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Stephan Kimmig

Stephan Kimmig, born in Stuttgart in 1959, studied acting at the Neue Münchner Schauspielschule and was assistant director at the Schillertheater Berlin. From 1988 to 1996 Kimmig lived in Amsterdam and directed in the Dutch and Belgian off-theatre scene. In 1991, the artistic director of the Städtische Bühnen Freiburg, Friedrich Schirmer, engaged him again in Germany for the first time. From 1996 to 1998 Kimmig was in-house director at the Heidelberg Theatre, from 1998 to 2000 permanent director at the Schauspiel Staatstheater Stuttgart. Since then he has staged productions at the Munich Kammerspiele, the Vienna Burgtheater and regularly at the Thalia Theater Hamburg under the directorship of Ulrich Khuon, whom Kimmig followed in 2009 as house director at the Deutsches Theater Berlin. In the same year, he staged musical theatre for the first time at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. Stephan Kimmig's work has received many awards. In addition to regular invitations to the Berlin Theatertreffen, the director has received, among others, the Vienna Nestroy and the FAUST Prize as well as - together with his wife, the stage designer Katja Haß - the 3sat Innovation Prize for pioneering achievements in German drama.

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