The Stückemarkt jury 2010 consisted of the following five theatre makers:
Actor and Director
After training at the Max Reinhard Schule in Berlin Burghart Klaußner performed at a number of Germany’s most prestigious theatres including the Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, the Schiller Theater and the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin as well as stages in Frankfurt am Main, Bochum and Zurich. Following his screen debut in 1982 he has appeared in numerous award-winning films, becoming known to a wider audience through his parts in “Good bye, Lenin!”, “Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei” (German Film Prize for Best Supporting Actor), “Requiem”, “Yella” and “The Reader”. His most recent film appearance is in “The White Ribbon” by Michael Haneke (Golden Palm, Cannes 2009). Burghart Klaußner has also been directing theatre since 2006 at the Hamburger Kammerspiele, the Schauspielhaus Bochum and elsewhere. He can currently be seen in Berlin at the Schaubühne playing Thoas in “Iphigenia on Tauris” directed by Jossi Wieler.
Iris Laufenberg was born in Cologne and studied Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen from 1986 to 1991. She subsequently took up posts as a dramaturg at Schauspiel Bonn (1992 to 1997) and the Bremer Theater (1997 to 2001). In 1994, 1996 and 2002 together with Tankred Dorst and Ursula Ehler she directed the European theatre festival Bonner Biennale – New Plays from Europe at Schauspiel Bonn. In 2003 Iris Laufenberg became Artistic Director of the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen. She taught the advanced Master’s course in stage design at the Technical University Berlin from 2004 to 2006 and lectured in cultural management during the winter term 2008/09 at Hildesheim University. During the present winter term 2009/10 she is teaching cultural and festival management at the Freie Universität Berlin.
Writer and Director
Falk Richter, freelance writer, translator and director, has been resident director at the Berlin Schaubühne since the 2006/2007 season, a theatre where he has worked since the beginning of Thomas Ostermeier’s artistic directorship. His plays, including “God is a DJ”, “Electronic City” and “Under Ice”, have been translated into 20 languages and performed worldwide. From 2000 to 2004 Richter was resident director at the Schauspielhaus Zurich under the artistic directorship of Christoph Marthaler. He also directed guest productions at a number of leading European theatres and international festivals as well as opera houses in Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Vienna and Tokyo. His most significant works include “Nothing Hurts” (by Anouk van Dijk / Falk Richter, Kampnagel Hamburg, 1999 / Theatertreffen 2000), “Nightsongs” by Jon Fosse (German language premiere at Schauspielhaus Zürich, 2000), “4.48 Psychosis” by Sarah Kane (Schaubühne Berlin, 2001), “Elektra” by Richard Strauss (Frankfurt Opera, 2004) together with “Under Ice” (2004) and the Chekhov plays “The Seagull”, “Three Sisters” and “The Cherry Orchard” at the Schaubühne Berlin, where he recently premiered the project “Trust” (together with Anouk van Dijk).
Writer and Director
Marlene Streeruwitz was born in Baden near Vienna. She studied Slav Languages and Art History and began work as a director and writer of stage and radio plays (these plays included “Waikiki Beach”, “New York. New York”, “Ocean Drive”, “Tolmezzo”, “Brahmsplatz” and “Sapporo”). In 1996 she lectured on poetics at Tübingen University. Her major prose works include “Lisa’s Liebe”, “Nachwelt”, “Majakowskiring”, “Jessica, 30”, “Entfernung” and “Der Abend nach dem Begräbnis der besten Freundin”. Her most recent work is the novel “Kreuzungen”, published in 2008. Marlene Streeruwitz has won numerous prizes including the Hermann Hesse Prize and the City of Vienna Prize for Literature (both in 2001), the Walter Hasenclever Literary Prize (2002), the Peter Rosegger Literature Prize and the Droste Prize (both this year).
Malte Ubenauf was born in Hamburg. After studying composition, music and literature in Hamburg und Vienna he initially worked as a director before joining Christoph Marthaler at the Schauspielhaus Zurich as a dramaturg in 2003. He subsequently left for the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin, where – among others – he worked with the artist and set designer Jonathan Meese. Since 2006 Malte Ubenauf has worked principally as a freelance dramaturg for theatre and opera in regular collaborations with the directors Anna Viebrock, Christoph Marthaler, Christiane Pohle and Sven Holm. He has worked at Staatsoper Hannover, Theater Basel, Opéra National de Paris, the KunstenFestival des Arts in Brussels, the Salzburg Festival, the Sophiensaele Berlin, the RuhrTriennale, the Münchner Kammerspiele and Schauspiel Köln. He was responsible for the dramaturgy of Christoph Marthaler’s Bayreuth production of “Tristan and Isolde”. Malte Ubenauf is currently resident dramaturg at the Thalia Theater Hamburg.