Angela Richter

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Angela Richter (2016)

Angela Richter (born 1970 in Ravensburg) is a German theatre director.

Life and work[edit]

Currently living between Berlin and Cologne, Richter studied theatre directing with Jürgen Flimm at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg, and from 1996 to 2000 was a member of the Hamburg-based artist group Isotropic Academy. Since 2001 she works as a director. In 2006 she founded the Fleet Street theatre in Hamburg, which she ran until 2010 [1] and is currently one of the four house directors at the Cologne Theatre. In recent years, Richter has worked with such digital activists as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and in 2012 premiered her piece Assassinate Assange. Since then, the director not only visited regularly the WikiLeaks founder in London, but has engaged in panel discussions and in various print media including Der Spiegel, Monopoly, Interview Magazine, Review and Next Society for internet activists and hacktivists. In the season 2014/15, Richter has scheduled a large-scale project entitled Die Avantgarde der Supernerds in co-production with the German TV WDR dealing with the life and work of digital dissidents.[2]

Generally the starting point of Angela Richter's theatral work are conversations and interviews she conducts on a special subject. This material provides the basis for her staging.[3]

Productions (selected)[edit]


  1. ^ "404 - Seite nicht gefunden - Fleetstreet". Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  2. ^ Homepage Schauspiel Köln Archived July 23, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Homepage Schauspiel Köln Archived July 23, 2014, at the Wayback Machine


  • Angela Richter, "Legenden: Lunch mit dem Staatsfeind", in Der Spiegel, H. 28 2011, S. 104–106.
  • Angela Richter, "Sind Nerds die neue Avantgarde?", in Monopol [de] – Magazin für Kunst und Leben February 2014, S. 70–73.
  • Angela Richter, "Inside Julian Assange", Interview Magazine Germany, H. 5 2014, S. 91–97.
  • Angela Richter, "Interview mit Joseph Farrell", in REVUE – Magazine for the Next Society, H. 15 2014, S. 42–49.

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