Anne Lenk, born in 1978, studied applied theatre sciences in Gießen before switching to the Otto-Falckenberg-School to study directing. After graduating, she became a house director in Augsburg, where she staged Lessing's Minna von Barnhelm, Maria Magdalena von Hebbel and Hans Fallada's Kleiner Mann, was jetzt? among others. Further stations were Lübeck, Bochum, Aachen and Osnabrück, and most recently regularly the Residenztheater Munich and Thalia Theater Hamburg. With her world premiere of Franz Xaver Kroetz' Du hast gewackelt. Requiem für ein liebes Kind, she was invited to the Mülheimer Theatertage 2013. Räuberhände (World Premiere) after Finn-Ole Heinrich was invited to the festival Augenblick mal in Berlin in 2013. Her world premiere of Nis-Momme Stockmann's Phosphoros was shown at the Autorentheatertage at the Deutsches Theater in 2014. Teaching positions have taken her to the Vienna Conservatory and the Berlin University of the Arts. At the Deutsches Theater she staged Hiob by Joseph Roth in the 2015/16 season, The Feast by Thomas Vinterberg and Mogens Rukov by Roland Schimmelpfennig in the 2016/17 season. Her production Der Menschenfeind by Molière, which premiered at the Deutsches Theater in March 2019, received an invitation to the 2020 Theatertreffen and the Friedrich Luft Prize 2020. Mary Stuart, which premiered in October 2020 received an invitation to the 2021 Theatertreffen.