Hans-Werner Kroesinger, born in 1962 in Bonn, studied applied theater studies at the University of Gießen from 1983 to 1988. During this time he began to work for Robert Wilson with Hamletmachine in New York, and The Forest in Berlin. In 1989 he was Heiner Müller’s artistic collaborator in the production of Hamlet/Hamletmaschine at Deutsches Theater Berlin. In 1992-93 he received a grant from Akademie Schloss Solitude. Since 1993 he has directed drama and music theater at many venues, including the Berliner Ensemble, Schauspiel Leipzig, Staatsoper Berlin, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, and HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin. In 1997 he took part in documenta X with Don’t Look Now. Since 2000, he has been working with Regine Dura. Their works have been selected for festivals such as Politics in Independent Theater, Impulse, De Internationale Keuze, Cultura Nova, Kunstfest Weimar and the Berlin Theater Meeting. In 2007, Kroesinger received the Brothers Grimm Prize of the State of Berlin for Kindertransporte (Children’s Transport) at Berlin Theater an der Parkaue. In 2012 he was visiting professor in the scenic research course at the University of Bochum. He holds workshops at the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Bern University of the Arts.
Hans-Werner Kroesinger was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy in April and August 2013 and from March to April 2014.