Klaus Völker

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Klaus Völker (born September 27, 1938 in Frankfurt am Main ) is a German theater historian , dramaturge and publicist .

Völker studied literature, art history and philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and the Free University of Berlin . During his studies he worked as an actor, dramaturge and director on student theaters and wrote theater reviews. He also translated texts by Alfred Jarry , Boris Vian and Raymond Roussel from French into German.

Between 1969 and 1985 Völker worked as a dramaturge at theaters in Zurich, Basel and Bremen, most recently at the Berlin Schillertheater . For the Berliner Theatertreffen , from 1985 to 2002 he was in charge of the play market of the Berliner Theatertreffen , a platform for new theater literature. From 1993 to 2005 he was rector of the Ernst Busch drama school in Berlin.

Since 2007 he has been a juror for the German Academy of Performing Arts Award for Directing . Klaus Völker is a member of the Berlin Academy of the Arts and of the PEN Center Germany . He is also chairman of the Johannes Bobrowski Society and the International Hanns Eisler Society, Berlin.

Works (selection)


  1. Synge , Yeats . 1972.
  2. Sean O'Casey . 1972.




Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Kulturportal-deutschland.de: Archive 2002/2. Quarter ( Memento of the original from July 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (accessed on July 29, 2014) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.kulturportal-deutschland.de
  2. ^ Die Gesellschaft , Johannes-Bobrowski-Gesellschaft, accessed on March 10, 2015
  3. Antiquaria Prize 2019 to Klaus Völker , Börsenblatt dated November 19, 2018, accessed July 6, 2019