Director René Pollesch dies on the age of 61 | EUROtoday

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DThe creative director of the Berliner Volksbühne, René Pollesch, is useless. He died all of the sudden and unexpectedly on Monday morning on the age of 61, the Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz introduced within the night. Volksbühne spokeswoman Lena Fuchs initially didn’t present any details about the precise circumstances of loss of life. “We are all shocked,” she instructed the German Press Agency.

Pollesch took over the place of director in 2021. The theater at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz had beforehand had turbulent years; between 2018 and 2021, Klaus Dörr managed the home on an interim foundation. Before taking on as director, Pollesch had additionally labored on the Volksbühne and directed varied theaters. From 2001 to 2007, Pollesch was director of the Volksbühne's small Prater venue.

Stations on the Vienna Castle and the Munich Kammerspiele

The playwright and director was born in Friedberg, Hesse, in 1962. He studied utilized theater research on the University of Giessen. His academics included George Tabori and Heiner Müller.

As an creator, he wrote over 200 items, most of which have been quick. He staged his personal performs on the Burgtheater Vienna, the Deutsches Theater Berlin and the Munich Kammerspiele, amongst others.

Pollesch has obtained a number of awards for his work. Among different issues, he obtained the Mühlheim Dramatist Prize in 2001 and 2006. In 2002, a critics' survey by the journal “Theater Today” voted him one of the best German playwright. In May 2012 he was accepted into the Academy of Arts (Section “Performing Arts”) in Berlin. He most just lately obtained the Arthur Schnitzler Prize in Vienna in 2019.