Pieter De Buysser (°1972) is a Belgian theatre and film director and writer, who lives and works in Brussels. He studied philosophy in Antwerp and Paris. Since, he writes fiction and non-fiction, theater and non-theater and he performs his own texts on stage – as a non-clown, a speculative realist, a transformatador in one. His fables are political, radical, epic and concrete. His plays have been invited or commissioned by houses and festivals such as Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Kaaitheater Brussels, Berliner Festspiele, Taipei Festival, Biennale Wiesbaden, New plays from Europe, Dublin Festival, Melbourne Festival, Baltoscandal Estonia, Archa Theatre Prague, Théâtre de la Bastille Paris, Fondation Cartier Paris, HAU Berlin,...
The last couple of years he travelled extensively through Europe and beyond with the play An Anthology of Optimism, (with Jacob Wren, 2009) and with his monologues Book Burning (2012)
and Landscape with Skiproads (2014).
In 2017 three new productions premiered:The After Party, on the legacy of Václav Havel, The Tip of the Tongue, a monologue by Pieter, brought in planetariums, and Le Rire des Moineaux, a monologue for actress Thalia Otmanetelba.
His writings have been translated and staged in Polish, French, German, Italian and English.
Besides his work for theatre, he directed four short fiction films, De Intrede, Solar, The Ambassador and You know you’re right.
His first novel De Keisnijders was published in 2012 at De Geus (B) and translated into Czech in June 2016.
Pieter recieved the Emile-Zola price in 1998, The Trofee Dwarse Denker in 2011 and the Marie Kleine-Gartman Pen in 2012.
In 2015, together with Thomas Bellinck, he establishes the Brussels-based, artist-run production society ROBIN.