Malte C. Lachmann was born in Marburg, Germany, in 1989. He studied stage directing for theatre and opera at Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding and University of Music and Performing Arts Munich from 2008 until 2012. During his studies, he was a Cusanuswerk scholar, worked as assistant director at Salzburg Festival and Prinzregenten Theatre Munich and as assistant to conductor Michael Hofstetter. Additionally, he worked as director for various professional theatre, opera and musical productions in Munich. In 2012, he won the jury's award at Körber Studio Junge Regie and was named 'Best German Young Director'. In 2013, his project 'Toulouse Protocols' was invited to Radikal Jung Festival. And in 2019, his production of Bertolt Brecht's "Threepenny Opera" was nominated in the category of "Best Drama" by "Die Deutsche Bühne"-magazine. Beginning in the season of 2022/23, he will be artistic manager of the drama department at Lübeck Theatre.
After graduating, he worked amongst others for Semper Opera Dresden, Thalia Theatre Hamburg, Hanover State Theatre, Dresden State Theatre, Dusseldorf Theatre, Bochum Theatre, Bavarian Theatre Academy Munich, Karlsruhe State Theatre and National Theatre Timișoara, Aachen Theatre, Lübeck Theatre, Oldenburg State Theatre, Trier Theatre, Gießen Theatre, Tübingen County Theatre, Osnabrück Theatre, Hof Theatre and Theatre an der Rott.
His work focuses on contemporary dramas as well as project developments with a special interest in interdisciplinary concepts. He also works as a lecturer at Bonn University and at the Bavarian Theatre Academy in Munich, where he teaches acting for opera students and stage directing.
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