Dirk Dobbrow

Dirk Dobbrow - © Renate von MangoldtDirk Dobbrow was born in Berlin in 1966. After his Abitur examination he worked as an actor at various theatres. Today he lives and works in Berlin as a freelance writer of plays and prose.
© Renate von Mangoldt

Prizes and Awards:

  • Berliner Autorenstipendium (1994 + 1997)
  • "Kleist-Förderpreis für junge Dramatiker" for "Legoland" (1999)
  • "Else-Lasker-Schüler-Preis der Stadt Kaiserslautern" for "Alina Westwärts" (2001)
  • BHF-Bank Stipendium "Frankfurter Positionen" (2001)

    Theatre Library - Translations

    Translated plays by Dirk Dobbrow in the Theatre Library



    Lego bricks: you can build almost anything with these colourful blocks. They are synonymous with a harmonic and happy childhood. What happens, though, when the Legoland idyll disappears and has to give way to the painful reality of a cement-grey high-rise housing estate?More ...

    List of works – Selection

    • "Raus aus hier. Trainieren für Utopia" (i.e."Out of Here. Training for Utopia)" (together with Falk Richter, Tankred Dorst, and Thomas Barsch)
      premiered with "Jago!" at the Frankfurt Schauspiel, 20.4.2005
    • "Alina Westwärts" (2001)
    • "Hundemund"
      Premiere: "Maxim Gorki Theater im Schiller Theater", Berlin, January 2000
    • "Legoland"
      Premiere: "Kleist Theater Frankfurt/Oder", January 2000
    • "Late Night" (1998)
    • "Halbwertzeiten" (1996)
    • "Diva"
      Premiere: "Schauspielhaus Bochum", March 1996