Darja Stocker was born in Zurich in 1983 and her theatrical vocation became apparent at an early age. She penned her first novel when she was eleven, was active in many theatre groups and started writing dramatic texts in 1998. In 2000 Theater an der Sihl in Zurich became her base, she worked on several productions there, participated in writing workshops and had her first texts performed as staged readings. In 2002 she took part in the Interplay young dramatists’ festival at Pecs Hungary. That same year her work in progress for the stage Koma was performed at the Theater an der Sihl. In 2003 she worked as an assistant director and participated in the DramatikerInnentreffen festival of young dramatists at the Federal Academy of Cultural Education at Wolfenbüttel and attended the Dramenprozessor workshop programme for young writers at the Theater an der Winkelwiese in Zurich.
It was through the Dramenprozzessor workshop that Nachtblind was written, and it proved to be her breakthrough hit. The play won the writing award at the Heidelberger Stückmarkt and received high profile productions in Zurich and Hannover. Several years on Nachtblind has been played at theatres all over the German speaking world and has been translated into many different languages.
Philip Thorne, dramaturg for Oslo Internasjonale Teater
Oslo Internasjonale Teater presenterer Nattblind av Darja Stocker for første gang på norsk i en iscenesatt lesning på Dramatikkens Hus tirsdag 15. mars 2011 kl. 19.00.