Nils Haarmann

Born in 1983 in Essen, Nils Haarmann has studied literature and performance arts in Germany, at the universities of Mayence, Bochum, Berlin and Paris. In theatre, he worked as an assistant dramaturge at the Schauspiel Essen and at the Maxime Gorki theatre in Berlin. From 2007, he conducted research on Heiner Müller and Robert Wilson with Jean Jourdheuil. In the frame of this project, he served as «visiting researcher » at Columbia University (New York) and worked with Robert Wilson on the Watermill Summer programme 2008 (Long Island, NY). He was a member of the Dialogue for the Franco-German Future in 2010. Since 2010, he has been a dramaturge at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin. He co-translated the plays of Nis-Momme Stockmann (Laureate Transfert Théâtral 2010, jury member 2011 and 2012) into French and teached at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the CEAD Montréal. With Falk Richter, he worked at the Schaubühne Berlin for « For the Disconnected Child » (2013), « Never Forever » (2014) and « FEAR » (2015), for the Masterclass of the Venice Biennale in 2014 and 2015, at the Frinje Madrid 2016 as for « Complexity of Belonging » (2014) with ChunkyMove, Melbourne Theater Company and Melbourne Theater Festival and « Je suis Fassbinder » (2016) at the Théâtre National de Strasbourg. With Anne-Cécile Vandalem, he collaborated as a dramaturge for "Arctique" at the Théâtre National de Bruxelles (2018).


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)
Shakespeare's Last Play by Dead Centre, Direction: Ben Kidd und Bush Moukarzel (2018)
Danke Deutschland – Cảm ơn nước Đức by Sanja Mitrović, Text and Direction: Sanja Mitrović (World Premiere, 2019)
Orlando by Virginia Woolf, Direction: Katie Mitchell (2019)
Die Anderen von Anne-Cécile Vandalem, Regie: Anne-Cécile Vandalem (Uraufführung, 2019)
Die Anderen by Anne-Cécile Vandalem, Direction: Anne-Cécile Vandalem (World Premiere, 2019)
The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, Direction: Peter Kleinert (2019)
Yerma by Simon Stone after Federico García Lorca, Direction: Simon Stone (2020)
Kein Weltuntergang (Not the End of the World)  by Chris Bush, Direction: Katie Mitchell (World Premiere, 2021)
Beyond Caring by Alexander Zeldin, Direction: Alexander Zeldin (2022)

In this season

Not the End of the World

by Chris Bush
Translated from English by Gerhild Steinbuch
Direction: Katie Mitchell
World premiere

Beyond Caring

by Alexander Zeldin
Directior: Alexander Zeldin
Translated into German by Gerhild Steinbuch
German Premiere
Stage B

Die Anderen

by Anne-Cécile Vandalem
Direction: Anne-Cécile Vandalem
World Premiere
Stage A


by Caroline Guiela Nguyen
Translated from the French by Uli Menke
Director: Caroline Guiela Nguyen
World Premiere
Saal A


by Virginia Woolf
Direction: Katie Mitchell
Stage A


by Simon Stone
after Federico García Lorca
Director: Simon Stone
Stage A