Paul Plamper


Born 1972 in Ulm, author, theater and radio play director.

He has directed plays at the Berliner Ensemble, the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and the Stadttheater Istanbul, among others.

Since 1999 he has worked mainly for WDR as a radio playwright. For his works he received, among others, the Prix Europa in 2011 and 2002 for Tacet and Top Hit leicht gemacht, in 2009 the Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden for Ruhe 1, in 2010 the Robert Geisendörfer Prize for Der Assistent and in 2012/13 the Deutscher Hörbuchpreis and the Deutscher Hörspielpreis der ARD for Der Kauf.

Since 2005, Plamper has been developing works in urban space, such as The Acoustic Kleist Monument at Kleiner Wannsee (since 2011), as well as audio installations that have been shown at Museum Ludwig Cologne (2009), ZKM Karlsruhe (2010), Kammerspiele and Residenztheater Munich (2014), among others.

Most recently, Die Schlange was created at n.b.k. Berlin, as well as the Fremde & Geister trilogy: Future Dealers at Museumsquartier Vienna (2016), Dienstbare Geister at Ruhrtriennale (WDR / BR / DLFKULTUR / MDR 2017) and Der Absprung (WDR, Schloss und Kulturbetrieb Altenburg, DLF Kultur and BR 2018).