Thanks and Welcome

For several days now, my blog „Tapfer im Nirgendwo“ has reached the English-speaking world. Thousands of readers in the United States, Australia and the UK click my site to read my opinion articles. I would like to explicitly thank the artist William Wires (www.williamwires.com) for expanding my readership through his translation work.

I am a theater producer and blogger from Germany. The press writes about me:

„Today Macbeth, tomorrow Iago, the following day Kermit the Frog. Gerd Buurman (born 1976 in Emsland) is one of the most versatile performing artists in Cologne. He has successfully worked as an actor, director and writer; from 2008 to 2011 he was artistic director of the Severins Burg Theater.“ -Barbro Schuchardt, Kölnische Rundschau

“During the past years, Buurmann has repeatedly taken clear positions against unspeakable anti-Semitic statements in various media, and has contributed perhaps more towards a culture of debate in this city than the ad-supported news media.“ -Jules Lux, Choices

„The undisputed star of the evening is Gerd Buurmann. He is a brilliant Goethe reciter and Goethe rapper.” -Wolfgang Leipold, Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

“’Gehirne am Strand‘ (Brains on the Beach)-. Buurmann’s piece is surprising, profound, unsettling. Anyone who knows Gerd Buurmann from „Kunst gegen Bares“ (Art for Cash) or the annual Theater Night, will experience him from another perspective. His profound piece, laced with subtle humor, has the stuff to be performed on bigger stages. With surprising twists and turns, Buurmann seizes control of his audience.“ -Daniela Kwiotek, Bergisches Handelsblatt

„Gerd Buurmann plays the poor devil, Shylock – used by all, but loved by none – as an outcast on the edge of madness, with a downright scary and hysterical force… an impressive performance.” -Barbro Schuchardt, Kölnische Rundschau

„Buurmann’s theatrical energy blows visitors away. Buurmann is best as Iago, who incites Othello to murder. A highlight is when he, a master of manipulation, sits on a barstool defending Desdemona alleged loyalty… and then later ingenuously offers tips on how to commit murder“ -Dorothea Marcus, AKT

“Gerd Buurmann sweats on-stage; as a host, he is at times cynical, loud and harsh. He exasperates and fascinates. Not through sympathy, but through his almost frightening presence. His round face, the bald head and the frightening intensity of his eyes. He appears on stage like a man on the edge of madness.” -Daniela Meyer, Deutschlandradio Kultur

“The Simon Wiesenthal Center applauds Gerd Buurman.“ -Simon Wiesenthal Center

“It’s impossible to categorize Buurmann’s theatrical program as well as the man himself.“ -Daniela Abel, Kölnische Rundschau

For articles by Gerd Buurmann click here or the headlines below:

„It’s the religion, stupid!“

„The crusade argument“

„Happy Feast of the circumcision of Christ“

„Shylock or Nathan?“

„Dear Bill Maher“

„Dear Muslims“

„Pornotopia“

„The second Holocaust“

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