Adrian Figueroa | September 2021

Adrian Figueroa is a German theatre director and filmmaker. In 2009 he completed his master’s degree at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Since 2010 he has made various films nationally and internationally, including the documentary Die Lücke – Der NSU-Bombenanschlag von Köln (The Gap – The NSU bomb attack in Cologne) about the NSU nail bomb attack in Cologne’s Keupstrasse. In the prison theatre project “aufBruch” he realizes theater projects in Berlin penal institutions. His work as a theater director has taken him to many stages, including the Deutsche Theater Berlin, Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, Staatsschauspiel Dresden and Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin. Anderswo (Elsewhere), a portrait of prison inmates at Tegel Prison in Berlin, premiered at the Hof International Film Festival in 2017 and was awarded Best Documentary Medium/Short at the Achtung Berlin Film Festival in 2018. His theatre production Aurora, based on interviews with drug users, their relatives and therapists, premiered in December 2019 at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin and was nominated for the Friedrich Luft Prize. In 2021 his short film Proll! won the German competition at the International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen.

Adrian Figueroa was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from January to April 2019 and again in September 2021.