Marius von Mayenburg (born 1972 in Munich) is a German playwright, translator, and also instructor.
In 1994, Mayenburg began his studies at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. His first play, Haarmann, was first performed at Baracke (Deutsches Theater in Berlin) in 1996.
Fireface (German: "Feuergesicht"), written in 1997, was his breakthrough as a dramatist. The play was performed at Kammerspiele in Munich the following year. Then it was played at the Kleist Theater in Frankfurt (Oder) and at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. The Hamburg performance gained the most attention.
For Fireface, Mayenburg was awarded Kleistförderpreis für junge Dramatiker and Preis der Frankfurter Autorenstiftung.