Christian Tschirner

Born 1969 in Lutherstadt-Wittenberg. Since the 2019/20 season he is head of dramaturgy at the Schaubühne. He was trained as an animal keeper at Leipzig Zoo, did his A-levels at night school and then studied acting at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst »Ernst Busch« in Berlin. From 1995 to 1999 he was engaged as an actor at Schauspiel Frankfurt. From 1999 to 2002 he directed and acted at the Theater am Turm (TaT) in Frankfurt. Since 2002 he worked as a freelance director and author in Frankfurt/Main, Mannheim, Halle/Saale, Bochum, Vienna, Braunschweig and Stuttgart. 2009 to 2013 dramaturg and director at Schauspiel Hannover, 2013 to 2018 dramaturg at Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg.


by Milo Rau and Ursina Lardi, Direction: Milo Rau (World Premiere, 2020)
Eurotrash by Christian Kracht, Direction: Jan Bosse (World Premiere, 2021)
Der Krieg mit den Molchen nafter Karel Čapek, Direction: Clara Weyde (2022)

Returning to Reims after Didier Eribon, Direction: Thomas Ostermeier (new Version, 2020)
ödipus by Maja Zade, Direction: Thomas Ostermeier (World Premiere, 2021)


In this season

Der Krieg mit den Molchen (War with the Newts)

after Karel Čapek
In an adaptation by Soeren Voima
Director: Clara Weyde


by Christian Kracht
Direction: Jan Bosse
In a version by Jan Bosse and Bettina Ehrlich
World Premiere
Stage B


by Milo Rau and Ursina Lardi
Director: Milo Rau
World Premiere


by Maja Zade
Director: Thomas Ostermeier
World Premiere
Stage A

Returning to Reims

based on the novel »Retour à Reims« by Didier Eribon
Resumption (new version of »Returning to Reims«)
Director: Thomas Ostermeier