Who is Roland Schimmelpfennig?
Roland Schimmelpfennig born 1967, is one of the most performed contemporary playwrights across Europe. He worked as a journalist in Istanbul and was engaged at the Munich Kammerspiele after studying directing at the Otto Falckenberg School. Since 1996 Roland Schimmelpfennig has been working as a freelance author. His plays are performed with great success in over 40 countries worldwide from Vienna’s Burgtheater to Tokyo's National Theatre. In 2016, his first novel "On a cold, clear January morning at the beginning of the 21st century" was published and which was shortlisted for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize. Up to now he has written three dozen stage and radio plays.
Roland Schimmelpfennig has been in Toronto as a guest of the Goethe-Institut many times. In 2010 the Goethe-Institut Toronto supported Schimmelpfennig's contribution to "The Africa Trilogy".
Soulpepper produced his "Indomeneus" under the direction of Alan Dilworth in 2018, which was nominated for five Dora Awards.