Gerhild Steinbuch

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Why did you decide to take part in this project? What is your interest within the engagement with the „reading format“?

As a playwright I am not that much interested in the question of the sublimity and the true to detail realization of the text, but much more in the collective story-telling of varied experts: How can a text speak outside of its language-based limitation, how can it be translated interdisciplinary, how can it be sounded out, expanded on –and how such a body forms outside the body of its authors.


Gerhild Steinbuch (born in 1983 in Mödling, Austria) studied Creative Writing for the Stage in Graz and Dramaturgy in Berlin. In 2004, she took part in the Royal Court Theatre’s Summer School in London as well as the Werkstatttage workshop at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Gerhild Steinbuch writes prose and theatre plays and has received numerous grants and awards, among them the Reinhard-Priessnitz Award (2005). In 2005 she was nominated for the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Award. In 2007/2008 she was a resident at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, as well as a resident at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. In 2008/2009 she was artist in residence at Schauspielhaus Wien and in 2014 / 2015 at the Schauspiel Frankfurt. Gerhild Steinbuch teaches Drama in Vienna and Leipzig.