Lutz Hübner

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Lutz Hübner was born at Heilbronn in 1964. After studying German, Philosophy, and Sociology at Münster University he trained as an actor at the Saarbrücken Staatliche Hochschule. There followed engagements as an actor and director in Saarbrücken, Aachen, Neuss, and Magdeburg. Since 1996 Lutz Hübner has worked as a freelance author and director. He lives in Berlin.

Prizes and awards

  • 1998: German Youth Theatre Prize for The Heart of a Boxer
  • 2008: ASSITEJ International Honorable Mention
  • 2010: Günther Rühle Prize for Point of Honour
  • 2011: ASSITEJ Germany Prize

    Theatre Library - Translations

    Translated plays by Lutz Hübner in the Theatre Library


    Die Firma dankt (The Company Thanks)

    The company has got a new management team that has still not announced its strategy for the future of the business. Adam Krusenstern, the 40-something head of the development department, is the only employee invited to a weekend at the company's guest house, where he is possibly supposed to get to know members of the new board.More ...

    Geisterfahrer (Ghost Drivers)

    Lutz Hübner’s Ghost Drivers is a story of couples around the age of 40. Three such couples appear – the fourth casts a long shadow. The setting where the action takes place is a building with three apartments. More ...

    Ehrensache (i.e., "Point of Honour")

    A murder has been committed. And yet the day had begun so well: two boys, 19 and 17 years old, get to know two girls aged 15 and 16. It is the weekend, and they arrange to meet up for an excursion to Cologne, the big city. They want to make a proper day of it, do some shopping, carry on to a club in the evening and then see how things go. More ...

    List of works – Selection

    • Die Firma dankt (The Company Thanks)
      Premiere: 2011, Staatsschauspiel Dresden
    • Frau Müller muss weg (Ms Müller Has Got to Go)
      Premiere: 2010, Staatsschauspiel Dresden
    • Nachtgeschichte (Night Story)
      Premiere: 2009, Schauspiel Essen
    • Dream Team
      Premiere: 2009, Schauspiel Essen
    • Geisterfahrer (Ghost Drivers) (in collaboration with Sarah Nemitz)
      Premiere: 2008, Schauspiel Hanover
    • Aussetzer (Dropout) (in collaboration with Sarah Nemitz)
      Premiere: 2007, Junges Staatstheater Hanover
    • Der Zauberer von Camelot (The Wizard of Camelot) Premiere: 2007, Friedrichstadtpalast Berlin
    • Blütenträume (i.e., "Floral Dreams")
      premiered at Schauspiel Essen, 2007
    • Für alle das Beste (i.e., "The Best for Everyone")
      premiered at Schauspiel Hannover, 2006
    • Ehrensache (i.e., "Point of Honour")
      premiered at Schauspiel Essen, 2005
    • Gotteskrieger (i.e., "Holy Warriors")
      premiered at Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, 2005
    • Leben des Zacarias (i.e., "Life of Zacharias") 
      premiered at Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, 2005
    • Hotel Paraiso
      premiered at Staatstheater Hannover, 2004
    • Der Maschinist
      premiered at Staatstheater Braunschweig, 2004
    • Bankenstück (i.e., "Banks Play")
      premiered at Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, 2004
    • Dramoletti
      premiered at theater rampe, Stuttgart, 2003
    • Nellie Goodbye
      premiered at Theater Hagen, 2003
    • Scratch!
      premiered at Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, 2003
    • Einfache Freuden (i.e., "Simple Pleasures")
      premiered at Prinzregent-Theater, Bochum/co-production with theater rampe, Stuttgart, 2003
    • Leichen im Keller ("Corpse in the Cellar")
      premiered at Staatstheater Gießen, 2002
    • Winner & Loser
      premiered at Staatstheater Hannover, 2002
    • Wallenbergs Tod" (i.e., "Wallenberg's Death")
      premiered at Dortmund Opera, 2001
    • Ausnahmezustand (i.e., "State of Emergency")
      premiered at Deutsches Theater, Göttingen, 2001
    • Der Maschinist (i.e., "The Machinist")
      premiered at Magdeburg Opera/EXPO 2000, Hanover (German Pavilion), 2000
    • Oh Theodora!
      premiered at Theater der Landeshauptstadt Magdeburg, 2000
    • Strich" (i.e., "Street-Walking")
      premiered at Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, 2000
    • Don Quixote
      premiered at Staatstheater Hannover, 2000
    • Die Franklin-Expedition" (i.e., "The Franklin Expedition")
      premiered at Theater Bielefeld, 2000
    • Creeps"
      premiered at Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, 2000
    • Herzmündung" (i.e., "Heart Estuary")
      premiered at Staatstheater Mainz, 1999
    • Alles wird anders, alles wird gut (i.e., "Everything Will Be Different, Everything Will Be Alright")
      premiered at Staatstheater Mainz, 1999
    • Alles Gute (i.e, "All the Best")
      premiered at GRIPS-Theater, Berlin, 1998
    • Gretchen 89ff"
      premiered at the Baracke am Deutschen Theater, Berlin, 1997
    • Das Herz eines Boxers (i.e., "The Heart of a Boxer")
      premiered at GRIPS-Theater, Berlin, 1996
    • Letzte Runde (i.e., "Last Round")
      premiered at Theater der Landeshauptstadt Magdeburg, 1995
    • Tränen der Heimat (i.e., "Homeland Tears")
      premiered at the Künstlerclub, Die Möwe, Berlin, 1994