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Tine Rahel Völcker

Tine Rahel Völcker is the author of plays, radio plays and prose. From 2000 to 2004 she studied scenic writing at the Berlin University of the Arts. In the 2005/2006 season she was resident author at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Her plays premiered among others at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, at the National Theater in Weimar and at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. In 2015 she received a scholarship from the German Literature Fund and in 2018 a working scholarship from the Heinz and Heide Dürr Foundation. Her play Adam and the Germans (Die Mühle) was invited to 2017 the Stückemarkt at the Berlin Theatertreffen. In her literary work, Völcker often addresses the consequences of NS crimes and seeks ways to talk about violence without reproducing it. With Women of the Underworld, a work about seven female victims of Nazi “euthanasia”, she brought her own play to the stage for the first time in 2019 at Berlin’s Ballhaus Ost.

In 2020 her prose debut Chantal Akerman’s Disappearance. Les Rendez-vous de Tarnów was published by Spector Books Leipzig. The book follows the footsteps of the Jewish-Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman in her mother’s Polish birthplace. In September 2021, Tine Rahel Völcker published the volume Frauen der Unterwelt. Queerfeminist Responses to Psychiatric Violence, Sexism and Ableism by Edition Assemblage. She lives in Berlin.

Tine Rahel Völcker was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from November 2021 to January 2022.