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Personal Details

For 20 years Lore Stefanek was an actress until it became possible for women to work as directors. She was one of the pioneers in German-speaking theatres, together with Andrea Breth and Inge Flimm. In addition to her work as actress and professor at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst »Ernst Busch« in Berlin, she directed more than 30 plays in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the U.S.

In production design she has collaborated with artists like Karl Kneidl, Kazuko Watanabe, Martin Kukulies, Magdalena Gut, Janina Audick, and Etienne Plus.

She has worked with the actors Caroline Peters, Therese Affolter, Pauline Knof, Barbara Schnitzler, Burghart Klaussner, Rolf Mautz, Michael Altmann, Hans Jochen Wagner. and Christa Berndl (Eysold Ring 1994 for her part as Fanny in Lore Stefaneks production „Stiefel und Socken“ at the Hamburger Schauspielhaus)

Lore Stefanek lives in Berlin and Vienna.

Productions | selection

2019 Antigone | Sophokles/Hölderlin | Stadttheater Klagenfurt
2017 Der Talisman | Johann Nestroy | Stadttheater Klagenfurt
2016 Heisenberg | Simon Stephens | Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf | German premiere
2015 Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald | Horvath | Stadttheater Klagenfurt
2013 Alpenkönig und Menschenfeind | Martin Sperr | Theater Bonn
2004 Endstation Sehnsucht | Tenessee Williams | Theater Oberhausen
2003 Minna von Barnhelm | Lessing | Theater Oberhausen
1999 Gerhart Hauptmann | Theater Oberhausen
1998 Der Stiefel und sein Socken | Herbert Achternbusch | Schauspielhaus Hamburg
1997 Der Theatermacher | Thomas Bernhard | Theater Oberhausen
1995 Der jüngste Tag | Horvath | Theater Oberhausen
Fegefeuer in Ingolstadt | Marieluise Fleisser | Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin
1993 Besuch der alten Dame | Friedrich Dürrenmatt | Nationaltheater Mannheim
1992 Kasimir und Karoline | Horvath | Schillertheater Berlin
1991 Die Schutzflehenden | Aischylos | Staatstheater Darmstadt
Carmen Kittel | Georg Seidel | Theater Atlanta USA | Commissioned by the Goethe-Institut
1990 Miss Sara Sampson | Lessing | Staatstheater Darmstadt
1989 Tanzmarie | Gerlind Reinshagen | Staastheater Darmstadt | World premiere
Mein Herbert - Weg | Herbert Achternbusch | Schillertheater Berlin
1988 Antigone | Sophokles/Hölderlin | Theater Freiburg
1987 Der Pelikan | August Strindberg | Freie Volksbühne Berlin
1986 Topgirls | Cheryl Churchill | Theater Dortmund
Nachtasyl | Maxim Gorki | Theater Freiburg
1985 Die Rassen | Ferdinand Bruckner | Theater Freiburg
Don Juan kommt aus dem Krieg | Ödön von Horvath | Konservatorium Bern
1984 Krankheit der Jugend | Ferdinand Bruckner | Theater Freiburg
1979 Die Zofen | Jean Genet | Schauspiel Frankfurt | Double direction with G. Jacobi