Dea Loher


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Dea Loher was born in 1964 in Traunstein, Bavaria. After studying German and Philosophy in Munich, she lived for some time in Brazil. When she returned from South America, Dea Loher went to live in Berlin, where she worked in radio and studied playwriting at the Hochschule der Künste. She lives and works as a freelance writer in Berlin.

Prizes and Awards:

  • Dramatikerpreis der "Hamburger Volksbühne" 1990
  • Royal Court Theatre Playwrights Award 1992
  • "Stücke"-Förderpreis des Goethe-Instituts 1993 for "Tätowierung"
  • Preis der Frankfurter Autorenstiftung 1993
  • Wahl zur Nachwuchsdramatikerin der Jahre 1993 und 1994 in "Theater heute"
  • Fördergabe des Schiller-Gedächtnispreises von Baden-Württemberg 1995
  • Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz-Preis der Stadt Jena 1997
  • Gerrit Engelke-Preis der Stadt Hannover 1997
  • Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis 1998
  • Invitation to the Mülheimer Theatertage 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001 and 2005
  • With "Das Leben auf der Praça Roosevelt" invitation to festivals in São Paulo, Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro in 2004.
  • 2008: Mülheim Dramatists’ Award for “The Final Fire”