Roland Schimmelpfennig

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Roland Schimmelpfennig (born in Göttingen on 19 September 1967) is an award-winning German theatre director and playwright. He began his career as a journalist, but starting in 1990 he studied at the Otto Falkenberg School to be a theatre director.[1] He is one of Germany's most prolific playwrights, widely praised in Europe but relatively obscure in the United States.[2] His work is said to vary from "kaleidoscopic" and dreamlike to naturalistic. He lives in the Eastern part of Berlin with his wife.[3] Two of his plays, translated as Push Up and The Woman Before, have been performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London