Jörg Menke-Peitzmeyer (Germany)
Jörg Menke-Peitzmeyer was born in Anröchte, Westphalia, in 1966. From 1986 to 1990 he studied drama at the Folkwang University in Essen. Theatre engagements took him to Mainz, Gießen, to the Theater am Kurfürstendamm and the Schlossparktheater in Berlin, to Stendal and Coburg. From 1998 to 2002, he completed a second degree in dramatic writing at the German Literary Institute in Leipzig, for which his graduation piece was his monologue «Der Manndecker» (Man-to-Man Marker). The play was premiered while he was still a student and has now also been developed into a film script. Commissions for the Theater der Altmark Stendal, the Theater Freiberg, the Grips-Theater Berlin and the Schlosstheater Moers followed. He has been living in Berlin as a freelance writer and actor since 2006.
Getürkt (Norwegian title: Den tyrkiske Løven) by Jörg Menke-Peitzmeyer will be performed as a rehearsed reading by Oslo International Theatre at Theater Café Festival Oslo 2014. The performance will be in Norwegian and subtitled in English.
The play is presented in collaboration with Kinder- und jugendtheaterzentrum and with support from Goethe Institute.
Jörg Menke-Peitzmeyer is represented by Theaterverlag Hofmann-Paul.
Photo: Efe Nisantasi
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.