Martin Zimmermann, born in 1990, did not study directing and came to the theatre via detours (abbreviated as D in the following). After his failed trombone studies (D1) he tried his luck with a teaching degree for primary schools (D2). Main focus: Music and psychology. Fascination for functional harmony, juxtaposition and counterpoint. Additional extension studies with German as a second language (D3). 14 semesters at University Augsburg = maximum duration of studies = successful 1st state examination! During the studies jobs as a musician in various breadless, but always contrasting constellations (D4). He gained formative experiences as a temporary cook (D5). In between first steps in the Augsburg cabaret scene (D6) as well as productions of his own texts. Cumulation in the Suppenkasparshow around Moritz Gruber in the old butcher's shop in Stephansgasse. Via D6 Martin Zimmermann finally ended up at the theatre, the public ones. Stops at the Staatstheater Augsburg, the RambaZamba-Theater Berlin and at the Volksbühne Berlin. Since the 19/20 season he has been assistant director at DT. Martin Zimmermann has already worked with many male directors and has the pleasure of assisting Nora Schlocker at the end of the 19/20 season.