Katja Haß

Katja Haß was born near Krefeld in 1968. She studied as a stage and costume designer with Erich Wonder in Vienna. She then worked for two years as Anna Viebrock's assistant stage designer at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus. From 1996-2000 she was a permanent stage designer at Schauspiel Stuttgart. Since then she has worked regularly with Stephan Kimmig and has designed almost all the sets for his productions in recent years. Katja Haß was studio manager and permanent stage designer at the Thalia Theatre between 2000 and 2002. At the same time she worked for the Deutsches Theater Berlin, creating there the stage design for Stella by Goethe in 2002. In 2004 she developed the stage design for Grillparzer's Das Goldene Vließ at the Vienna Burgtheater. At the Thalia Theater she designed the sets for Der Bus (Das Zeug einer Heiligen) by Lukas Bärfuss, Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist, Buddenbrooks after Thomas Mann, Die Beißfrequenz der Kettenhunde by Andreas Marber Endstation Sehnsucht by Tennessee Williams, Kasimir und Karoline by Ödön von Horváth, Liebe und Geld by Dennis Kelly, and for Floh im Ohr by Georges Feydeau (directed by Martin Kušej). In September 2007 Katja Haß was awarded the Karl Schneider Prize of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and in May 2008, together with director Stephan Kimmig, she received the 3sat Innovation Prize for trend-setting achievements in German theatre for her stage design for Maria Stuart. From 2009/10 to 2010/11 she was a permanent studio director at the Deutsches Theater. For Schauspiel Stuttgart, she most recently designed the sets for Ehen in Philippsburg and Faust I.