Jan Bosse was born in Stuttgart in 1969. He first studied dramatics, German philology and art history at the University of Erlangen and then directing at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. From 2000 to 2005 he was in-house director at Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. He also worked regularly at the Schauspielhaus Zurich, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Burgtheater in Vienna, Schauspiel Köln, Schauspiel Frankfurt, the Münchner Kammerspiele and from 2007 to 2013 as in-house director at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. In 2007 he was invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen with his production of Goethe's »The Sorrows of Young Werther« (Maxim Gorki Theater) and with William Shakespeare's »Much Ado About Nothing« (Burgtheater Vienna), followed by a third invitation in 2008 with Shakespeare's »Hamlet« (Schauspielhaus Zurich). The fourth invitation followed in 2018 with the Burgtheater-production »Die Welt im Rücken« based on the novel of the same title by Thomas Melle. The world premiere of Christian Kracht's new novel "Eurotrash" is Jan Bosse's first production at the Schaubühne.
Jan Bosse lives and works in Berlin.