Stéphane Laimé

Born in 1966 in Brittany (France), Laimé wanted originally to be a musician or a painter, but then worked as a workman in film set montage before meeting the theatre director Klaus Michael Grüber in Paris and thereupon going to Berlin as assistant set designer at the Schaubühne. In the 1990s Laimé became acquainted with the director Jan Bosse, for whom he has designed all sets since their first collaboration in Berlin in 1997 on ‘Macbeth’. Four production in which Laimé took part have been invited to the Berlin Theatre Meeting: Bosse’s ‘Much Ado about nothing’, ‘Werther’, ‘Hamlet’ and last but not least Stefan Pucher’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ (2011), for which the ‘Theatre heute’ critics poll chose Laimé as Set Designer of the Year. He has also regularly collaborated with the director Matthias Hartmann. In 2007 Laimé was awarded the Viennese theatre prize ‘Nestroy’, and in 2008 the Opus Prize of the German Theatre Association. He lives in Berlin.