Claudia Grehn

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Claudia Grehn was born at Wiesbaden in 1982. She studied Russian and philosophy in Berlin and Hamburg before taking up a place on the course in creative writing for the stage at Berlin University of the Arts in 2005. She was awarded the 2007 Kleist Prize for Young Dramatists for her play Secretly Bestial – I Can Wait to Love in Heaven, which was premiered at the Landestheater Tübingen. She received the Stückemarkt New Playwriting Prize at the 2010 Berlin Theatertreffen for her play Harvest, which was written together with Lena Müller. Isn't It Enough to Say I Want to Live, cowritten with Darja Stocker, was invited to the Mülheim Theatertage in 2012.

Prizes and Awards :
  • 2007: Kleist Prize for Young Dramatists
  • 2010: Stückemarkt New Playwriting Prize at the Berlin Festival
  • 2012: Invitation to the Mülheim Theatertage with Reicht es nicht zu sagen ich will leben (Isn't It Enough to Say I Want to Live)

    Theatre Library - Translations

    Translated plays by Claudia Grehn in the Theatre Library

    Plays

    Reicht es nicht zu sagen ich will leben
    (Isn’t It Enough to Say I Want to Live)

    Together with the author Claudia Grehn (Verlag der Autoren), Darja Stocker has taken interviews the two conducted with people of various backgrounds and generations and assembled them into a collage of scenes that explore the different phases of rebellion, which starts with simple outrage and goes all the way to active resistance. More ...

    List of works – Selection

    • Reicht es nicht zu sagen ich will leben
      (Isn’t It Enough to Say I Want to Live)

      Premiere: 2011, Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, Schauspiel Leipzig
    • Ernte (Harvest) (with texts by Lena Müller)
      Premiere: 2010, Maxim Gorki Theatre
    • Heimlich bestialisch – I can wait to love in heaven (Secretly Bestial – I Can Wait to Love in Heaven)
      Premiere: 2008, Landestheater Tübingen