Drama Director & Head Dramaturg
Born in Cologne in 1966, Andrea Vilter studied Literature and Theatre Studies in Mainz and Berlin, during which time she performed a variety of functions at theatres such as the Hebbel-Theater Berlin, Schauspiel Bonn and Kleist Theater Frankfurt/Oder. She gained experience in the independent theatre scene at the Studiobühne FU Berlin, which she also led for many years. In 1999 she received a year-long scholarship to the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart where, amongst other things, she headed the international theatre festival on the occasion of the Academy’s 10 year anniversary, in conjunction with the State Theatre of Stuttgart. In 2001 Hans Joachim Ruckhäberle brought her into the Bayerische Staatsschauspiel under Dieter Dorn, where she worked until 2008 with directors such as Tina Lanik, Franz Xaver Kroetz, Amelié Niermeier, Uwe Eric Laufenberg and Jan Philipp Gloger. She was a member of the jury at the “Stückemarkt” of the 2006 Berliner Theatertreffen (Berlin Theatre Meeting) alongside Lukas Bärfuß and David Bösch, panel member of the Writers’ Award in 2007 and worked as dramaturg at Stückemarkt on many occasions. In 2003 she accepted a lectureship at the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule in Munich, and has since regularly taught students of drama and direction, most recently in conjunction with Katrin Brack’s stage design classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. From 2008 she also worked as lecturer and dramaturg at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and held a guest professorship at the art college Berlin-Weißensee from 2012 to 2014. She has also been active as freelance dramaturg in recent years, amongst others at Vienna’s Burgtheater, where she worked with directors Stefan Bachmann (“Winterreise“ by Elfriede Jelinek, 2011 Nestroy Prize) and Luc Bondy (Molière‘s “Tartuffe”, in collaboration with the Vienna Festival). Andrea Vilter has been Drama Director and Head Dramaturg (Drama department) at the State Theatre of Wiesbaden since the start of the 2014/2015 season.