Nils Haarmann

Born in Essen in 1983. He got his B.A in Literature, Theatre and Film arts, as well as Russian and Economics, in Mainz and Bochum. During his studies he worked as a director and dramaturgical assistant at the Schauspiel Essen theatre and as an observer at the Maxim Gorky Theater in Berlin. He also collaborated on the interdisciplinary project »harmut«. In 2007 he began studying theatre and film studies in Paris graduating with an M.A from the University of Paris-X Nanterre (supervisor Jean Jourdheuil). During his studies he collaborated with the Bernadete Alves company (Brazil). In 2008 he was a visiting researcher at Columbia University New York and stipendiary at the Robert Wilson Summer Program on Long Island, NY. He was dramaturgy assistant for the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin during the 2009/10 season and is dramaturg since the 2010/11 season.


Das darf man nicht sagen by Hélène Cixous (Direction: Anne Schneider, 2010)
I’d rather Goya robbed me of sleep than some arsehole by Rodrigo García (Direction: Rodrigo García, UA 2011)
The Talented Mr. Ripley after Patricia Highsmith (Direction: Jan-Christoph Gockel, 2011)
Katzelmacher by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Direction: Ivan Panteleev, 2011)
Bunny by Jack Thorne (Direction: Christoph Schletz, 2012)
»Hotel Bogota«, (Direction: Jan-Christoph Gockel, 2012)
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade by Peter Weiss (Direction: Peter Kleinert, 2012)
The Black Rider by William S. Burroughs, Tom Waits und Robert Wilson (Direction: Friederike Heller, 2012)
Baal by Bertolt Brecht (Direction: Nicholas Mockridge, 2013)
For the Disconnected Child by Falk Richter (Direction und Choreographie: Falk Richter, 2013)
Lungs by Duncan Macmillan (Direction: Katie Mitchell, 2013)
Saint Joan of the Stockyards by Bertolt Brecht (Direction: Peter Kleinert, 2013)
The Forbidden Zone by Duncan Macmillan (Direction: Katie Mitchell, 2014)
NEVER FOREVER by Falk Richter und TOTAL BRUTAL (Text und Direction: Falk Richter, UA 2014)
Kasimir and Karoline by Ödön von Horváth (Direction: Jan Philipp Gloger, 2014)
Fabian by Erich Kästner in einer Fassung der Schaubühne (Direction: Peter Kleinert, 2015)
FEAR Ein Stück by Falk Richter (Direction: Falk Richter, UA 2015)
Ophelia's Room mit Texten by Alice Birch, Direction: Katie Mitchell (2015)
The Mother by Bertolt Brecht, Direction: Peter Kleinert (2016)
Shadow (Eurydice Speaks) by Elfriede Jelinek (Direction: Katie Mitchell, 2016)
LENIN by Milo Rau & Ensemble, Direction: Milo Rau (World Premiere, 2017)

In this season

Danton's Death

by Georg Büchner in a version of the ensemble
Direction: Peter Kleinert

The Good Person of Szechwan

by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Paul Dessau
Direction: Peter Kleinert


A play by Falk Richter
World Premiere
Text and Direction: Falk Richter


by Milo Rau & Ensemble
Direction: Milo Rau

Shadow (Eurydice Speaks)

by Elfriede Jelinek
Direction: Katie Mitchell

I’d rather Goya robbed me of sleep than some arsehole

by Rodrigo García
Direction and Stage Design: Rodrigo García