Teunkie Van Der Sluijs is a Dutch-British theatre-maker, working predominantly as a director in the UK and in Europe. He is Head of Artistic Development at the Young Vic, having been Creative Associate there since 2019. His translations and adaptations have been performed off-Broadway and in a range of festivals, venues and tours in Britain and the Netherlands.
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). He was Resident Director for global entertainment company Imagine Nation on ANNE: THE DIARIES OF ANNE FRANK ON STAGE at Theater Amsterdam, and previously worked at HOME Manchester, as Staff Director at the National Theatre and as Trainee Director at the Orange Tree Theatre.
Van Der Sluijs trained on Rose Bruford College’s Theatre Directing programme and holds an MA in Theatre Studies form the University of Amsterdam.