The Stückemarkt jury 2007 consisted of the following five theatre makers:
Vienna, Berlin, Port
Händl Klaus was born in Rum, Tirol in 1969. Trained as an actor in Vienna, and then became a regular performer at the Schauspielhaus there. He has also appeared in several films by, amongst others, Michael Haneke. His plays “(Wilde) Mann mit traurigen Augen” (Wilde – Man With Sad Eyes) and “Dunkel lockende Welt” (Dark Tempting World) were both invited to the Theatertreffen (in 2004 and 2006, both directed by Sebastian Nübling). Händl Klaus also writes radio plays, prose and screenplays, which he directs himself. He has received numerous prizes and awards and was voted “Most Promising Playwright” in 2004 and “Playwright of the Year” in 2006 by the critics in Theater heute magazine.
Iris Laufenberg was born in Cologne in 1966. Studied Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen from 1986 to 1991. Subsequently dramaturg at Bonn Theatre and then from 1997 to 1999 at Bremen Theatre. In 1994, 1996 and 2002 she was artistic director of the European theatre festival Bonner Biennale. In 2003 Iris Laufenberg became director of the Berlin Theatertreffen. She also teaches theatre design at postgraduate level for the Technical University, Berlin.
Kekke Schmidt ws born in Turin, Italy in 1960. Studied German and Romance Languages in Freiburg and Paris. In 1989/90 Assistant Dramaturg at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg (Director Jürgen Flimm), then dramaturg at Theater Basel (Director Frank Baumbauer) until 1993, Schauspiel Hannover (Intendant Ulrich Khuon) from 1993 to 1997 and at the Nationaltheater Mannheim from 1997 to 2000, from 1999 as a member of the directorate (Drama Director Bruno Klimek). Kekke Schmidt has been dramaturg for spoken drama at the Staatstheater Stuttgart since 2000, initially under the artistic directorship of Friedrich Schirmer, and since the 2005/06 season in the team of Hasko Weber.
Lars-Ole Walburg was born in Rostock in 1965. Worked as an actor, dramaturg and director at the Free University Berlin’s studio theatre while still a student. In 1992 he co-founded the company Theater Affekt. 1996–98 as dramaturg and director at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, then at the Theater Basel, initially as deputy drama director and head dramaturg, and then as drama director from 2003. Since 2006, Walburg has been a freelance director based in Vienna. He has been invited to the Theatertreffen three times: 1996 with “Elective Affinities” after Goethe (as dramaturg), 1997 “The Triumph of Illusions” by Corneille (as dramaturg) and 2000 “An Enemy of the People” by Ibsen (as director).
Feridun Zaimoglu was born in Bolu, Turkey in 1964. Studied Art and Medicine at Kiel University. His first novel “Kanak Sprak” was published in 1995, followed by “Koppstoff”, “Zwölf Gramm Glück” (Twelve Grams of Happiness) and most recently “Leyla” (2006). His novel “Abschaum” (Scum) was filmed under the title “Kanak Attack” by Lars Becker (2000). Numerous screenplays together with Günter Senkel, e.g. “Brandmal”. Their version of “Othello” reopened the main theatre of the Münchner Kammerspiele in 2003 and in the same year their first play “Casino Leger” was premiered at Schauspiel Frankfurt. A dramatization of his novel “Leyla” is planned for 2007 by the Hans-Otto-Theater in Potsdam. Numerous awards, including the Friedrich Hebbel Prize, the Jury Prize in the Ingeborg Bachmann competition for the short story “Häute” (Skins) and the Art Prize of the Land Schleswig-Holstein.