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Artistic Director Holger Schultze commented on the stage directors of the festival: "In Munich there is a separate festival called 'radically young' – at this festival 'radically young' is an added feature." About 50 young stage directors who had caught the attention of Osnabrück’s dramaturges were invited to an interview with the management of the theatre and the ensemble. The following stage directors are finally taking part at the Spieltriebe 3 festival:

- Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson, born in Reykjavik in 1978. Studied acting in Iceland. He completes his stage direction studies this year at the Berlin College of Dramatic Art "Ernst Busch".

- Markus Bauer, born in Heilbronn in 1977. After having studied humane discipline und having assisted in Stuttgart and Konstanz he started stage direction. Bauer lives in Konstanz and writes plays too: Last year he took part at the workshop days at Vienna's Burgtheater and in May 2009 "stehende gewässer" was introduced at the Stückemarkt (play market) of the Berlin Theatertreffen.

- Mirja Biel, born in Kiel in 1977. Completed an apprenticeship as a theatrical painter and her studies of art history and dramatic in Berlin before applying for a job as stage director at the Theatre Academy in Hamburg. Has been working as a stage director's assistant at the theatre in Bremen since season 2007/2008.

- Marie Bues, born in Erlenbach in 1980. Worked in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe after having studied acting in Stuttgart and was part of the ensemble of the Württembergian Landesbühne Esslingen. Came to the Theatre Basel in 2006 as a stage director's assistant and stages productions herself too.

- Solvejg Franke, born in Dresden in 1973. Studied music direction at the College for Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin after completing musicology and teacher training in music and German. Was a committed assistant stage director at the Theatre Heidelberg. Now lives in Berlin and works as a freelance stage director.

- Jan Christoph Gockel, born in Gießen in 1982. Completed his stage direction studies at the Berlin College "Ernst Busch" with a premiere of Nina Enders' "Die Wissenden" in 2009 at the Berliner Schaubühne. Was responsible for the premiere project "Deutschlandsaga" at the Schaubühne in 2007/2008.

- Julia Heinrichs, born in Essen. Studied psychology at the University of Konstanz, where she now works as a lecturer for education in communication. Received theatre education from Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Was stage director's assistant at the Theatre Konstanz and is also at the Schauspielhaus in Zurich.

- Sebastian Hirn, born in Munich in 1975. Studied stage direction at the Wiener Max-Reinhardt-Seminar, creates stage designs himself and stages musical theatre too.

- Nina Mattenklotz, born in Gütersloh in 1980. Studied stage direction at the Theatre Academy in Hamburg and was awarded the "Hamburger Doctores-Völschau-Prize for talented stage directors" for her diploma staging of "Woyzeck" in 2008.

- Corinna Sommerhäuser, born in Cologne in 1976. Started studying dramatics in Vienna after completing an apprenticeship as a cook. Gained her first important experience at the "Wiener Project Theater Studio". Worked as a director's assistant at the Hamburg Thalia Theatre from 2002 until 2008, interrupted by a year of travelling in India, Thailand and Pakistan. Her premiere of Anne Habermehl's play "Letztes Territorium" was invited to the 'radikal jung'-festival in April 2009.

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As a matter of interest all fitters and stage directors are being accommodated together in Osnabrück's barracks area (Westerberg and harbour) which has been empty since the withdrawal of the British Troops and for which a new use is being searched. Part of the festival is also taking place there.
(peko/sik)

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