Juliane Kann

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Juliane Kann was born in 1982 in Mecklenburg and studied writing for the stage at Berlin University of the Arts. In 2005, she was invited to the Stückemarkt at the Berlin Theatertreffen and the third Münchner Kammerspiele Dramatists' Weekend with her play Bloody Homeland, which was premiered that same year at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. During the 2006/2007 season, she attended the Authors' Laboratory led by Thomas Jonigk at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. It was there that Kann wrote her trilogy about youth issues, the plays Seventeen, the kids are alright, and Birds. They have been followed by works premiered at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, Theater Osnabrück, the Maxim Gorki Theater and the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. In 2009, Kann was awarded the Dramatists' Prize of the Cultural Committee of German Business within the Federation of German Industries. Juliane Kann lives in Berlin.

Prizes and awards

  • 2004: Audience Prize of the Hans-Otto Theater Potsdam for the monologue Zwiegespräch (Dialogue)
  • 2005: Invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen Stückemarkt with Bloody Homeland
  • 2008: Took part in the Radically Young festival at the Volkstheater München with the kids are alright
  • 2008: Took part in the Hamburg Autorentheatertage with Birds
  • 2009: Dramatists' Prize of the Cultural Committee of German Business within the Federation of German Industries

    Theatre Library - Translations

    Translated plays by Juliane Kann in the Theatre Library

    Plays

    Bleib mein schlagendes Herz (i.e. “Stay My Beating Heart”)

    It must be the second phase of adolescence the protagonists are living through in Stay My Beating Heart. There are nine of them in total, all aged between 20 and 30, and they have not been teenagers for some time now, yet they still seem directionless and often amazingly despondent and resigned. Who am I? Who with? Alone, together? And where can you go when the Western world or your parents are supposedly giving you every opportunity.More ...

    List of works – Selection

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    • Café Haertel
      Premiere: Theater Osnabrück, 2011
    • Fieber (i.e. "Fever")
      Premiere: Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, 2010
    • Bleib mein schlagendes Herz (i.e."Stay My Beating Heart")
      Premiere: Schauspiel Frankfurt, 2010
    • Birds
      Premiere: Theater Osnabrück, 2009
    • Ein Fuchs reißt Kaninchen (A Fox Kills Rabbits)
      Premiere: Thalia Theater, Hamburg, 2009
    • Piaf. Keine Tränen (i.e."Piaf: No Tears")
      Premiere: Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, 2008
    • the kids are alright
      Premiere: Staatstheater Stuttgart, 2008
    • Siebzehn (i.e."Seventeen")
      Premiere: Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, 2007
    • Blutiges Heimat (i.e."Bloody Homeland")
      Premiere: Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, 2006