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Sasha Marianna Salzmann

Sasha Marianna Salzmann Sasha Marianna Salzmann | © Esra Rotthoff

Sasha Marianna Salzmann was born in Volgograd in 1985. She is a German author, curator and dramatic advisor, and divides her time between Berlin and Istanbul. She is currently author-in-residence at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin, which is well-known for its post-migration stage productions. She received the Kleist Scholarship for her play Muttermale Fenster blau (Birthmarks Window Blue) in 2012. This was followed in 2013 by the Audience Prize at the Mülheim Theatre Festival for the German-Jewish three-generation play Muttersprache Mameloschn (Mother Tongue Mameloschn).

Sasha Marianna Salzmann is famous for her provocative and humorous approach to political themes.

Some words about Hausbesuch

“Home visit” is a travel project: is it a good thing to venture out of your own line of business?  
“It’s very beneficial, because travel is closely linked with writing for me. One doesn’t work without the other. Thanks to these encounters I can draw on a richer selection of impressions, in the best case scenario I even become cleverer because of my interaction with people, with new perspectives and cultures I perhaps thought I knew. New encounters always make people better, especially in their own art.”  
  Sasha Marianna Salzmann