Albert Ostermaier

Albert Ostermaier was born in Munich in 1967. In 1990 he was awarded the Munich literary scholarship. During the theatrical season 1996-1997 he was playwright-in-residence at the Nationaltheater in Mannheim. In 1997-1998 he was commissioned to write a play for the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Bertolt Brecht‘s birth. During the 1999-2000 season he was playwright-in-residence at the "Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel"

Prizes and Awards:

  • Lyrik-Preis des PEN Liechtenstein (1995)
  • Verleihung des Ernst-Toller-Preises (1997)
  • "Stücke"-Förderpreis des Goethe-Instituts for "Tartar Titus" (1998)
  • Hubert von Herkomer-Preis der Stadt Landsberg am Lech (1998)
  • Ernst-Hofrichter-Preis der Stadt München (2000)
  • Autorenpreis des Heidelberger Stückemarktes for "Letzter Aufruf" (2000)

Theatre Library - Translations

Translated plays by Albert Ostermaier in the Theatre Library


Death Valley Junction

A couple, Valery and Desmond, meet in the desert at various sites including a place called Dante's View. They experience what can only be described as surreal stories, both with each other and in their meetings with other people – another couple on a motorbike, a drug addict, a man by a pool – all of which lead to the same conclusion: Desmond, for reasons which are not explained, has to die. More ...

List of works – Selection

  • "Letzter Aufruf"
    Premiere (scheduled): "Wiener Burgtheater", January 2002
  • "Katakomben"
    Premiere (scheduled): "Schauspiel Frankfurt" , 2001-2002 season
  • "Es ist Zeit"
    Abriss (2001)
  • "Fingerkuppen"
    Opera libretto of the life of the Korean revolutionary Jung-Gun Ahn Premiere (scheduled): "Hebbel-Theater Berlin", September 2001
  • "Fliegenfänger" Monologue
    Premiere: "Theater Basel", January 2001
  • "Erreger"
    Premiere: "Staatstheater Hannover", October 2000
  • "Death Valley Junction"
    Premiere: "Malersaal / Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg", February 2000
  • "Heartcore Theater"
    Premiere: "Marstall-Theater / Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel München", January 2000
  • "The making of.B - Movie"
    Premiere: "Cuvilliés-Theater / Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel München", May 1999
  • "Radio Noir"
    Premiere: "Nationaltheater Mannheim", December 1998
  • "Tartar Titus"
    Premiere: "Nationaltheater Mannheim", November 1999 (1996)
  • "Zuckersüß und Leichenbitter" oder: vom kaffee-satz im zucker-stück
    Premiere: "Marstall Theater/ Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel München", September 1997
  • "Zwischen zwei Feuern" Tollertopographie
    Premiere: "Marstall Theater/ Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel München", June 1995