Jury 2014

The following three theatre makers were the Stückemarkt jurors 2014:

Signa Köstler

Performer

Born in 1975 in Århus/Denmark, studied Art History as well as Film and Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen. After independent works as a performer, she founded the performance group SIGNA in 2004 together with Arthur Köstler. The group stands out primarily for its site-specific productions. These challenge the audience to become active participants and confront them with controversial issues and radical form of expressions. Signa Köstler is regarded as one of the leading performers in Europe; she won the Bisballe Prize in 2005, followed by the Danish Stage Directors’ Prize of Honour in 2006. She was invited to the Theatertreffen in 2008 with the production “Die Erscheinungen der Martha Rubin” (The Ruby Town Oracle).

Katie Mitchell

Director

Born in 1964 in Reading, studied English Literature at Oxford. From 1996-1998 she was in-house director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, from 2000-2004 at the Royal Court Theatre in London and from 2009-2012 she was an associate of the Royal National Theatre. She has directed stage and opera productions at a number of theatres in Germany and Britain as well as in Dublin, Copenhagen, Milan, New York, Stockholm and at the Salzburg Festival. She counts among the best-known directors worldwide and was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2009. She was invited to the Theatertreffen in 2009 with Franz Xaver Kroetz’ “Wunschkonzert” (Request Concert) and in 2011 with Friederike Mayröcker’s “Reise durch die Nacht” (Night Train), both by the Schauspiel Köln.

Katie Mitchell

Katie Mitchell

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Simon Stephens

Simon Stephens

© Piero Chiussi

Simon Stephens

Playwright

Born in 1971 in Stockport near Manchester, studied History at York University. In 2000 he was resident dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre London and in-house playwright at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. From 2001 to 2006 he tutored on the Young Writers Programme at the Royal Court Theatre. He is among the most staged British playwrights in Germany, has twice won the Olivier Best New Play Award and several times Theater heute has judged his work as Best Foreign Language Play of the Year. His play “Pornography” (Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg) was invited to the Theatertreffen in 2008.