Hans Werner
Kroesinger Concept / Staging

Hans Werner Kroesinger
© Christian Knörr

Hans Werner Kroesinger was born in Bonn in 1962. He studied drama, theatre and media at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen. Since 1993, he has been working at prestigious municipal and state-funded theatres, such as the Berliner Ensemble, the Volksbühne Berlin, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel München and the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, as well as in the independent scene, above all at the Hebbel am Ufer (HAU), the Sophiensaele, Radialsystem, the Staatsbank and Podewil in Berlin, Forum Freies Theater (FFT) in Düsseldorf, the Festspielhaus Theatre at Dresden-Hellerau, the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in Zürich and Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe ZKM. Since 2000 he develops performances together with the filmmaker and author Regine Dura. His works have been shown at festivals including Politics in the Independent Theatre (Hamburg, 2003, Dresden 2011, Basel and Freiburg 2014), Cultura Nova (Herleen, 2008) and Impulse (Cologne and Düsseldorf, 2009), Kunstfest Weimar 2014, Mess Festival Sarajevo, Bitef Belgrade, Theatre Festival Tallin and International Theatre Festival Vilnius. He was awarded the Brothers Grimm Prize of Berlin for his ‹Kindertransporte›, a production for children and young people at the Theater an der Parkaue in Berlin. The production ‹Stolpersteine Staatstheater› was selected in 2016 to showcase at the Theatertreffen Berlin. He also directed New Music Theatre works at the Staatsoper Stuttgart and Staatsoper Berlin.