Johannes Schütz

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Born in 1950 in Frankfurt am Main, in the 1970’s Johannes Schütz studied with and was assistant to Wilfried Minks in Hamburg and Berlin. In 1974, he began working as a stage designer for the Schillertheater in Berlin and the Munich Kammerspiele. His first intense collaboration followed with the directors Ernst Wendt and Harald Clemen. In 1976, he went as head of stage design to the Bremen Theater with the team of Frank-Patrick Steckel and Wolfgang Wiens, where he was also frequently engaged with Reinhild Hoffmann’s dance theatre. In the same capacity, he went in 1983 to the Bochum Schauspielhaus. There began his continuing artistic connection to Jürgen Gosch. From 1992 to 1998, Schütz was Professor of Scenography at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. With Peter Mussbach, he has brought out opera productions in Hamburg, Cassel and Brussels. His own productions include Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice and Richard Strauss’s Ariadne on Naxos, works by Brecht and Schiller in Bochum and Mainz. Schütz lives in Berlin.