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Lars Wittershagen, born 1969 in Schwerte, studied cultural sciences in Hildesheim from 1992 to 1998 and then worked as a lecturer at the Institute for Theatre and Media at the University of Hildesheim until 2000. At the same time he worked as a theatre musician in the independent theatre scene. Since 1998 he has worked closely with director Sebastian Nübling and stage designer Muriel Gerstner. Joint productions have been created at the Junge Theater Basel, the Schauspiel Hannover, the Theater Basel and the Staatstheater Stuttgart as well as at the Ruhrtriennale 2008. They have also been invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen several times. In 2007 they received the 3sat Prize of the Theatertreffen for the production Dido and Aeneas. He also teaches regularly at the Hamburger Theaterakademie, the Otto-Falkenberg-Schule in Munich and the KVS (Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg) in Brussels. In 2011 and 2013 he worked with the Estonian Theatre N099 ensemble in Tallinn for international productions directed by Sebastian Nübling, as well as with the Estonian directing team Ene-Liis Semper and Tiit Ojasoo at the Thalia Theater. He currently works at the Thalia Theater, the Schauspielhaus Zurich, the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin and the Münchner Kammerspiele. At the Schauspielhaus Bochum he is responsible for the music of Karin Henkel's production of Stories from the Viennese Forest in the 2019/2020 season.

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