Dania Hohmann

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Dania Hohmann (born 17 October 1974 in Hagen) is a German theatre director.[1]

Life and work

Hohmann grew up in Plettenberg. From 1996 she gained her first experience in the theatre, including as an extra at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus under Karin Beier. From 1998 to 2001 she completed her acting training in Hamburg. From 2001 onwards, freelance theatre and film projects followed, including a Faust adaptation. From 2004 to 2009 she was assistant director at the St. Pauli Theater in Hamburg.

As a director, she has worked at the St. Pauli Theater[2] as well as at the Imperial Theater in Hamburg, at the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen[3] and at the Theater unterm Dach in Berlin.[4] In addition, she has been working regularly since 2007 with pupils of the Stadtteilschule Am Hafen, St.Pauli location in cooperation with the St.Pauli Theater, where the performances take place.

Hohmann has been married to director Ulrich Waller since 2009 and lives in Hamburg and in Italy.[5]

Theatre productions

  • 2004: Kälteidiotie, staged song recital, Imperial Theater, Hamburg[6]
  • 2006: Sisters – wonderfully unapproachable, scenic song recital, Politbüro Hamburg/Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen
  • 2008: The game is over by Jean-Paul Sartre, Theater am Holstenwall, Hamburg
  • 2009: Gilgi, one of us by Irmgard Keun, premiere, St.Pauli Theater, Renaissance Theater Berlin, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen
  • 2010: A Miss is sold – The story of Agnes and Anna Pollinger, after Ödön von Horvath, St.Pauli Theater
  • 2011: Hinterm Horizont, the Udo Lindenberg musical, Theater am Potsdamer Platz (co-artistic director)
  • 2011: Monster Ballad by Ulrich Zaum, premiere, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen/St.Pauli Theater
  • 2012: Hundert Jahre in 100 Minuten – eine Axel Springer-Revue, Berlin (co-artistic director)
  • 2013: 36 Hours after Ödön von Horvath, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen/St.Pauli-Theater
  • 2014 Irgendwo angespült, staged song recital, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen
  • 2014: Albicocche rosse – Blutige Aprikosen, German-Italian theatre project on the 70th anniversary of a massacre of German soldiers in an Italian village, (co-directed with Matteo Marsan, Ulrich Waller) Teatro Vittorio Alfieri Castelnuovo Berardenga/St.Pauli Theater
  • 2015: Bonjour Tristesse, based on the novel by Françoise Sagan, premiere, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen/St.Pauli Theater, Renaissance Theater Berlin[7]
  • 2016: Amara terra mia – My bitter land, German-Italian theatre project about the Italian migrants in D, the “guest workers”, (co-directed with M.Marsan, U.Waller) Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen/Teatro Vittorio Alfieri Castelnuovo Berardenga/Theatre de la Ville, Luxemburg/St.Pauli Theater
  • 2017: Sehnsuchtsmädchen – auf den Spuren von Jean Seberg, UA Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen/Theatre de la Ville, Luxemburg/ St.Pauli Theater
  • 2018: La grande gelata – The big frost, second German-Italian theatre project about Italian migrants in Germany, (co-directed with M.Marsan and U.Waller), Teatro Vittorio Alfieri Castelnuovo Berardenga/St.Pauli Theater
  • 2019: Unterm Teppich, project by Ilona Schulz and Dania Hohmann, premiere Theater unterm Dach, Berlin
  • 2020: Cabaret, musical by Kander and Ebb, Hansa-Theater Hamburg, (co-director)

Film projects

  • 2002 The Seagull short film after Anton Chekhov (with Manja Kuhl)
  • 2020 Amara terra mia – My bitter country – the story of the Italian “guest workers”. (directed together with Eduard Erne and Ulrich Waller) NDR/arte, 66/82 min

Individual references

  1. Dania Hohmann.Körber Foundation, retrieved 27 June 2020.
  2. St. Pauli Theater:Gilgi.Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  3. Ruhrfestspiele: A Fraulein is Sold.Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  4. Under the Carpet | Georg & Paul.Retrieved 21 January 2020 (German).
  5. Hamburger Abendblatt – Hamburg:Here Ulrich Waller and Dania Hohmann say “I do”.17 December 2009, retrieved 21 January 2020 (German).
  6. Paul Barz: Soul striptease in the freezer. 17 September 2004 ( [accessed 21 January 2020]).
  7. Monika Nellissen: Lust and jealousy on a small flame. 14.November 2015 ( [accessed 21 January 2020]).