Cornelius Puschke was born in Limburg/Lahn and grew up in Bremen. He studied Cultural Anthropology and German Philology at Hamburg University and worked as a guard for mummies, a camera assistant and a football reporter. During his studies, he met and cooperated with Rimini Protokoll in the fields of research, dramaturgy and touring, first for “100 Prozent Berlin” (2008) and “Sicherheitskonferenz” (2009), later for “Situation Rooms” (2013) and “Hausbesuch Europa” (2015-16). He also worked with artists like Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, Boris Charmatz / Musée de la Danse, Peter Kastenmüller, Dries Verhoeven, Christian Winkler and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. He was employed in the dramaturgy department of Maxim Gorki Theater (2010/2011) and at Berliner Festspiele (Foreign Affairs 2012/2013 and Immersion 2016/2017). In the spring of 2014, he was artist-in-residence at the Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore. In 2014-2015 he was visiting professor for dramaturgy at HAW Hamburg. He has taught at the University of St. Gallen, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, HafenCity University Hamburg, Theaterakademie Hamburg and Freie Universität Berlin. He has developed and headed several discursive-artistic projects, most recently “Urherber(b)recht” at Literaturhaus im Brecht-Forum, together with Nachtkritik, or “Schule der Distanz” at Martin-Gropius-Bau (18.-20.11.2016), which included artistic and academic contributions by Annika Kahrs, David Weber-Krebs, Ed Atkins, Omer Fast, David Helbich and Shintaro Miyazaki.
Cornelius Puschke is a freelance dramaturg, author and lecturer and lives in Berlin.
As of January 2018