Andreas Kriegenburg, born in Magdeburg in 1963, completed a training as pattern maker and worked as joiner and technician at the Theater Magdeburg. In 1984 he became assistant director at the Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater in Zittau; in 1987 he assumed this position at the Kleist Theater in Frankfurt/Oder where he presented his first works as director. In 1991 he became in-house director at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin. Then in 1996 he moved to the Staatstheater Hannover after which he worked at the Burgtheater Wien from 1999 to 2001. From 2001 to 2009 Andreas Kriegenburg served as senior director at the Thalia Theater Hamburg; from the 2009/10 season to the 2013/14 season he was in-house director at the Deutsche Theater Berlin. He produces stagings in Munich, at the Schauspiel Frankfurt, the Staatsschauspiel Dresden, and others. Many of his productions have been invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen, most recently several plays staged at the Münchner Kammerspiele, including “Der Prozess” (TT 2009), as well as “Diebe” staged at the Deutsche Theater Berlin (TT 2010).
For his production “I hired a contract killer” by Aki Kaurismäki at the Staatstheater Hannover he was honored with the Bavarian Theater Award in 1997. In 2005 he received the 3sat Prize which is awarded within the framework of the Theatertreffen for “Die Nibelungen” as well as the Nestroy Theater Award for the best German production of the year 2005. In 2008 he was granted the Faust Theater Prize for his production “Das letzte Feuer” at the Thalia Theater Hamburg. In 2010 he was elected “Stage Designer of the Year” by “Theater heute” magazine.
At the Münchner Kammerspiele he staged “Franziska” by Frank Wedekind in 2012 as well as “Maria Stuart” by Friedrich Schiller in 2015.