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Jan Bosse
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Jan Bosse

Born in Stuttgart in 1969, Jan Bosse studied Theatre Studies, German and the History of Art at the University of Erlangen and from 1993 he studied Directing at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts. He lives in Berlin and has been Director in Residence at the Maxim Gorki Theatre there from 2007 - 2013. He also regularly stages plays at the Burgtheater in Vienna, at the Schauspielhaus in Zurich, at the schauspielfrankfurt and at the Schauspiel in Cologne. His productions ‘Viel Lärm um nichts’ at the Vienna Burgtheater (2007), ‘Die Leiden des jungen Werthers’ (2007) at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin, ‘Hamlet’ (2008) at the Zurich Schauspielhaus and 'Die Welt im Rücken' (2017) based on the novel by Thomas Melle at Vienna Burgtheater were all invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen. 

At Thalia, Jan Bosse staged, among others, Ibsen's „Peer Gynt“ (2009), William Shakespeare's „Was ihr wollt“ (2010), Tschechow's „Platonow“ (2012), Ibsen's „Hedda Gabler“ (2013), „Imperium“ (2015) after the novel by Christian Kracht and Dostojewskij's „Der Spieler“ (2016).

Through his pieces he develops an anarchic enthusiasm and often makes the audience active participants in his productions. In his most recent production 'Frankenstein / Homo Deus' (2018) he sends the audience on a journey through space and time and various locations of the Thalia Theater.