Marius von Mayenburg

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Marius von Mayenburg (born 21 February 1972 in Munich) is a German playwright and dramaturg.

In 1994, Mayenburg began his studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. His first play, Haarmann, was first performed at Baracke (Deutsches Theater in Berlin) in 1996. Since 1999 he is dramaturg and writer-in-residence at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin.

Fireface (German: Feuergesicht), written in 1997, was his breakthrough as a dramatist. The play was performed at Munich Kammerspiele the following year. Then it was played at the Kleist Theater (de) in Frankfurt (Oder) and at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. The Hamburg performance gained the most attention. His play Perplex saw its English-language premiere in April 2014 at the Sydney Theatre Company, Australia.[1]

For Fireface, Mayenburg was awarded the Kleistförderpreis für junge Dramatiker and Preis der Frankfurter Autorenstiftung.

Plays[edit]

  • Haarmann (1996)
  • Fräulein Danzer (1996)
  • Monsterdämmerung (1997)
  • Feuergesicht (1997)
  • Parasiten (1999)
  • Das kalte Kind (2002)
  • Fräulein danzer (2003)
  • Eldorado (2004)
  • Turista (2005)
  • Augenlicht (2006)
  • Der Häßliche (2007)
  • Der Hund, die Nacht und das Messer (2008)
  • Der Stein (2008)
  • Perplex (2010)
  • Märtyrer (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No place like home – Two couples. One house. In absurdist comedy Perplex, the battle has only just begun." by Elissa Blake, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 April 2014

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