Marion Tiedtke

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Marion Tiedtke (born February 14, 1962 in Cologne ) is a German dramaturge and university professor .


After completing her studies in philosophy , German language and literature and history at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg and the Free University of Berlin , she worked as a freelancer in regional radio / SWR and in the science radio station in Berlin in 1988/89 .

She began her theater career in 1989 as a dramaturgy assistant and recorder at the Berlin Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz with Dieter Sturm and Wolfgang Wiens . In 1990 she moved to the Berlin Schiller Theater under the joint directorship of Volkmer Clauss, Alfred Kirchner , Alexander Lang and Vera Sturm. Here she mainly worked on productions by Alexander Lang. She was the production dramaturge for his productions Märchen in Deutschland with Bernhard Minetti and Die Räuber ; both productions were invited to the 1991 Theatertreffen . In 1992 she went to Bremen to Hansgünther Heyme , where she a. a. developed productions with the French director François-Michel Pesenti. Under the new management of Klaus Pierwoß , she stayed in Bremen until 1997 and worked a. a. there with the directors Christina Friedrich and Konstanze Lauterbach . From 1997 to 1999 she was engaged by Eberhard Witt at the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel , where she was involved in several productions by Roberto Ciulli , Amélie Niermeyer and Andreas Kriegenburg . Here she also worked with Dea Loher on the development of the play for the premiere Bluebeard - Hope of Women .

From 1999 she was part of Klaus Bachler's management team at the Burgtheater Vienna . In Weh dem, who lies from Franz Grillparzer , she met Martin Kusej , with whom she worked out the faith and home of Karl Schönherr a year later . The production was invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen in 2001 .

In 2001 she moved to the Münchner Kammerspiele under Frank Baumbauer , where she was engaged until 2007. There she worked a. a. with the directors Karin Beier , Thomas Ostermeier and Johan Simons , and several times with Andreas Kriegenburg and Luk Perceval . In 2003 she worked with Luk Perceval and the authors Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel on a new production of Othello with Thomas Thieme and Julia Jentsch in the leading roles. She was also involved in the productions "Traum im Herbst" (2001) directed by Luk Perceval, Orestie (2002), Die Nibelungen (2004) and Drei Schwestern (2006) directed by Andreas Kriegenburg. All mentioned performances of the Münchner Kammerspiele were invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen . The production of Die Nibelungen received the Nestroy Prize in 2005 for "Best performance in the German-speaking region". From 2001 to 2006 she taught dramaturgy at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and directing at the Bavarian Theater Academy in Munich.

In 2007 she accepted a professorship for acting at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, succeeding Peter Iden . For ten years she headed the acting studies there as training director. From 2011 to 2014 she was Dean of the Performing Arts Department. From 2015 she worked with Anselm Weber to prepare his directorship at the Schauspiel Frankfurt , where she worked for three seasons as deputy director and chief dramaturge from 2017 to 2020. During this time she worked u. a. in productions by Jan-Christoph Gockel , Andreas Kriegenburg , Luk Perceval , Ulrich Rasche and Roger Vontobel . As a production dramaturge, she was involved in the production Die Perser , directed by Ulrich Rasche, which received the Nestroy Prize for "Best Performance in German-speaking Countries" in 2018 and was nominated for the stage adaptation to Courage and Grace directed by Luk Perceval Theatertreffen 2019.

She was engaged as a guest dramaturge at the Thalia Theater Hamburg in 2009 for The truth about THE KENNEDYS, a project by Luk Perceval. In 2013 and 2015 she worked as a guest dramaturge with Roger Vontobel at the Schauspielhaus Bochum : This is where Die Nibelungen (2013) and Rose Bernd (2015) were created with Jana Schulz , who received the Gertrud-Eysoldt-Ring for the lead role .

In opera, she worked internationally as a freelance dramaturge, initially with director Martin Kusej at the Salzburg Festival . This produced La Clemenza di Tito (2003) and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam (2006). In 2009 she was the production dramaturge in Covent Garden for Tristan und Isolde in a production by Christof Loy , awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for the best opera production of 2009. From 2011 to 2012 she was guest dramaturge at the Bavarian State Opera for the performance cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen in in the production of Andreas Kriegenburg.

Marion Tiedtke is a member of the Academy of Performing Arts . She worked on various juries, including a. 2015 to 2017 for the award of the Gertrud-Eysoldt-Ring . She also works as an editor and publishes in specialist books and magazines.

Selected productions



Stage adaptation / translation

  • 1999: First performance Germany, pale mother. Stage adaptation based on the film of the same name by Helma Sanders-Brahms , director: Roberto Ciulli , Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel
  • 2004: World premiere of The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh , translated with Peter Torberg, director: Stefan Kimmig , Münchner Kammerspiele, Foreign Play of the Year, Critics' Survey Theater heute , season 2004/05
  • 2009: World premiere The truth about THE KENNEDYS, stage version with Luk Perceval and Malte Ubenauf, director: Luk Perceval, Thalia Theater Hamburg
  • 2018: World premiere Mut und Gnade by Ken Wilber, stage version of the book with Luk Perceval, director: Luk Perceval, Schauspiel Frankfurt
  • 2019: World premiere of Heerlager der Heiligen by Jean Raspail , stage version of the novel and translation with Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer , director: Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer, Schauspiel Frankfurt and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen


  • Fear. Dimensions of a feeling, edited together with Daniela Rippl, Thomas Kisser, Wilhelm Fink ISBN 978-3-7705-4703-6
  • The art of the stage. Positions in contemporary theater, edited with Philipp Schulte, Theater der Zeit ISBN 978-3-942449-06-9
  • Voices of a city. Monodramas for Frankfurt, published by Schauspiel Frankfurt and Literaturhaus Frankfurt eV with a foreword by Marion Tiedtke and Hauke ​​Hückstädt , Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag ISBN 978-3-596-70091-2

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Individual evidence

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