Marius von Mayenburg

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Marius von Mayenburg - © Katharina Birus
© Katharina Birus
Marius von Mayenburg was born in Munich in 1972. He studied Old German at university in Munich, before moving to Berlin in 1992, where he did a course in playwriting at the Hochschule der Künste from 1994 to 1998. In 1995 he completed a placement at the Münchner Kammerspiele. In 1998 he became a member of the artistic direction team at the Baracke, the studio theatre of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. In 1999 he went with Thomas Ostermeier to work as artistic director and playwright-in-residence at the "Berliner Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz".

Prizes and Awards:

  • Kleist-Förderpreis für junge Dramatik for "Feuergesicht" 1997
  • Preis der Autorenstiftung during the "Heidelberger Stückemarkt" (1998)