René Pollesch

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Stage director and playwright, author of original theatre performances, one of the leading European theatre directors. He studied at the Institute of Applied Theatrology, University of Giessen, under the supervision of i.a. Andrzej Wirth and Hans-Thies Lehmann and took part in Heiner Müller & George Tabori’s theatre projects. Awarded with a scholarship by the Royal Court Theatre in London, he attended Harol Pinter and Caryl Churchill’s seminars. He used to work as a dramatist in the Luzerner Theater and Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. Since 2001 he has been the Artistic Director of the Prater stage in the Berliner Volksbühne. It is performances staged there, in particular Trilogy from Prater (2001-2002) that have made him famous. In 2002, Pollesch was awarded the prestigious Author of The Year title by „Theater Heute".