Marius Von Mayenburg

Marius Von Mayenburg studied mediaeval literature in Munich and Berlin, and from 1994 until 1998 playwriting at the Berlin University of the Arts.  He is writer in residence at Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin. He was awarded the Kleist Prize for young dramatists for his first play Fireface (1997), the Frankfurt Writer’s Foundation Prize (1998) and was named 1999’s up-and-coming writer by the magazine Theaterheute on the basis of its critics’ poll. Since then, he has written several plays, such as Eldorado, Turista, The Ugly One, Perplexed and Martyr, amongst others.

His plays have been translated into over 30 languages and performed both in Germany and abroad. Alongside his activities as playwright, dramaturg and director, Mayenburg has worked as a translator for plays such as Thomas Ostermeier’s Shakespeare productions of Hamlet, Othello and Measure for Measure. In August 2013, he directed his own translation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Schaubühne Berlin and in December 2013, his translation of Oscar Wilde’s Bunbury at Residenztheater München.