Falk Richter

© David Baltzer
Born at Hamburg in 1969. Studied theatre direction with Jürgen Flimm, Manfred Brauneck, Christof Nel, Jutta Hoffmann, and Peter Sellars at Hamburg University. Then worked as a freelance author, translator, director, etc, at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus and the Hamburg Staatsoper, the Berlin Schaubühne, the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, and Seven Stages Atlanta.
From 2000 to 2004 Richter directed plays at the Zürich Schauspielhaus and at present he freelances regularly at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and the Schaubühne in Berlin, directing his own and other authors' plays. It was also in Berlin that he staged his four-part cycle "The System".

Prizes, Awards:

  • Invitation to the Berlin Theatre Encounter 2000 with "Nothing Hurts"
  • German Academy of Arts Radio-Play Prize
  • Invitation to the 2004 Mülheim Theatre Days with "Electronic City"

Theatre Library - Translations

Translated plays by Falk Richter in the Theatre Library


Electronic City

"Tom and Joy, a neo-romantic love story from the start of the 21st century. Tom is a resilient and extremely flexible consultant whose only foothold is the porno channel in his hotel room. Tonight he is wandering around the corridors of a hotel complex. He's lost his orientation and no longer knows where he is: Berlin, London, New York, Hongkong, Singapore. He thinks of Joy ...More ...

List of works – Selection

  • "Hotel Palestine (Das System, 4)" (i.e."Hotel Palestine (The System 4))
    premiered at the Schaubühne, Berlin, 2004
  • "Unter Eis (Das System 2)" (i.e."Under Ice (The System/2)")
    premiered at the Schaubühne, Berlin, 2004
  • "Weniger Notfälle (Das System 3/Amok)" (i.e."Fewer Emergencies (The System 3 /Amok)")
    premiered at the Schaubühne, Berlin, 2004
  • "Sieben Sekunden (In God we trust)" ("Seven Seconds (In God We Trust)"
    premiered at the Zürich Schauspielhaus, 2003
  • "Electronic City (Das System/1)" ("Electronic City (The System/1)"
    premiered at the Bochum Schauspielhaus, 2003
  • "PEACE"
    premiered at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, 2000
  • "Nothing hurts"
    premiered at the Springdance Festival, Utrecht, 1999
  • "Gott ist ein DJ" (i.e. God is a DJ)
    premiered at the Mainz Staatstheater, 1999
  • "Kult! Geschichte für eine virtuelle Generation" (i.e. "Cult! Story for a Virtual Generation")
    premiered at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, 1996
  • "Alles. In einer Nacht" (i.e. "Everything. In a Single Night")
    premiered at the Hamburg Kammerspiele, 1996
  • Sektion - "Block 20, Folge 0020014: Liebe. Nacht. Kamera" (i.e. "Block 20, Episode 0020014: Love, Night, Camera")
    premiered at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, 1996