Ulrich Beck was born in 1981 in Stuttgart. After gaining practical experience at the Stuttgart State Theatre -- where he worked with Henning Bock, Martin Kušej, Sebastian Nübling and Hasko Weber – Beck studied dramaturgy at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig from 2005 to 2009. During his studies, Beck worked as an assistant dramaturg at Berlin’s Maxim Gorky Theatre, at the Deutsches Theater Berlin and at Vienna’s Burgtheater. He also served as a dramaturg on Alexander Riemenschneider's production of Kafka's story, In the Penal Colony at the Thalia Theater in der Gaußstrasse, Hamburg (in cooperation with the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre). Together with Petra Stuber, Beck edited the second volume of Theatre and the Nineteenth Century, published by Leipzig's Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music and Theatre. Ulrich Beck was an assistant dramaturg at the Deutsches Theater Berlin from 2009 to 2011. Since the beginning of season 2011/12, he has been working as guest dramaturg at the Deutsches Theater Berlin for productions such as ugly duckling, The Glass Menagerie or Death of a Salesman. From season 2019/20 on, Beck will be the Artistic Director of the State Theatre in Hannover.