Peer Wittenbols (Bergen op Zoom, 1965) is a writer. He wrote more than sixty plays, two books of poetry, a collection of short stories, several radio plays, many song lyrics and several film scripts. With these, he won very large and very small prizes.
Until the end of 2008, he was the in-house writer for Toneelgroep Oostpool under the artistic leadership of Rob Ligthert. He wrote for Het Zuidelijk Toneel (Tilburg), De Toneelmakerij (Amsterdam) and the Rotterdam Connectie. His work has also been performed in Flanders, Germany, Russia and Spain, among other countries. Most of his plays were written by Wittenbols under the dramaturgy of Martine Manten. As a columnist, he worked for De Theatermaker, Dagblad De Limburger and De Volkskrant.
ABOUT TROJAN WARS
The most famous wars in history, the battle between the Greeks and Trojans. What does war do to people? How far will you go for your ideal? What do you do when your life is really at stake? How much can you handle before you radically change?
In this adaptation of Homer's Iliad, the National Theatre turns the mother of all wars into a new, raw version in three episodes in which well-known female characters are given a voice and a story of their own.