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 from 2009 to 2011, and has worked as a dramaturg here since the beginning of the 2011/12 season.
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