Name: Anna S. Langhoff
actual Projects: LESS documentary
Biography: Born in 1965 , is a writer, translator and director. 1986 awarded at Ingeborg Bachmann competition for the first collection of short stories ( ‘Herzschuss’, Ammann Verlag ) she publicated 1989 the poetry band (‘Vielliebchen’, Ammann Verlag) and worked from 1990 as dramaturg at the’ Schiller Theater in Berlin’ .
1992 publication of the first theater play ‘transit heimat / tables laid’ (performed in Germany, United States, Russia, France, London, Netherlands, Almaty…), from then on performances and publications in Germany and abroad. Langhoff received various scholarships and awards, such as inter alia for ‘Unsterblich & Reich’, the ‘Youth Theatre Prize Baden- Württemberg’, the radio play prize ‘Hörspielpreis Släbbész’, the ‘Grabbe Prize’ for her drama ‘Eisfelder/ Ice fields’ and the price of the ‘Emscher Drama’ for ‘Schauspieler/ actor’. 1990-1991 she was lecturer at the Drama School of the ‘Théâtre National de Bretagne’ in Rennes. 1992 – 1995 she was author and director at the ‘Berliner Ensemble’, associate dramaturge of Heiner Müller and member of the ‘author’s workshop’ led by Heiner Müller. 1994 she founded and directed the troupe ,volksTheater’ and wrote theater versions of various prose, as of ‘Simple Stories’ from Ingo Schulze for ‘Schauspielhaus Leipzig’. 1992-2007 she worked as a director at the ‘Volksbühne am Rosa Luxembourg Platz’ Berlin, the ‘Berliner Ensemble’, the ‘Deutsches Theater’ Berlin and in France, Portugal , Burkina Faso or Kazakhstan. Since 2007 she lives as a freelance author and sometimes works as a translator for plays and screenplays. Her prose and plays have been translated and performed in many languages and are represented by ‘henschel Schauspiel’ Verlag. Since 2008 she also works as director and writer for the theater CTB Companhia de Teatro de Braga in Portugal, where she is a permanent artistic consultant since 2011. 2013 she founded together with Alexey Shipenko and Stipe Erceg the film production company NONDUAL PRODUCTIONS that produced the documentary ‘SEMANA SANTA’, the film ‘Synchronized’ (starring Stipe Erceg), in 2014 the film ,Globo de Fogo‘ (starring A. Shipenko himself) and in 2015 the film ‘FIDELICHE‘.
Anna S. Langhoff has three sons and lives with her family in Berlin and India.
Awards: In 1987, the Prize of the Kärntner Industry at the Ingeborg Bachmann Competition in Klagenfurt, 1988, grant from the German Literature Fund, 1995 grant from the Munich Villa Waldberta, 1997 scholarship of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, 1999 scholarship of the Foundation Cultural Fund, Berlin , 2000 Baden-Württemberg Youth Theatre Prize, 2001 Christian Dietrich Grabbe-Prize and the Radioplay-Prize Släbbész, 2002 Prize of the Emscher Drama and 2004 writer in residence of the City Otterndorf, 2005 grant from Foundation Preußische Seehandlung .