Falk Richter

Writer & Director

Falk Richter is one of the most important German playwrights and directors of his generation. His plays have been translated into more than 25 languages and are produced all over the world. Apart from writing and directing his own plays, Richter has directed Shakespeare, Tschechow, Schiller, Brecht, and a number of contemporary writers such as Caryll Churchill, Harold Pinter, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Jon Fosse, Mark Ravenhill, Lars Noren, Roland Schimmelpfennig, and operas by Tschaikowsky, Strauss and Weber, as well as by Hans Werner Henze, Jörg Widmann and Jörn Arnecke.

Richter has been director in residence at the Schaubühne in Berlin since 2000, and has also worked freelance at theatres such as the Burgtheater in Vienna, Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Schauspielhaus Zurich, Salzburger Festspiele, Vienna States Opera, Ruhrtriennale, Theatre National Brussels, Royal National Theatre Oslo, Frankfurt Opera.

He began collaborating with choreographer Anouk van Dijk over ten years ago, creating the production Nothing Hurts (Kampnagel 1999, Berlin 2000). Their shared fascination for each other’s work multi layered way of working led to later collaborations in TRUST (2009),  PROTECT ME (2010) – co-produced by anoukvandijk dc and Schaubühne Berlin –, and Rausch (2012) co-produced by anoukvandijk dc and Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf.

Photo by Esra Rotthoff