Andreas Kriegenburg

Andreas Kriegenburg, born in Magdeburg in 1963, trained as a carpenter and technician at Magdeburg Theatre before working as an assistant director at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater in Zittau and the Kleist-Theater in Frankfurt/Oder. He was a resident director at the Berliner Volksbühne, the Staatstheater Hannover and the Burgtheater Wien. From 2001, he was head director of the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg and moved to the Deutsches Theater Berlin as in-house director in 2009. As of 2016, he works as a freelance director. For his productions, he has been awarded the Nestroy Theatre Prize, the Faust Theatre Prize and the European Theatre Prize, among others, and has already been invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen with nine of his works. He also won various awards for his stage designs, which he often designs for his productions by himself, including the Faust Prize and was named Stage Designer of the Year 2009 by the critics' survey of the magazine Theater heute. Kriegenburg has also been a successful opera director since 2006 and staged productions at the Bavarian State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Frankfurt Opera, among others.