Alexander Riemenschneider, born in 1981, studied German Literature, Music and Media in Bonn. During his studies he worked as a musician in bands and for Theater Bonn, where he also worked as an assistant director. In May 2009 he completed his directing studies at the Theaterakadamie Hamburg with a production of Caligula by Albert Camus at Kampfnagel in Hamburg, and went on to work at the Junge Schauspielhaus Hamburg, in Potsdam, Göttingen and Bonn. His adaptation of the novel Der Schaum der Tage (Froth on the Daydream) by Boris Vian, which premiered at the St. Pauli Theater in Hamburg, was invited to several European festivals. At the Deutsches Theater Berlin, Alexander Riemenschneider directed the play süßer vogel undsoweiter (sweet bird andsoforth) by Laura Naumann for a "Lange Nacht der Autoren" (Long Night of Playwrights) workshop production during the Autorentheatertage Berlin 2010. In 2017 he directed Das Mädchen mit dem Fingerhut by Michael Köhlmeier, a co-production with the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen. His current work Fabian. The story of a moralist after Erich Kästner will celebrate its premiere in February 2019.