Friederike Drews studied acting in Berlin from 2008 to 2012. After working in the independent scene, a traineeship at Künstlerhaus Lukas e.V. Ahrenshoop was followed in 2014 by an engagement as an actress at the Volkstheater Rostock (artistic director Sewan Latchinian). Here she worked with directors such as Sewan Latchinian, Martin Stefke, Jürgen Eick, Angelika Zacek and Beatrix Schwarzbach. In 2016 she staged here with the student youth club "Spieltrieb"
Manchmal hat die Liebe regiert und manchmal einfach niemand by Laura Naumann. Since 2019 until the end of Ulrich Khuon's directorship, Friederike Drews has been working as an assistant director at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, with Andres Veiel, Philipp Arnold, Anne Lenk, Andreas Kriegenburg, Jette Steckel, Armin Petras, Lilja Rupprecht, René Pollesch and Jossi Wieler, among others. In 2021 she developed a theatre one-take film with DT ensemble members Niklas Wetzel and Julia Windischbauer: Bremsspuren by Nicola Bremer was the first digital limited edition of the Deutsches Theater. At the Gerhart Hauptmann Theatre in Görlitz-Zittau she staged Der Kontrabass by Patrick Süsskind in 2022. Mein Leben in Aspik by Steven Uhly in a version by Friederike Drews premiered in the Box on 29 September 2022 and Anne-Marie die Schönheit by Yasmina Reza, also directed by Friederike Drews, premieres in Room 315 of the Deutsches Theater on 1 April 2023. In addition to her practical theatre work, Friederike Drews has been studying cultural and media management (Bachelor of Arts) at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg since 2019.