Anne Habermehl

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Anne Habermehl was born at Heilbronn in 1981 and studied creative writing for the stage at Berlin University of the Arts from 2004 to 2008.
In September 2006, Der höchste Berg der Welt (The Highest Mountain in the World), a text performance about the asylum system in Germany created jointly with Juliane Kann and Anne Haugh, was performed at the Theaterdiscounter Berlin.
In December 2006, Die Geschichte spielt nicht ohne uns, Puppi (They Can’t Do It without Us, Babe), a commissioned piece written in cooperation with Juliane Kann and Tina Müller, was premiered in Gera.
As part of her studies, she wrote two short radio plays, which were first broadcast on RBB Kultur in May 2007 under the title Das Geräusch der Anderen (The Noise of Others).
Her one-act play Ozonkinder (Ozone Children) was performed for the first time in March 2007 in a workshop production at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin and premiered in May 2008 during the Ohne alles 2 festival at the Schauspielhaus Bochum.
2008 also saw Anne Habermehl commissioned to write a work for the Stückemarkt at the Berlin Theatertreffen. In the 2008/09 season, she held a scholarship from the Authors’ Laboratory at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus.

She held a scholarship from the Authors’ Laboratory at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus in the 2008/09 season and attended a workshop with Simon Stephens during the Obrador d´estiu at the Sala Beckett in Barcelona in 2009.
Her play Last Territory was invited to the Autorentheatertage at the Thalia Theater Hamburg in 2008 and the Radically Young festival at the Munich Volkstheater in 2009.

Habermehl herself directed the premiere production of Scar Territory, which was selected for the 2011 Autorentheatertage at the Deutsches Theater Berlin.
Anne Habermehl lives in Berlin.
(Rowohlt Theaterverlag)

    Theatre Library - Translations

    Translated plays by Anne Habermehl in the Theatre Library


    Scar Territory

    ‘February 1989. Marie and Marc want to flee over the border to the West under cover of night – an attempt that fails because they get into an argument just as they are about to set off. More ...


    Pit meets up with his daughter, Jenny. Now, years too late, he wants to make up for his sins of omission, and be there at last for Jenny and her brother Marco. But Marco has disappeared – while Jenny’s response is dismissive and stressed out in equal measure.
    Marco has been hanging about opposite Julian and Silvie’s house, for days now. Julian has a relationship with him, and Silvie knows about it. More ...

    List of works – Selection

    • Narbengelände (i.e. "Space of Scars")
      Premiere Theater Altenburg-Gera 2010
    • Daddy
      Premiere: Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel, 2009 Küß mich hinter Karstadt (Kiss Me Behind Tesco’s)
      Premiere: Theater Chemnitz, 2009
    • Letztes territorium (Last Territory)
      Premiere: Thalia Theater Hamburg, 2008