Marius Schötz studied classical composition and singing at the HfMDK Frankfurt and the HMDK Stuttgart as well as acting direction at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin. His production 'Messiah from Hesse' was awarded the Max Reinhardt Prize, the main prize at the Federal Competition of German-Speaking Acting Students, in Graz in 2018. He completed his diploma with the production 'Madame Poverty - a set of emotion and sensation' at the Volksbühne Berlin. Since then he has worked closely with Marthe Meinhold as composer, librettist and director. The two have already staged in Saarbrücken, Weimar, Vienna, Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. Little Ice Age' is their second work at Theater Basel after 'Das Narrenschiff' in the 22/23 season.