Paul Knieriem graduated from the Theatre School Amsterdam in 2007 as a stage director. He did his internships at the Muenchner Kammerspiele and Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Since his graduation he’s been working as a stage director for different Dutch theatre-companies such as the Toneelmakerij, Via Rudolphi and de Toneelschuur. In 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017 his performances have been selected for the prestigious Dutch Theatre Festival. From 2019, Paul Knieriem wil be the artistic director of ”De Toneelmakerij”, a theatre company for children and teenagers, as well as the adults in their lives, based in Amsterdam. (www.toneelmakerij.nl)