René Pollesch

Dramatist

René Pollesch is an author and director who writes and stages his own work exclusively. From 2001 to 2007 he was the artistic director of the Prater at Volksbuehne Berlin, and has since directed plays at Volksbuehne and major theatres in Hamburg, Vienna, Zuerich, Munich and Stuttgart. In 2001 and 2006 he was awarded the prestigious Muelheim Dramatists’ Award for his plays www-slums and Cappuccetto Rosso. In 2012 he received the renowned Else Lasker-Schueler Award for his dramatic work and his contribution to German theatre.