Ersan Mondtag was born in Berlin in 1987 and works in the fields of theatre, music, performance and installation. He has worked at Thalia Theater Hamburg, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Maxim Gorki-Theater Berlin and Münchner Kammerspiele, among others. In 2011, he enrolled at Munich’s Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, but abandoned his course after two years to form “KAPITÆL ZWEI KOLEKTIF” in Munich. As a collective, they designed durational performances, experimental party formats and interdisciplinary theatre works, most recently “Party #4 – NSU” at Mixed Munich Arts (MMA). For Pinakothek der Moderne’s “Schaustelle” (or “Show Site”), he and Olga Bach realised the nine-day durational performance “KONKORDIA”. During the 2013/14 season, he was a member of REGIEstudio at Schauspiel Frankfurt and directed “2. Sinfonie” (invited to the 2014 “radikal jung”-festival), “Das Schloss” and “Orpheus#” (invited to the 2015 “radikal jung”-festival in Munich). In 2015, Ersan Mondtag created his play “TYRANNIS”, which earned him an invitation to the 2015 Berlin Theatertreffen. Further guest performances followed, among them a performance at the “radikal jung”-festival. The magazine “Theater heute” chose Ersan Mondtag as “Emerging Director of the Year 2016”. He was similarly distinguished as “Set and Costume Designer of the Year”.
As of April 2017