After finishing the Conservatory, director Winfred van Buren (1958) graduated as a director at the Rotterdam Center for Theater. Subsequently, he worked as an actor and musician for a few years. This gave him the professional framework to make the switch to full-time directing in 1990. In his last two years at RISK, he created and directed a play based on Murakami's 'Norwegian Wood'and he directed a play based on 'Twelve angry men. This year he will start a new project.