Carsten Kochan

Born in 1973 in Essen, Carsten Kochan gained experience on the independent theatre scene, followed by permanent engagements at the Bielefeld Theatre (2004 to 2005) and the Hans Otto Theatre in Potsdam (2005 to 2009), after which he was active as freelance actor and director. He has directed at the Hans Otto Theatre in Potsdam, the State Theatre Meiningen, Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, Theater Rudolstadt, Landestheater Innsbruck, amongst others, and also worked with Uwe Eric Laufenberg as Staff Director at the Winteroper Potsdam, Cologne Opera and at the Bregenz Festival. Between 2012 and 2014 he was Deputy Artistic Director, Stage Director and Head Dramaturg of the Landestheater in Eisenach. He has been the Director of the State Theatre of Wiesbaden's Youth division (JUST) since the start of the 2014/2015 season, and directs youth productions, opera and drama.