Roland Schimmelpfennig, born 1967, is one of the most performed contemporary playwrights internationally. He worked as a journalist in Istanbul and was engaged at the Munich Kammerspiele after studying directing at the Otto Falckenberg School. Since 1996 Roland Schimmelpfennig has been working as a freelance author. His plays are performed with great success in over 40 countries worldwide from Vienna’s Burgtheater to Tokyo’s National Theatre and within India. In 2016, his first novel “On a cold, clear January morning at the beginning of the 21st century” was published and which was shortlisted for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize. Up to now he has written three dozen stage and radio plays.
This Berlin-based author and director is regarded as one of the most prolific and heralded dramatists in Europe. In the summer of 2010, he was awarded the Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis, regarded as the highest honour for a playwright in the German language. Previous winners include Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek and East German playwright Heiner Müller.
Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai has collaborated with Mr. Schimmelpfennig for a translation project “Junge deutsche Dramatik in südasiatischen Sprachen” in which his plays will be translated into various south Asian languages.
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