Jan Bosse

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Jan Bosse

Jan Bosse, born in Stuttgart in 1969, studied Drama Studies, German Philology and History of Art at the University of Erlangen before taking up a course in Stage Directing at Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch” in Berlin.

From 1998, he worked with Dieter Dorn at Münchner Kammerspiele, where he directed plays including Marius von Mayenburg’s “Feuergesicht”, Goethe’s “Torquato Tasso” and the world premiere of Theresia Walser’s “So wild ist es in unseren Wäldern schon lange nicht mehr”. Other works include Mayenburg’s “Psychopathen” and “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” based on Robert Woelfl for Wiener Festwochen as well as “Die Krankheit Tod” based on Marguerite Duras and Thomas Bernhard’s “Am Ziel” at Schauspiel Frankfurt.

From 2000 to 2005, Jan Bosse was director-in-residence at Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, where he staged Sophocles’ “Oedipus”, Molière’s “Der Menschenfeind” as well as “Clavigo” and “Faust” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He regularly staged productions at Schauspielhaus Zürich (amongst others a production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” which was presented at the Theatertreffen), at Deutsches Theater Berlin, Hamburg’s Thalia Theater, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Schauspiel Köln, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Schauspiel Frankfurt and at Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen. From 2007 to 2013, he was director-in-residence at Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, where his productions included Goethe’s “Die Leiden des jungen Werther” – presented at the Berlin Theatertreffen – Heinrich von Kleist’s “Amphitryon” and “Der zerbrochne Krug”, Georg Büchner’s “Leonce und Lena” and “Anna Karenina” based on Leo Tolstoy.

In 2008, he directed his first opera: Claudio Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” in Basel. Further opera productions took him to Theater Basel, Oper Frankfurt and Deutsche Oper Berlin.

He first worked at the Vienna Burgtheater in 2006 and was invited to present his production of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado about Nothing” at the Theatertreffen. Since then, he has staged Edward Albee’s “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, Shakespeare’s “Othello”, “Robinson Crusoe – Projekt einer Insel” based on Daniel Defoe, “Der Ignorant und der Wahnsinnige” by Thomas Bernhard, “Die Möwe” by Anton Chekhov, “Dantons Tod” by Georg Büchner and, most recently in 2017, “Die Welt im Rücken” based on the novel of the same title by Thomas Melle, which was invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen.

© Source: Burgtheater, Vienna

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