Igor Bauersima

Igor BauersimaIgor Bauersima, born at Prague in 1964, grew up in Switzerland and has worked since 1969 as an architect, musician, and writer and director for the cinema and theatre. In 1993 he and actors Pascal Ulli, Alexander Seibt, and Ingrid Sattes founded the OFF OFF Bühne, an alternative theatre group. Since then he has written and staged nine plays for this company.

Prizes and Awards

  • Prize for the best alternative theatre production at the 1998 Impulse Festival in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Invitation to the Mülheim Theatre Days in 2001
  • Best young author in the 2001/2002 season with "norway.today" - for the "Theater heute" critics survey

    Theatre Library - Translations

    Translated plays by Igor Bauersima in the Theatre Library



    Lea, an out-of-work actress who survives financially by introducing internet music programmes, and Fred, an unsuccessful writer, are a couple with little money but high artistic ambitions and incorruptible ideals. They live together in a little one-room flat which at the same time serves as their work-place. One day Lea's former boy-friend Tiger errupts into this bohemian idyll.More ...


    Julie is tired of life and searches on the internet for fellow-spirits who want to die with her. Young August gets in touch and the two meet on a snow-covered cliff in Norway so as to commit suicide together.More ...

    List of works – Selection

    • "Kap Hoorn", premiered at Theater in der Josefstadt, Vienna, 2010
    • "Boulevard Sevastopol"
      premiered at Akademietheater, Vienna, 2007
    • "Lucie de Beaune" (Ko-Autorin Réjane Desvignes)
      premiered at Schauspielhaus Zürich, 2005
    • "Bérénice de Molière" (i.e."Bérénice de Molière")
      premiered at the Burgtheater, Vienna, 20.4.2005
    • "Tattoo" Co-author Réjane Desvignes
      Premiered at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, 2002
    • "Futur de Luxe"
      Premiere: Staatsschauspiel Hannover, 2002
    • "Factory"
      Premiere: Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zürich, 2001
    • "Launischer Sommer" (nach der gleichnamigen Novelle von Vladislav Vanura)
      Premiere: Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, 2001
    • "norway.today"
      Premiere: Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, 2000
    • "Exil"
      Premiere: Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zürich, 2000
    • "Context"
      Premiere: Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zürich, 1999
    • "Forever Godard"
      Premiere: Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zürich, 1998
    • "Mixed"
      Premiere: Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zürich, 1997
    • "Snobs"
      Premiere: OFF OFF-Bühne, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1997
    • "Die Pflicht glücklich zu sein"
      Premiere: Hall 11 of the Schöller Site, Zürich, 1996
    • "Tourist Saga"
    • Premiere: OFF OFF-Bühne, Zürich, 1995
    • "Plane thoughts"
    • Premiere: OFF OFF-Bühne, Zürich, 1994