Stephan Bruckmeier - Regie, Schauspiel, Bühnenbild, Theater-TexteThe director, author and set designer Stephan Bruckmeier was born in Vienna in 1962. He studied piano pedagogy and started his stage career as répétiteur and stage musician in 1985. In 1987 then, he debuted with the production “Magic Afternoon” by Wolfgang Bauer.
Since then he has been producing plays, musicals and music theatre plays in Berlin, Braunschweig, Cologne, Halle, Linz, Maputo (Mozambique), Ossiach, Potsdam, Salzburg, St. Pölten, Stuttgart, Villach and Vienna. From 1988 until 2007, he worked as director and curator for the theatre “Theaterbureau” in Vienna, “Schauspielerei” in Cologne, “Rampe” in Stuttgart and the “Donaufestival” in Lower Austria. Moreover, Bruckmeier taught at the universities in Debrezen and Stuttgart and worked with youths in Austria and Germany. He created the scenery for the “Volkstheater” in Vienna, the “Schauspielerei”, “Theater der Keller” (both in Cologne), “Rampe” in Stuttgart, “Phönix” in Linz, “Schauspielhaus” in Salzburg, and the “Donaufestival” in Lower Austria. In addition to productions at many renowned stages, he also participated in projects at special locations like the transient hotel “Orient” in Vienna, the gasometer in Vienna, at the discotheques P1 (Vienna) and ZAP (Stuttgart), the “Küppers” brewery in Cologne, at Auel castle, at the baroque church in Ossiach and the Stuttgart television tower. In cooperation with the Spanish “Teatro Avenida” he produced and staged “Schiller’s Räuber” as a European premiere at the International Schiller Days in Mannheim. In company with the university of Pittsburgh he realised the German-American theatre project “Ich bin nicht der Martin” by Andreas Jungwirth. Furthermore, Stephan Bruckmeier wrote the plays Bambule (adapted from Ulrike Meinhof’s movie), Die blaue Tundra, Das kalte Gesicht as well as the stage production of Ein paar Leute suchen das Glück und lachen sich tot by Sibylle Berg. In 2004, he staged his first own production.

Stephan Bruckmeier was awarded the Karl-Skraup-Prize, the Cologne Theatre Prize and the Baden-Württemberg Youth Theatre Prize. He currently lives and works in Stuttgart and Berlin.

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