Jorinde Dröse was born in Hanau in 1976. After several stints as an assistant director, she studied dramaturgy at the Bavarian Theatre Academy in Munich and theatre directing at the University of Hamburg’s Institute of Theatre, Musical Theatre and Film. Initially she worked as an assistant director at Schauspiel Frankfurt, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, and Theater Basel. In 2002 she staged Andri Beyeler’s The killer in me is the killer in you my love at the Thalia Theater Hamburg, as part of the Autorentheatertage playwrights’ festival there. At the Thalia she also directed the German premiere of Lukas Bärfuss’ The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents, Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In between times, she staged Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Marieluise Fleißer’s Purgatory in Ingolstadt at Munich’s Volkstheater, and Goethe’s Urfaust at Schauspiel Frankfurt. In 2007 Dröse directed Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s play INVASION! as part of the Young Playwrights’ Weekend at Munich’s Kammerspiele. Her production of Theodor Storm’s The Rider on the White Horse premiered at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg in 2008. Her production of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck -- featuring a concept by Robert Wilson and music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan – marks her Deutsches Theater debut.