Jury 2022

The Stückemarkt-jury consists of artists from a wide range of disciplines. From all works submitted following an Open Call in a given year, they select five works to be presented during the Theatertreffen in a format corresponding with their artistic form. The members of the Stückemarkt-jury rotate each year. In 2022, they will be:

Olga Grjasnowa

Olga Grjasnowa

© Valeria-Mitelman

Olga Grjasnowa

Author

Olga Grjasnowa was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 1984. She has published four novels so far. For her highly commended debut novel “Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt (All Russians Love Birch Trees)” (2012), she received both the Klaus-Michael-Kühne-Prize and the Anna Seghers-Prize. Most recently, she published the novel “Der verlorene Sohn” (2020) and her first non-fiction book “Die Macht der Mehrsprachigkeit” (2021). Her works have been translated into 15 languages, adapted for the stage at several theatres and most recently made into a film in 2021.

Ogutu Muraya

Writer, theatre maker and storyteller

Ogutu Muraya is a writer and theater maker whose work is embedded in the practice of Orature. In his work, he searches for new forms of storytelling where socio-political aspects merge with the belief that art is an important catalyst for questioning certainties. He studied International Relations at the United States International University Africa and graduated in 2016 with a Master in Arts at DAS Theatre. He has been published in the Kwani? Journal, Chimurenga Chronic, rekto:verso, etcetera magazine, NTGent’s “The Golden Books” series, among others. His performative works and storytelling have featured in several theatres and festivals including La MaMa (New York City), Hay Festival (Wales), Harare International Festival of the Arts (Harare), SICK! Festival (Manchester), Ranga Shankara (Bangalore), Afrovibes Festival (Amsterdam), SPIELART (Munich), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich), Festival Theaterformen (Braunschweig), Theatre is a must forum (Alexandria), Theatre Commons (Tokyo) & within East Africa. Ogutu Muraya is based in Nairobi where he continues his artistic practice and also teaches part time at the department of film and performing arts at KCA University.

Portrait of Ogutu Muraya

Ogutu Muraya

© Diana Blok

Kevin Rittberger

Kevin Rittberger

© Birgit Kaulfuss

Kevin Rittberger

Author and director

Kevin Rittberger studied literature and communications studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2004, he has been working as an author and director for theatres including Staatstheater Stuttgart, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Wien, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Schauspiel Frankfurt and Residenztheater München. In 2014, his play “Mulian Rescues Mother Earth” saw its world premiere at the Taipei Arts Festival. He was nominated for the Mülheim Dramatists’ Award for his plays “Kassandra oder die Welt als Ende der Vorstellung“ (2011) and “IKl. Radikalmensch” (2020). He received the Kurt Hübner Directing Prize in 2011 and the Jürgen Bansemer & Ute Nysser Dramatists’ Award in 2012. He has also been working as a curator and performer since 2012. Kevin Rittberger writes essays and articles for publications including Paragrana, Springerin, Berliner Zeitung, Berliner Gazette and nachtkritik.de. His most recent premieres were “The Männy. Eine Mensch-Tier-Verknotung”, based on Donna Haraway, at Schauspiel Hannover and “Schwarzer Block“ at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin.

Gisèle Vienne

Director, choreographer and visual artist

Gisèle Vienne is a Franco-Austrian artist, choreographer and director. After graduating in Philosophy, she studied at the puppeteering school Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette. She works regularly with, among others, the writer Dennis Cooper.

Over the past 20 years, her work has been touring in Europe and regularly performed in Asia and in America, among which, “I Apologize” (2004), “Kindertotenlieder” (2007), “Jerk” (2008), “This is how you will disappear” (2010), “LAST SPRING: A Prequel” (2011), “The Ventriloquists Convention” (2015) in collaboration with Puppentheater Halle and “Crowd” (2017). In 2020, she created with Etienne Bideau-Rey a fourth version of “Showroomdummies” at the Rohm Theatre Kyoto, originally created in 2001. In 2021, she made the film “Jerk” and created “L’Etang”, a show based Robert Walser’s short story “Der Teich” (The pond).

Gisèle Vienne has frequently been exhibiting her photographs and installations in museums among which the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires and the the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève. She published two books: “JERK / Through Their Tears” with Dennis Cooper, Peter Rehberg and Jonathan Capdevielle in 2011 and “40 PORTRAITS 2003–2008”, in collaboration with Dennis Cooper and Pierre Dourthe in 2012. Her work has led to various publications and the original music of her shows to several albums.

Gisèle Vienne is an associate artist at Théâtre National de Bretagne and CN D Centre national de la danse.

For more information please visit: www.g-v.fr

Gisèle Vienne

Gisèle Vienne

© Karen Paulina Biswell

Anna-Katharina Müller

Anna-Katharina Müller

© Inke Johannsen

Anna-Katharina Müller

Dramaturg and Head of Stückemarkt

Anna-Katharina Müller has been a dramaturg at Theatertreffen since 2019 and became Head of Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt in 2021. She was born in Moers and grew up in Magdeburg. She was a major Theatre student at Southeast Missouri State University and interned and assisted at Theater Magdeburg, Schauspiel Leipzig and Schauspiel Stuttgart. From 2012 to 2015, she studied Drama Studies at Universität Leipzig. This was followed by a Master’s degree at Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg. During her Master’s course, she worked with Anna-Elisabeth Frick, who won the Körber Studio für Junge Regie in 2016 for the production “Die Unerhörte”. From 2017 to 2019, she was part of Lars-Ole Walburg’s team at Schauspiel Hannover, first as an assistant dramaturg, then as a dramaturg, where she was in charge of the artistic direction of Cumberland, a venue of Schauspiel Hannover. Her work as a freelance dramaturg includes a collaboration with director Katerina Giannapoulou at the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2021.