Sasha Marianna Salzmann, author of Llengua Materna Mameloschn, is one of the most interesting playwrights on the German theatre scene.
What do I want to write, myself? What does this self wants and who is this self really in relation with the whole of society?
In this exchange of impressions on writing as a political process and artistic anchorage, Sasha Marianna Salzmann will be talking with the course participants about strategies, the writer’s trade and inspiration in everyday life. How do I translate political situations into personal relations on a stage? And how are private stories between people a microcosm that reproduces the macrocosm?
We will be working on specific questions; in the best of cases, with plays that are being worked on at that very moment. However, this will not be a mandatory requirement.
Within the GREC 2017 Festival of Barcelona.
With the support of Goethe Institut-Barcelona
Sasha Marianna Salzmann
Sasha Marianna Salzmann is a freelance writer and lives in Berlin and Istanbul. She was born in 1985 in Volgograd and grew up in Moscow. In 1995, she emigrated to Germany, where she studied literature, drama and media studies at the University of Hildesheim, before taking up a place on the course in “Szenisches Schreiben” (Writing for the stage) at Berlin University of the Arts in 2008. Next, she worked as an assistant director and assistant dramaturg at the Schauspielhaus Hannover and the Theaterhaus Jena. Her poems, essays and short plays were published in various magazines. She is co-founder of the cultural and social magazine freitext. Her first play‚ Weißbrotmusik, won the Wiener Wortstaetten Prize 2009 and IKARUS 2012 and was invited to various festivals. In January 2012, she received the Kleist Prize for Young Dramatists for her play Muttermale Fenster Blau. In 2013 her play Muttersprache Mameloschn was awarded the best play of the year with the Mülheimer Audience Award. That same year she and that play were nominated as play and playwright of the year by the German Theater critics’ magazine Theater heute. Since 2013 she is writer-in-residence at the Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin, where she was the artistic director of Studio Я until 2015. She is currently writing on various plays and she is working on her first novel.
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