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Sibylle Berg was born at and spent her childhood in Weimar where she also worked as a puppeteer until moving to the West in 1984. She studied briefly at the Dimitri theatre school in Ticino and then had various jobs. She began to write, published her first articles and reportage, and was a columnist for the "Zeit-Magazin". Her first book appeared in 1997, and other novels and stories followed. "Helges Leben" was her first play.
Her play Und jetzt: die Welt ! Oder: Es sagt mir nichts das sogenannte Draußen (i.e. And Now: the World! – The So-Called Outside Means Nothing to Me), premiered at the Maxim Gorki Theater directed by Sebastian Nübling, was chosen the “Play of the Year” by the critics’ poll of the journal Theater Heute.
Sibylle Berg lives in Zurich.
Prizes and Awards:
- Invitations to the Mülheim Theatre Days in 2000, 2001, and 2002
Translated plays by Sibylle Berg in the Theatre Library
- "Und jetzt: die Welt ! Oder: Es sagt mir nichts das sogenannte Draußen " (i.e. And Now: the World! – The So-Called Outside Means Nothing to Me)
Premiere: Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, in cooperation with junges theater basel
- "Wünsch dir was" (i.e., "Do wish for something")
Premiere Schauspiel Zürich, 2006
- "Das wird schon. Nie mehr lieben" (i.e."That'll Happen. Never Love Again")
premiered at the Bochum Schauspielhaus, 2004
- "Schau, da geht die Sonne unter" ("Look, the Sun Is Setting")
Premiered at the Bochum Schauspielhaus, 2003
- "Herr Mautz"
Premiere: Theater Oberhausen, 2002
- "Hund, Frau, Mann"
Premiere: Theater Rampe, Stuttgart, 2001
- "Eine Stunde Glück" (now withdrawn)
Premiere: Theater der Stadt Heidelberg, 2000
- "Helges Leben"
Premiere: Schauspielhaus Bochum, 2000
- "Ein paar Leute suchen das Glück und lachen sich tot" (a dramatization of the novel of the same name)
Premiere: Theater Rampe, Stuttgart, 1999