Björn Bicker (Germany)
Björn Bicker, who was born in 1972 and has sometimes written plays under the pseudonym Polle Wilbert, read literature, philosophy and general rhetoric at Tübingen and Vienna. From 1999 to 2001, he worked as assistant dramaturge and dramaturge at the Burgtheater in Vienna, and from 2001 to 2009, he was a dramaturge under Frank Baumbauer at the Munich Kammerspiele. There, together with Peter Kastenmüller and Michael Graessner, he invented, developed and managed the urban projects Bunnyhill (2003–2006) and Illegal (2007–2008). Bicker was commissioned by the Staatstheater in Hanover to contribute to the extensive research project Trollmanns Kampf – Mer Zikrales. That was followed by the German-Turkish theatre project Cabinet at the Theater Freiburg in cooperation with Peter Kastenmüller and Michael Graessner. During the 2012/13 season, Bicker has been commissioned by the Munich Kammerspiele to carry out research and write. His text Urban Prayers is to be staged by Johan Simons in summer 2013 as part of a major urban project. Björn Bicker also works as a lecturer for dramaturgy, theatre history and scenic writing at the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich.
Deportation Cast will be performed as a rehearsed reading at Theater Café Festival Oslo 2014 by the acting students at Nordic Black Xpress, directed by Øystein Ulsberg Brager from Oslo International Theatre. The performance will be in Norwegian and subtitled in English.
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.