Felix Mitterer was born as the son of the widowed farm worker Adelheid Marksteiner and a Romanian refugee and was adopted immediately after the birth by a farm worker couple who were friends with their mother. He went to school in Kitzbühel and Kirchberg , then attended the teacher training institute in Innsbruck and from 1966 worked at the Innsbruck customs office. In 1970 his first contributions were made on ORF . In 1977 he started his own business as a freelance writer. Besides his literary work, he comes again and again, as in his first play No Place for Idiots , as an actor. Felix Mitterer worked and lived in Castlelyons ( Caisleán Ó Liatháin ), Ireland , from 1995 to 2010 . In 2010 he bought a farm in Ravelsbach im Weinviertel to move to Austria , which he has also lived in since 2011.
Felix Mitterer was married to the artist Chryseldis Hofer-Mitterer , the couple has a daughter.
Mitterer describes himself as a “Tyrolean local poet and folk author” and continues the tradition of folk plays in content and form with his works, which often use a dialect artificial language . In doing so, he mostly takes up problematic and controversial topics, such as the penetration of fascism into the rural community in the play No beautiful land , or the relationship between Germans and Austrians using the example of tourism in Tyrol in the satire Die Piefke Saga . It was broadcast by ORF as a multi-part television series and was highly controversial when it appeared in 1991. Above all, the works The Piefke Saga and Sold Home (also broadcast by ORF) helped Felix Mitterer to achieve his big breakthrough in the late 1980s. His protagonists are often socially isolated outsiders, as in No Place for Idiots or The Wild Woman .
For the first time since 1983, Felix Mitterer was back on stage as an actor in 2012. At the Tyrolean folk theater in Telfs, he played the monkey Rotpeter in the dramatization of the story A report for an academy by Franz Kafka .
Many of Mitterer's works, such as the play No Place for Idiots, Visiting Time and Siberia (premiered in 1989, Tyrolean Volksschauspiele Telfs / ORF recording and filming), premiered in 1977 at the Volksbühne Blaas in Innsbruck, are performed again and again.
In 2020 he published the novel None of You about Angelo Soliman .
- 1978: Art Prize of the City of Innsbruck for Dramatic Poetry
- 1987: Peter Rosegger Literature Prize
- 1988: Tyrolean State Prize for Art
- 1991: Adolf Grimme Prize with silver (together with Dietrich Mattausch ) and Romy for Die Piefke Saga
- 1991: Austrian Prize for Literature
- 2001: Ernst Toller Prize
- 2003: ORF radio play award for The Confession
- 2004: Prix Italia for the radio play The Confession
- 2005: Decoration of Honor of the State of Tyrol
- 2009: Romy for Tatort: Tree of Redemption
- 2013: Ödön von Horvath Prize
- 2013: ORF radio play award for a report for an academy
- 2018: Honorary member of the Theater in der Josefstadt
- 2018: Gold Medal of Merit of the State of Vienna
- 2018: Tyrolean of the year
- 2019: ORF Radio Play Awards - Radio Play of the Year 2018 for Märzengrund (Director: Martin Sailer )
- 1977: No place for idiots (premiered at the Tyrolean Volksbühne Blaas on September 15, 1977)
- 1982: stigma. A Passion (first performance of the Tyrolean folk theater in Telfs 1982, ORF recording)
- 1985: Visiting time (premiere theater Die Tribüne Wien, RAI / BR / ORF recording, ZDF / BBC filming)
- 1986: The wild woman (first performance Altinnsbrucker Bauerntheater / Innsbrucker Kellertheater , ORF film)
- 1987: Lost Homeland (about the fate of the Zillertal inclinants ) (premiere of the Zillertaler Volksschauspiele Stumm, ORF recording)
- 1987: No beautiful country (world premiere Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck , ORF recording)
- 1989: The children of the devil (world premiere Schauburg Munich ) on the Salzburg magic boy trials in the vicinity of the Schinderjackl, also known as the Zaubererjackl.
- 1989: Siberia (world premiere of Tyrolean folk theater in Telfs, ORF recording and filming)
- 1990: Munde. The piece on the summit (premiered on the summit of the Hohe Munde )
- 1990: The Devil's Children (Austrian premiere at the Volkstheater (Vienna) )
- 1991: Ein Jedermann (world premiere Theater in der Josefstadt Vienna)
- 1993: Abraham (world premiere Landestheater Linz , ORF recording)
- 1993: The Geierwally. Play. (World premiere Elbigenalp Geierwally-Freilichtspiele / DE new version Luisenburg-Festspiele Wunsiedel 2005)
- 1994: Crash in the house of God (premiere Bregenz Festival )
- 1998: In der Löwengrube (inspired by Leo Reuss ' life story) (world premiere at Volkstheater (Vienna) )
- 1998: The woman in the car (premiere Landestheater Linz)
- 1999: Deadly Sins (world premiere Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck)
- 2000: Mein Ungeheuer (World Premiere of Tyrolean Volksschauspiele Telfs)
- 2001: Gaismair (world premiere of Tiroler Volksschauspiele Telfs)
- 2002: Johanna or the Invention of the Nation (world premiere in Salzburg State Theater )
- 2004: Kreuzweg Hochberg (with Herbert Meusburger )
- 2004: The confession (world premiere of the Tyrolean folk theater in Telfs)
- 2004: Die Hutterer (world premiere at Schlossbergspiele Rattenberg )
- 2006: Die Weberischen (music theater, world premiere of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien )
- 2007: The Panther (world premiere at the Wiener Kammerspiele )
- 2007: Franz von Assisi - The Fool of God (world premiere Volksschauspiele Ötigheim )
- 2008: The Patriot (world premiere in the Stadttheater Walfischgasse Vienna)
- 2009: 1809 - My best year (world premiere Tyrolean folk theater in Telfs)
- 2009: Speckbacher (world premiere at Schlossbergspiele Rattenberg )
- 2011: You stay with me (world premiere Volkstheater )
- 2011: Dragon thirst ( Hague Theater Summer )
- 2013: Jägerstätter (premiere Theater in der Josefstadt )
- 2013: Jacob the Last (world premiere Rosegger Festival Alpl / Krieglach )
- 2013: Passion Erl. Theater play (premiere Passion Play Erl (Tyrol) )
- 2015: The boxer about the German Sinto boxer Trollmann , world premiere in the Theater in der Josefstadt
- 2015: Glanzstoff (citizens' theater in and about the Glanzstoff Austria factory, Landestheater Niederösterreich , awarded the special prize at the Nestroy Theater Prize )
- 2016: Märzengrund (world premiere Festival Stadl in Stumm )
- 2017: Galápagos (world premiere Theater in der Josefstadt )
- 2018: Vomperloch (world premiere Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck)
- 2019: Brüderlein Fein (world premiere Raimundspiele Gutenstein )
- 1981: The Fool of Vienna . From the life of the poet Peter Altenberg (director John Goldschmidt)
- 1982: The fifth season (from episode 4)
- 1986 or 1984: Erdsegen (based on the novel of the same name by Peter Rosegger )
- 1988/1989: Sold homeland (Part 1: Burning Love; Part 2: Farewell, you my South Tyrol )
- 1991: The Piefke saga , comedy of a futile affection - real satire
- 1993: Sold Homeland (Part 3: The Night of Fire; Part 4: Plot )
- 1993: Everyone for the Mafia (TV two-parter with Mario Adorf )
- 1993: The Wilderness (movie with Jürgen Prochnow )
- 1995: Tatort 318 - The King Returns
- 1998: Krambambuli (based on the story of the same name by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach )
- 1999: Tatort 448 - Passion
- 2001: Tatort 475 - Bad Blood
- 2002: Andreas Hofer - The freedom of the eagle
- 2002: crime scene 504 - Elvis is alive!
- 2003: Tatort 536 - Deadly Souvenirs
- 2004: Tatort 572 - Guardian of the Source
- 2004: The healer
- 2005: Tatort 604 - The devil from the mountain
- 2006: Crime scene 635 - death from Africa
- 2006: Crime scene 669 - Deadly Greed
- 2008: The Healer 2
- 2008: Crime scene 715 - granite
- 2008: Tatort 717 - Tree of Redemption
- 2011: Tatort 807 - wages for work
- 2016: Country thriller - Midsummer Night's Murder
- 1977: Super hen Hanna (novel)
- 2004: Super hen Hanna doesn't give up
- 2005: The hunt for the high C (together with Anna Mitterer )
- 2007: Super Chick Hanna (picture book)
- 2011: Superhenne Hanna (audio book)
- 2020: None of you , Haymon Verlag, Innsbruck 2020, ISBN 978-3-7099-3495-1
- My curriculum vitae , Haymon Verlag, Innsbruck 2018, ISBN 978-3-7099-3425-8
- Ursula Schneider / Annette Steinsiek: Felix Mitterer's "Zettel" work. About the excerpt as a literary preliminary stage. In: Marcel Atze / Volker Kaukoreit (Ed.): "Thoughts travel, ideas arrive". The world of notes. Praesens, Vienna 2017, pp. 324–335.
- Joachim Gatterer: The Life of a Folk Writer. Felix Mitterer's autobiography. In: Literature and Criticism , No. 525–526 / 2018, pp. 85–87.
- Literature by and about Felix Mitterer in the catalog of the German National Library
- Felix Mitterer in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- University of Innsbruck - Research Institute Brenner Archive: Vorlass Felix Mitterer. In: uibk.ac.at
- Felix Mitterer in the collection of articles in the Innsbruck newspaper archive
- Felix Mitterer. In: orawww.uibk.ac.at (entry in the lexicon literature in Tyrol )
- Felix Mitterer wants to move to Lower Austria. In: ORF Lower Austria. November 11, 2010, accessed October 17, 2016.
- News from the Ravelsbach community. December 2010. p. 2 (PDF; 1.5 MB), accessed on October 17, 2016.
- Chryseldis Hofer-Mitterer is dead. Tirol.orf.at from March 1, 2017
- Tourismusverband Mieminger Plateau : Tatort Trilogy - "Passion" - Bad Blood - Elvis Lives ( Memento from May 15, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) (press text, PDF; 22 kB), accessed on October 17, 2016.
- Ischgl for Mitterer material for the new Piefke saga. In: ORF.at . May 24, 2020, accessed May 24, 2020 .
- Felix Mitterer: With Angelo Soliman on Tarantino's footsteps. In: ORF.at . May 24, 2020, accessed May 24, 2020 .
- Ödön von Horvath Prize to Felix Mitterer. In: orf.at. ORF. November 4, 2013, accessed November 8, 2013.
- derStandard.at: "In der Löwengrube": With poison and gall against Goebbels and the like . Article dated March 16, 2018, accessed March 17, 2018.
- Martha Schultz and Felix Mitterer are “Tyroleans of the Year” . Article dated September 12, 2018, accessed March 5, 2020.
- orf.at: Mitterer piece in the ORF Tyrol radio play of the year . Article dated February 23, 2019, accessed February 23, 2019.
- Felix Mitterer: The Boxer. Play , based on the fate of the Sinto boxer Johann "Rukeli" Trollmann (= Haymon-Taschenbuch. No. 194). With an afterword by Marie-Luise Ramos-Farina. Haymon-Taschenbuch, Innsbruck / Vienna 2015, ISBN 978-3-7099-7819-1 .
- Nestroys: Wuttke and Orth are "Best Actors". In: kleinezeitung.de. Little newspaper . November 2, 2015, accessed November 2, 2015.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian writer, playwright and actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 6, 1948|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Achenkirch , Tyrol|