Schorsch Kamerun

Born in Timmendorfer Strand in 1963, he was a founder member and singer with the Hamburg band «Die Goldenen Zitronen». He also founded the «Golden Pudel Club» together with Rocko Schamoni. He has worked as a theatre director and writer since 2000. Kamerun has directed at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Schauspielhaus Zürich, the Münchner Kammerspiele, the Volksbühne Berlin, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, the Wiener Festwochen, Stuttgart State Theatre and the Bavarian State Opera. For his WDR radio play «Ein Menschenbild, das in seiner Summe null ergibt» he was awarded the War Blinded Radio Play Prize in 2007. Schorsch Kamerun is also a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. His novel «Die Jugend ist die schönste Zeit des Lebens» was published in 2016. He realised the project «Nordstadtphantasien/Club Kohleausstieg» for the Ruhrtriennale in 2018 and «Spuren der Verirrten» after Peter Handke was also seen at Theater Basel the same year. In 2019 he directed «Das Bauhaus. Ein rettendes Requiem» at the Volksbühne Berlin and the music theatre spectacular «MOTOR CITY SUPER STUTTGART» with the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra at the controversial building site Stuttgart 21.