Bettina Erasmy

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Bettina Erasmy was born in Cologne. After studying German language and literature, philosophy and English language and literature in Cologne and Vancouver, Canada, she worked as a (production) dramaturg at theatres in various places, including Meiningen and Dortmund. Her drama Goya was first performed in 1998 at the Berlin Schaubühne. It was followed by the play Golem, which had its premiere in 2002 at Theater Basel. Bettina Erasmy directed 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane at the Staatstheater Nuremberg. She lives in Berlin and works as a dramatist and director.

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    Theatre Library - Translations

    Translated plays by Bettina Erasmy in the Theatre Library


    Mein Bruder Tom (My Brother Tom)

    Tom’s company has just been blown to pieces by a bomb. He is the only survivor. He settles into a hole in the ground and waits for the whole thing to be over. Meanwhile, his two sisters are appearing on a popular reality TV show.More ...

    List of works – Selection

    • „Das wollt ihr nicht wirklich“(You Don’t Really Want That)
      Premiere: Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Ruhr Festival Recklinghausen
    • „Mein Bruder Tom“ (My Brother Tom)
      Premiere: Landestheater Tübingen, 2008
    • „I didn’t start the fire“
      Premiere: Kunstfest Weimar, 1999
    • „Goya. Schlaflos“ (Goya, Sleepless)
      Premiere: Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, 1998