Lukas Bärfuss

Lukas BärfussBorn on 30.12.1971 at Thun near Berne in Switzerland where he also grew up. After completing schooling he worked in various jobs including bookseller. Since 1997 he has been a freelance dramatist and writer of prose as well as producing theatre in Zürich. He founded the 400asa Theatre Group together with Samuel Schwarz.
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Prizes and Awards:

  • 1998 Grant from the Lydia Eymann Foundation, Langenthal
  • 2000 ZKB Prize (Zürich) for "Medeää. 214 Bildbeschreibungen"
  • 2001 Thun Cultural Prize
  • 2002 City of Zürich Cultural Award
  • 2002 City of Berne Literary Award
  • 2003 Berne Canton Book Prize
  • 2003 Presentation of the Basel production of "Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern" ("Our Parents' Sexual Neuroses") at the Mülheim Theatre Days
  • "Theater heute" Critics Prize for New Dramatists 2003
  • Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis 2005 for "Der Bus" ("The Bus")