Hans-Werner Kroesinger was born in Bonn in 1962 and studied Drama, Theater and Media from 1983 until 1988 at the Institute for Applied Drama in Gießen with Andrzej Wirth and Hans-Thies Lehmann. During his studies he worked as Robert Wilson’s assistant and dramaturg for two years. He was involved in Wilson’s “Hamletmaschine” in New York, “Salome” in Mailand and “The Forest” in Berlin. In 1989 he became the artistic collaborator of Heiner Müller for the production “Hamlet/Hamletmaschine” at the Deutsche Theater Berlin. His own productions have been shown in numerous theatres and on many stages of the free scene since 1993. His works have been invited to renowned national and international festivals such as “Politik im freien Theater” (Hamburg 2003), “Cultura Nova” (Herleen 2008) or “Impulse” (NRW 2009). In 2007 he obtained the Brüder-Grimm-Preis des Landes Berlin for his youth play “Kindertransporte” at the Berliner Theater an der Parkaue. In 2012 he was a guest lecturer at the Ruhr University Bochum for Scenic Writing.