Karin Beier was born in Cologne in 1965. She became resident director at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus in 1988. Her productions of “Romeo und Julia” (Romeo and Juliet) and “Sommernachtstraum” (Midsummer Night’s Dream) were invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen. From 1995 onward she directed productions at Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg as well as in Munich, Hanover, Bonn, Bochum, Zurich, and Cologne. For five years she was resident director at Burgtheater Wien. She has received numerous awards, including Best Production for her stagings of “Die Schmutzigen, die Hässlichen und die Gemeinen” (Down and Dirty) and “Das Werk / Im Bus / Ein Sturz” (The Works / On the Bus / A Fall). In 2007 she became the artistic director of Schauspiel Köln, which was voted Theatre of the Year in 2010 and 2011 by the leading German theatre magazine “Theater heute”. Since 2013 Karin Beier has been artistic director of Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. In the 2013/2014 season she staged “Die Rasenden” (The Furies), a marathon compilation of antique plays, Anton Chekhov’s “Onkel Wanja” (Uncle Vanya) and Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy “Ab jetzt” (Henceforward...), “Pfeffersäcke im Zuckerland & Strahlende Verfolger” (Moneybags in Sugarland & Radiant Pursuers.). For the 2015/16 season she adapted and directed Fellini’s “Schiff der Träume” (And the Ship Sails On) as well as the world premiere of Michel Houellebecq’s “Unterwerfung” (Submission).
As of March 2016