Dieter Giesing, born in 1934 in Memel (now Klaidpeda/Lithuania), is a director. He gained his first theater experience after studying in Tübingen and Munich as an assistant director to Erwin Piscator. In 1964 Giesing made his debut as a director at the Munich Kammerspiele, where he was a director and, under general administrator August Everding, senior director from 1968 to 1971. During the general directorship of Ivan Nagel, Giesing was acting director of the Hamburg Schauspielhaus from 1972 to 1976. Since then he has been a freelance director and worked at many theaters, including the Munich Residenztheater, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Freie Volksbühne Berlin and the Vienna Burgtheater. His productions of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross at the Munich Residenztheater and Lars Norén’s Dämonen (Demons) and Isaak Babel’s Sunset at the Burgtheater were selected for the Berlin Theater Meeting. In December 2019 he staged his first opera, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, at the Klagenfurt City Theater.
Dieter Giesing was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from September to November 2013.