Thomas Köck (AT)


Thomas Köck, born in 1986 in Steyr in Upper Austria, works as an author, theatre maker and musician. He studied philosophy and literary theory at the University of Vienna and the Free University of Berlin, as well as scenic writing at the Berlin University of the Arts and the German Literature Institute in Leipzig. He worked, among other things, as an assistant director and performer at the Viennese company theatercombinat, as an editor at the Swiss publishing house Diaphanes, published in literary journals and showed his first works in disused cinemas, at the Viennese Schikaneder and at the 100 Grad Festival. In 2015, Köck was an in-house author at the National Theater Mannheim. Together with other authors, he blogged at against the right. With his debut drama beyond fukuyama, Thomas Köck won the Osnabrück Dramatist Award in 2013. In 2014 he received the Else-Lasker-Schüler-Dramatikerpreis for his second play Isabelle H. (geopfert wird immer). It premiered at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern in fall 2015, and in 2017 the play was brought to the stage of the Thalia in der Gauß, directed by Franziska Autzen. He has received several awards for his theatre texts, including the prestigious Kleist Prize in 2016, the Text & Language Literature Prize of the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft in 2018, and the Mülheim Playwriting Prize in 2018 and 2019. The critics of the magazine theater heute named Köck, together with Enis Maci, Young Playwright of the Year 2018. In the same year, Thomas Köck was nominated, together with Elsa-Sophie Jach, for the Austrian Nestroy Theater Prize in the category Best Director for die zukunft reicht uns nicht (klagt, kinder, klagt!) (Schauspielhaus Wien). In November 2018, Köck staged his text dritte republik together with Jach for the stage of the Thalia in der Gauß.


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