Barbara Bürk


Barbara Bürk (1965) studied stage direction and worked for some time as an actress. From 1995 until 1998 she was an assistant director at the Deutsche Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, working with such people as Frank Castorf, Christoph Marthaler, Johann Kresnik and Dimiter Gotscheff. Her directorial debut took place in 1998 at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus with Erklärt Pereira. She has since been invited to direct productions at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Theater Basel, Schauspiel Hannover and the Staatsschauspiel Dresden. Her production Hotel Paraiso was selected for Theatertreffen in 2005. She recently directed the youth productions, Der Zauberer von Oz and Alice im Wunderland at the Junges Schauspielhaus Hamburg.In 2015 she created Effi Briest– although with a different text and a different melody in collaboration with director Clemens Sienknecht, a work which was selected for Berlin's Theatertreffen festival in 2016.