Arts. He also directed the Netherlands premieres of THE MOUNTAINTOP (De Meervaart), WATERDRAGERS (Het Zuidelijk Toneel), LUNGS (Compagnietheater) and MOTORTOWN (Rozentheater). In the UK, he has directed HATE after La Haine (Barbican, shortlisted for the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award), YASSER (Assembly Rooms Edinburgh; Arcola London; Chopin Theater Chicago & Royal Theatre The Hague), WINTER (Orange Tree Theatre), and WOMEN LAUGHING (Old Red Lion, Off West End Award Nomination for Best Director).
Van Der Sluijs was Resident Director for global entertainment company Imagine Nation on ANNE: THE DIARIES OF ANNE FRANK ON STAGE at Theater Amsterdam, and he worked at HOME Manchester, as Staff Director at the National Theatre and as Trainee Director at the Orange Tree Theatre. He trained on Rose Bruford College’s Theatre Directing programme, at the National Film and Television School, and he holds an MA in Theatre Studies form the University of Amsterdam.
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TIKKUN OLAM winner, Originals Playwriting Award 2022; shortlisted for the Woven Voices Prize 2022, Riverside Studios London, theatre.
SUBMISSION after the novel by Michel Houellebecq, HOME Manchester, theatre.
HATE after the film La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz, Barbican Theatre London and Netherlands tour, theatre.
DRIVING MISS DAISY by Alfred Uhry (to Dutch), for national main house tour Senf Theaterpartners, theatre.
V: VIRTUE OF VICTORY by Thirsa van Til (to English), for Theaterlab New York, theatre.
SKY by Sarah Miles (to Dutch), for Imagine Nation & Theater Amsterdam, theatre.
FORT G by Anne Gehring & Vera Ketelaars (to English), for Battersea Arts Centre, theatre.
LIFE AND TIMES by Nature Theatre of Oklahoma (to Dutch), for Festival de Keuze Rotterdam, theatre.
THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall (to Dutch), for De Meervaart, Studio Dubbelagent & Senf Theaterpartners Netherlands tour, theatre.
LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan (to Dutch), for Studio Dubbelagent, Netherlands tour and National Theatre of the Netherlands, theatre.
RANDOM by debbie tucker green (to Dutch), for Studio Dubbelagent & Compagnietheater Amsterdam, theatre.
MOTORTOWN by Simon Stephens (to Dutch), for Studio Dubbelagent, theatre.
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