Johanna Wehner

Photo: Bettina Hupfeld
Johanna Wehner was born in Bonn in 1981 and studied Philsophy and German language and literature in Bonn and at St. Andrews in Scotland. After her state examination she studied opera and theatre directing at the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding, completing her studies with the premiere of the award-winning "Kürzere Tage" at Staatstheater Stuttgart. This was followed by opera and dramatic productions in Munich, Heidelberg, Jena and Freiburg, amongst others. She was nominated by the journal "Theater heute" as best young director for her production of Schimmelpfennig's "Der goldene Drache" at Staatstheater Stuttgart and worn the German Theatre prize "Der Faust" in 2017 for her production of "Die Orestie" at Staatstheater Kassel. Johanna Wehner was a permanent member of the directing team at Schauspiel Frankfurt, where she directed works like "Die Geierwally" with Constanze Becker in the title role, "Macht nichts" by Elfriede Jelinek, as well as "Nachtasyl" by Maxim Gorki. She was senior director at Theater Konstanz from 2013 to 2017, directing works like "Das Geisterhaus" by Isabel Allende, "Der Vater" by Strindberg, "Faust 1" and "Faust 2" as well as "Wilhelm Tell". She made her directing debut at the Wiesbaden State theatre in 2015/16 with her production of "Die Kinder bleiben" by Alice Muno, followed by "Egmont!" and "Leben Gundlings" in 2016.2017, as well as the world premiere of the opera "Schönerland" in 2017/18. In 2018/19, she directed Schiller's play "Kabale und Liebe" and returns this season to bring a scenic realisation of Bach's "St Matthew Passion" to the stage.