Karl-Heinz Ott

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Karl-Heinz Ott was born in 1957 at Ehingen near Ulm. He studied philosophy, German literature and music. He began working as a dramaturg in 1986, and has held posts at the Württembergisches Landestheater Esslingen, Theater Freiburg, Theater Basel and in Zurich at the Theater am Neumarkt. He received the Hölderlin Award Young Author’s Prize and the Thaddäus Troll Prize in 1998 for his debut novel Ins Offene (Into the Open) . In 2005, he was awarded the Alemannic Literature Prize, the LiteraTour Nord Prize and the Candide Prize for his novel Endlich Stille (Silence at Last) . He has been a member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz since 2006. Karl-Heinz Ott lives near Freiburg and works as a freelance writer.

    Theatre Library - Translations

    Translated plays by Theresia Walser and Karl-Heinz Ott in the Theatre Library


    Die ganze Welt (The Whole World)

    ‘When the guests do not come to the party, the party simply comes to the guests, whether they want it to or not. And Richard and Regina definitely do not want anything of the kind. More ...

    List of works – Selection

    • Die ganze Welt (The Whole World)
      (zusammen mit Theresia Walser)
      Premiere: 2010, Nationaltheater Mannheim
    • Geierwally (The Vulture Lady)
      (with Theresia Walser, after Wilhelmine von Hillern)
      Premiere: 2003, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
    • Endlich Gäste (Guests at Last)
      Premiere: 2002, Theater Freiburg
    • Das Gastmahl (Nach Platon) (The Symposium) (after Plato)
      Premiere: 1998, Theater am Neumarkt, Zurich