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Björn Bicker

Björn Bicker was born in 1972. He studied literature, philosophy and general rhetoric in Tübingen and Vienna. He worked as an assistant dramaturg and dramaturg at the Wiener Burgtheater and was dramaturg at the Münchner Kammerspiele from 2001 to 2009 under Frank Baumbauer. There he developed the city projects Bunnyhill (2003 to 2006) and Illegal (2007 to 2008) together with Peter Kastenmüller and Michael Graessner. Together with Malte Jelden he curated the project Doing Identity - Bastard München (2008) at the Kammerspiele, where he also helped to develop and directed the project Hauptschule der Freiheit (2009). In 2010, the Münchner Kammerspiele received the Bundespreis für Kulturelle Bildung. Since 2009 Björn Bicker works as a freelance author and artist. He writes plays, radio plays, prose and essays. He develops and directs artistic projects at the intersection of art, politics and social practice for various municipal and state theatres.

He was awarded the Deutscher Jugendtheaterpreis 2012 for his play Deportation Cast. In 2013 he received the Franz-Tumler-Literaturpreis for his novel Was wir erben. In the same year he developed the urban space project Urban Prayers with Johan Simons and Malte Jelden, which continued at the Ruhrtriennale in 2016 with Urban Prayers Ruhr. The accompanying book Was glaubt ihr denn was awarded the TUKAN Preis of the City of Munich. Together with Malte Jelden, he developed the conversion project Munich Welcome Theatre for the Münchner Kammerspiele from 2014 to 2016. At the invitation of the Goethe Institut, he was a guest at the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2016 with the one-week performance Representing Germany: The Veddel Embassy. Björn Bicker also works as a lecturer for dramaturgy, theatre history and scenic writing at the Otto Falckenberg Schule in Munich. Lehrer*innen (WT) in the season 2018/2019 is his first play for Schauspielhaus Bochum.

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