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Katja Haß, stage and costume designer, was born in 1968 near Krefeld. She studied with Erich Wonder in Vienna. Following her graduation, she worked for two years as assistant stage designer to Anna Viebrock at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus and there designed the set for Christoph Marthaler’s project SuchtLust (i. e., AddictionDesire). From 1996 to 2000, she was stage designer in residence at the Stuttgart Schauspiel Staatstheater, where she designed the sets for many productions, including Blunt by Philipp Moritz, Stephan Kimmig’s staging of Überleben by Judith Herzberg, and Thyestes (after Seneca). Since then, she has worked regularly with Stephan Kimmig and has in recent years designed nearly all the sets for his productions. Between 2000 and 2002, Haß was head stage designer at the Thalia Theater and there designed sets and, in part, costumes for the directors Stephan Kimmig and Martin Kusej. Altogether, she has been invited four times to the Berliner Theatertreffen. Katja Haß lives in Hamburg.