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Marius von Mayenburg

MARIUS VON MAYENBURG   (1972 - )

Nationality:   German    Email:   n/a   Website:   n/a

Literary Agent:  Antje Oegel International  

Marius von Mayenburg studied mediaeval literature in Munich and Berlin, and playwriting at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 1998 he began a collaboration with Thomas Ostermeier at the Baracke at Deutsches Theater in Berlin and, from 1999, at Schaubuhne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin. He was awarded the Kleist Prize for young dramatists for his first play Fireface (1997) and the Frankfurt Writer s Foundation Prize (1998). His plays have been translated into over thirty languages and performed both in Germany and abroad. Since 2009 Marius von Mayenburg has directed several plays in Berlin and Munich. Alongside his activities as playwright, dramaturg and director, Mayenburg has translated plays by Sarah Kane, Martin Crimp and William Shakespeare.

Adaptation / Translations of Plays by Marius von Mayenburg

MAJA ZADE  

Cold Child, The

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Genre:

Translation

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Notes:

Original Playwright - Marius Von Mayenburg from "Das Kalte Kind"

Synopsis:

Werner and Silke relationship has soured. The only way that Lena can cope with her parents is to get drunk. Tine finds love in the women's toilets.

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Dog, The Night and The Knife, The

1st Produced:

Schaubuhne Lehniner Platz, Berlin

25 May 2008

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1st Published:

in Mayenburg: Three Plays Oberon Books (2015) >>>

ISBN/ASIN:

978-1783199433

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Genre:

translation

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Male

1

Female

1

Parts other:

with doubling

Notes:

Original Playwright - Marius Von Mayenburg

Dog, The Night and The Knife, The

A nightmarish flight through a city, in which all men and women have striking similarities: policeman and doctor, criminal and lawyer, patient and nurse. And all of them are after M. Just as the night seems done, and dawn is coming, M faces the irrevocable choice between dangerous love with a zombie, and the lonely hunt with a dog.

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Eldorado

1st Produced:

Schaubuhne Lehniner Platz, Berlin

11 Dec 2004

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

in Mayenburg: Three Plays Oberon Books (2015) >>>

ISBN/ASIN:

978-1783199433

Music:

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#38699

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Genre:

Translation

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3

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Original Playwright - Marius Von Mayenburg. UK premiere: Arcola, London 26 May 2014

Eldorado

Antons got it made: dream house, artistic wife, baby on the way. And, as the smoke rises from another city saved by coalition bombs, theres a fortune to be made rebuilding the wreckage. So whats he doing forging his bosss signature? And why has his wife crushed her hands under the piano lid? Painfully funny scenes of married bliss in meltdown and the insistent presence, on their screens and in their dreams, of the West's far-flung and half-forgotten wars  Eldorado asks what happens when the drive for success carries us past our coping point.

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Fireface

1st Produced:

Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London >>>

2000

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

Methuen Drama, London

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Music:

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

3

Female

2

Parts other:

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Notes:

Original Playwright - Marius Von Mayenburg

Synopsis:

Marius von Mayenburg's incendiary piece of stage poetry about incest and murder is like Fassbinder doing Ian McEwan's Cement Garden. It features a nuclear fainily disintegrating for no particularly good reason. Mum and Dad are perfectly cool, even if Dad spends too much time quoting atrocities from the daily paper and even If Mum insists on washing herself Inunodestly in front of the children - and it's the children that this play is all about. Olga is desperate to fill out her boob tube and not so much lose as destroy her virginity. Little brother Kurt, meanwhile, fmds puberty rudely reversing his desire to return to the womb. Olga's response is to fool around with Kurt and get her hands on the first available bloke, Paul. Paul Is a football-shirted youth with a motorbike who warns that he is also a decent, sensitive soul. But Kurt is a slower burning fuse and, like any good, seif-disrespecting teenager, he turns his rising hormonal rage into dangerous, customised nihilism.

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Martyr

1st Produced:

Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, More London, Southwark, London SE1 2HZ >>>

15 Sep 2015

Organisations:

Unicorn / Actors Touring Company

1st Published:

Oberon Books (2015) >>>

ISBN/ASIN:

978-1783199709

Music:

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

5

Female

3

Parts other:

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Notes:

Original Playwright - Marius Von Mayenburg

Martyr

How far will you go for what you believe? Benjamin won't do swimming at school. His mother thinks it's drugs or he's got body issues. But Benjamin has found God and mixed-sex swimming lessons offend him. Fundamentalism and tolerance clash in this funny, provocative play by leading German playwright, Marius von Mayenburg. Martyr considers how far we should go in accommodating another's faith, and when we should take a stand for our own opposing beliefs

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Perplex

1st Produced:

Sydney Theatre Company's Wharf 1 Theatre, Australia

31 Mar 2014

Organisations:

n/a

1st Published:

in Mayenburg: Three Plays Oberon Books (2015) >>>

ISBN/ASIN:

978-1783199433

Music:

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

2

Female

2

Parts other:

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Notes:

Original Playwright - Marius Von Mayenburg. In german: Schaubuhne Lehniner Platz, Berlin, 20 Nov 2010

Perplex

Taking inspiration from Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author, as well as the pens of Stoppard, Nietzsche and Beckett, influential writer Marius von Mayenburg has created a fast-paced and very funny piece of contemporary absurdism. The four actors play musical chairs with their characters in an astonishing tumble of scenes. Their characters are patchwork individuals, groping for assurance and security in a constantly disintegrating reality, while slipping on the metaphysical banana peels von Mayenburg throws in their path. A comedy about the capriciousness of reality, ones own identity, and the theatre itself.

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Stone, The

1st Produced:

Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London, EUR >>>

2009

Organisations:

International Playwrights: A Genesis Project

1st Published:

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

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1

Female

5

Parts other:

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Original Playwright - Marius Von Mayenburg

Synopsis:

"This is our house underneath all this mildew and junk. I know every stone."
1934: A young couple buys the house from a Jewish family, and so the myth begins
1953: The couple's daughter discovers the stone
1973: The family returns to claim what's rightfully theirs
1993: The house is back in their possession
As a house passes from owner to owner, and from generation to generation, the secrets buried in the garden and seeping from the walls reveal themselves. Examines the reverberations created by 60 years of German history.

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Ugly One, The

1st Produced:

Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London >>>

2007

Organisations:

International Playwrights: A Genesis Project

1st Published:

Methuen Drama, London

ISBN/ASIN:

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Music:

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Genre:

Translation

Parts:

Male

3

Female

1

Parts other:

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Notes:

Original Playwright - Marius Von Mayenburg

Synopsis:

Lette thought he was normal. When the extent of his ugliness is revealed he turns to a plastic surgeon for help. But after the bandages come off, Lette soon learns that there is such a thing as too beautiful. The Ugly One is a scalpel sharp comedy on beauty, identity and getting ahead in life

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