Walter Meierjohann was born in Amsterdam and grew up in Holland, America and Germany. He studied directing at the Ernst Busch School of Dramatic Art in Berlin, and St Hugh's College, Oxford. He has worked throughout Germany and Austria, where his productions include Heinrich von Kleist's The Broken Jug and Amphytrion, Schiller's Mary Stuart, Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey into Night, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, and Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman.
In 2002 he was asked by Peter Stein to direct Thornton Wilder's A Long Christmas Dinner with Stein's Ensemble in Berlin, and in the same year, he was nominated for a festival award for his production of The Just by Albert Camus. In 2004 Walter was appointed Artistic Director of NEUBAU, the international New Writing line of the State Theatre of Dresden. In 2007 he joined the Young Vic Theatre in London as International Associate Director. His Young Vic production of Kafka's Monkey starring award-winning actress Kathryn Hunter toured to Australia, Japan, Paris, and New York.
Other recent UK productions include In the Red and Brown Water (Young Vic, London),All My Sons (The Curve, Leicester), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Liverpool Playhouse), Unleashed (The Barbican), and Romeo & Juliet (Victoria Baths for HOME). He was appointed Artistic Director of Theatre for HOME in 2013.