Stefan Pucher, born in Gießen in 1965, studied
theater and American studies in Frankfurt. Starting in the mid-90s he dedicated
himself to the interaction of video art, music samples and literary material in
various performance projects. He regularly staged productions at the Theater am
Turm (TAT) in Frankfurt. In 1999 he staged Anton Chekhov’s “Der Kirschgarten”
at the Theater Basel, his first implementation of a classical theater text.
From 2000 to 2004 he was in-house director at the Schauspielhaus Zürich. His
three stagings there “Drei Schwestern” by Anton Chekhov, “Richard III” by
William Shakespeare and “Homo Faber” by Max Frisch as well as his production of
“Othello” by William Shakespeare at the Deutsche Schauspielhaus Hamburg were
invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen. In 2005 he was elected “Director of the
Year” in the critics’ survey of “Theater heute” magazine.
At the Münchner Kammerspiele he directed “Mourning becomes Electra” by Eugene O’Neill for the first time during the 2006/07 season. In 2012 he was responsible for the staging of “Satansbraten” by Rainer Werner Fassbinder as well as in 2014 for “Die Zofen” by Jean Genet, which will be carried over to the program of the coming season. With his staging of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” the Kammerspiele were invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen 2008. Presently Stefan Pucher works at the Thalia Theater Hamburg, the Schauspielhaus Zürich, the Deutsche Theater Berlin, and others.
In the 2015/16 season Stefan Pucher produced “América”, an adaptation of the novel by T.C. Boyle at the Münchner Kammerspiele.