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DIRECTING

2014
Artistic Director, HOME (Manchester)

ROMEO AND JULIET, Victoria Baths (Manchester)

2013

THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE (Carson McCullers)
Residenztheater, Munich

KAFKA’S MONKEY, Beshikov Centre, New York

AMPHITRYON (Heinrich von Kleist), Schauspielhaus Graz

2012

THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER (Johann Wolfgang Goethe)
Theater Freiburg

WAITING FOR GODOT (Samuel Beckett)
Unleashed, Barbican, London

2011

TAKING STEPS (Alan Ayckbourne), Theater Krefeld-Monchengladbach

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI (Bertolt Brecht), Liverpool Playhouse

2010


KAFKA’S MONKEY, Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris

2009

ALL MY SONS (Arthur Miller) The Curve, Leicester

TOUR to SYDNEY (Sydney Theatre Company), MELBOURNE (Malthouse Theatre) and ATHENS (Attiki Festival) with

KAFKA’S MONKEY
(Adaptation of REPORT TO AN ACADEMY by Colin Teevan)
Young Vic Theatre, London


2008

IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER (Tarell McCraney)
Young Vic Theatre, London

THE MESSIAH (Patrick Barlow)
State Theatre of Dresden

2007
Associate Director,
Young Vic Theatre, London

IMPRESARIO OF SMYRNA (Carlo Goldoni)
Stadttheater Lübeck

MOTHER AFRICA (Ad de Bont)
State Theatre of Dresden

2006
Resident Associate Director,
State Theatre of Dresden


INK HEART (Cornelia Funke)
State Theatre of Dresden

A LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Eugene O'Neill)
State Theatre of Dresden

MARY STUART (Friedrich Schiller)
Stadttheater Luebeck

THE BROKEN JUG (Heinrich v. Kleist)
Volkstheater Rostock

2005
Artistic Director and Founder of Neubau
- International Contemporary New Writing Theatre –
State Theatre of Dresden


PEOPLE NEXT DOOR (Henry Adam)

TALES OF COMMON INSANITY (Petr Zelenka)

2004

DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Arthur Miller)
State Theatre of Mainz

GIVE A BOY A GUN (Morton Rhue)
Volkstheater Rostock

THE JUST (Albert Camus)
Festival "Impulse", Bochum and Duesseldorf

2003

AMOUR FOU (Arnon Gruenberg)
Jewish Cultural Festival, Berlin

DURST HAETT ICH (Walter Meierjohann)
Schauspielhaus Bochum

GENUA 01 (Fausto Paravidiono)
State Theatre of Dresden

OH YOU MEI AUSTRIA
Sophiensaele, Berlin

2002
Drama teacher at Ernst Busch School of Dramtic Art, Berlin

THE JUST (Alber Camus)
winner of ensemble and audience prize at
Schauspielschultreffen, Graz
nominated for renowned Fringe Festival, Impulse


Other work includes:
Chekhov, Shakespeare, Anouilh, Brecht, Dostojewski, Schiller

Assistant Director to Klaus-Michael Grueber
DON GIOVANNI, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen


2001

Peter Stein's FAUST ENSEMBLE, Arena, Berlin

THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER (Thornton Wilder)

THE BELL JAR (Sylvia Plath)

SYLVIA PLATH - EIN ABEND (Devised by Walter Meierjohann)

2000
Resident Director, Theatre Haus, Jena

BAAL (Bert Brecht)

WUNSCHKONZERT (Franz Xaver Kroetz)

KASPERLSPIELE (Lothar Trolle)

Assistant Director to Klaus-Michel Grueber
AIDA, Nederlands Opera, Amsterdam


1999

HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA (Frederico Lorca)

FAITH HEALER (Brian Friel)

PHEDRE (Racine)
nominated for Production of The Year in Berlin
bat Studiotheater, Berlin


1998
Assistant Director to Robert Cantarella, Marseille

Director for "Festival of Central European Culture", London

TRANSLATIONS + ADAPTATIONS

THE HAMBURG CELL Script for Mentorn TV

SCHWEINE Dutch (Oscar van Woensel),
Rowohlt Verlag

AMOUR FOU (Arnon Grünberg)
Essays for Theater Heute and Theater der Welt

RADIO PLAYS

A DAY IN THE LIFE (Slavenka Drakulic), RBB, Berlin, 2003

A CHRISTMAS TALE, RBB, Berlin 2001

REFEREES

Peter Stein
San Pangrazio, Amelia - Giove 128, 05022 Amelia, Italy

Stefan Schnabel
Head of Dramaturgy, Staatsschauspiel Dresden,
Theaterstr. 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Prof. Dr. Engler
Head of Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts,
Schnellerstr. 104, 12439 Berlin, Germany

BACKGROUND

Nationality: German
D/O/B:1971 Amsterdam
Languages: Fluent in German, English, Dutch, French

EDUCATION

Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art, Berlin
St Hugh's College, Oxford

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