Nis-Momme Stockmann

Nis-Momme Stockmann

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Nis-Momme Stockmann was born in 1981 on Föhr. He studied Tibetan language and culture in Hamburg, and media studies in Odense, Denmark, then trained as a cook before studying creative writing for the stage at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
In 2005, he won first prize at the Odense International Film Festival for his short film Ignorans.
He was awarded the Authors' Award and the Audience Award at the 2009 Heidelberg Stückemarkt for his play The Man Who Ate the World.
He was commissioned to write a play for the 2009 Berlin Stückemarkt and wrote No Ship Will Come for the Staatstheater Stuttgart's 2009/2010 season.
In 2010, the play was presented as part of the accompanying programme at the Berlin Theatertreffen, as well as being invited to the Mülheim Theatertage and broadcast as a radio play by Radio Bremen.
Nis-Momme Stockmann has been writer-in-residence at Schauspiel Frankfurt.
In the critics survey carried out by the theatre magazine Theater Heute, Nis-Momme Stockmann was chosen by a large majority as the best young dramatist of 2010. Stockmann’s Tod und Wiederauferstehung der Welt meiner Eltern in mir (i.e. Death and Resurrection of the World of My Parent in Me), directed by Lars-Ole Walburg at the Schauspiel Hannover, was invited to the 2013 Mülheim Festival.

Prizes and awards:
  • 2005: First prize at the Odense International Film Festival for the short film Ignorans
  • 2009: Authors' Award and Audience Award at the Heidelberg Stückemarkt for The Man Who Ate the World, invitation to the Stückemarkt at the 2009 Berlin Theatertreffen, commission from the Berlin Stückemarkt
  • 2010: Schiller Memorial Prize Scholarship Award
  • 2011: Friedrich-Hebbel-Prize

    Theatre Library - Translations

    Translated plays by Nis-Momme Stockmann in the Theatre Library

    Plays

    Die kosmische Oktave (i.e. The Cosmic Octave)

    Die kosmische Oktave consists in eight texts that emerged in the course of a speculative exploration of Goethe’s Wahlverwandtschaften (Elective Affinities). Four monologues that have no explicit chronological order and treat the four main characters of the novel. And four smaller additional texts that arose in the course of the rehearsals and in dialogue with the director and actors.More ...

    Kein Schiff wird kommen (No Ship Will Come)

    A young author has been commissioned to write a play about the collapse of the GDR. But he was a child when the Wall came down and grew up a long way from Berlin: on the North Sea island of Föhr. He has no real feel for the subject, and is just responding to the demands made of him by dramaturgs, artistic directors and editors that his play should ‘relate to the real world’ and ‘make an impact’. More ...

    List of works – Selection

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    • Die kosmische Oktave (i.e. The Cosmic Octave)
      Premiere: 2014, Sophiensaele, Berlin
    • der Freund krank (i.e. Friend Ill)
      Premiere: 2012, Schauspiel Frankfurt
    • Tod und Wiederauferstehung der Welt meiner Eltern in mir (i.e. Death and Resurrection of the World of My Parent in Me)
      Premiere: 2012, Schauspiel Hannover
    • Expedition und Psychatrie (Expedition and Psychiatry)
      Premiere: Theater Heidelberg, 2011
    • Die Ängstlichen und die Brutalen (The Fearful and the Brutal)
      Premiere: Schauspiel Frankfurt, 2010
    • Inga und Lutz (Inga and Lutz)
      Premiere: Staatstheater Braunschweig, 2010
    • Kein Schiff wird kommen (No Ship Will Come)
      Premiere: Staatstheater Stuttgart, 2010
      Invitation to the 2010 Mülheim Theatertage
    • Das blaue blaue Meer (The Blue Blue Sea)
      Premiere: Schauspiel Frankfurt, 2010
    • Der Mann der die Welt aß (The Man Who Ate the World)
      Premiere: Theater der Stadt Heidelberg, 2009