Florian Kiehl, born in Düsseldorf in 1994, studied at University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin. Before studying, he assisted at Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus for several seasons and trained as a media designer in Cologne. During his studies at UdK Berlin, he developed costume and stage designs at the university's uni.t theatre and bat-studiotheater of Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts. Further work followed, including at Volksbühne Berlin, Volkstheater Wien, Volkstheater Rostock, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Staatstheater Hannover, Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Staatstheater Karlsruhe, WerkX Wien and Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, as well as for advertising and music video productions. ‹Das Narrenschiff› in the 2022/23 season is his first work at Theater Basel.