René Pollesch

René Pollesch - © Thomas Aurin
© Thomas Aurin
René Pollesch, born at Friedberg/Hesse in 1962, devoted himself from 1983-89 to Applied Theatre Studies at Gießen with Andrez Wirth and Hans-Thies Lehmann, and to Stage Projects with guest lecturers Heiner Müller, George Tabori, John Jesurun, and others. In 1996 he had a working scholarship with the Royal Court Theatre in London inclusive of seminars with Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill, etc. During the 1999/2000 season he was house author at the Lucerne Theatre, and in autumn 2000 at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg.
Since the 2001/2002 season Pollesch has been organizing the Prater programme at Berlin's Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.

Prizes and Awards:

  • 1997 Grant from the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart
  • 2001 Mülheim Dramatists Prize
  • 2002 Invitation to the Mülheim Theatre Days
  • 2007 Nestroy Theatre Prize for The Purple Birthmark
  • 2012: Invitations to the Berlin Theatertreffen and the Mülheim Theatertage with Kill Your Darlings! Streets of Berladelphia