Renate Aichinger

Salzburg, Austria


Born 1976 in Salzburg. She works and lives as a director and writer/poetess in Vienna.

Renate Aichinger studied Dramatics and Art History (Thesis on „Die Schwärmer“ by Robert Musil). Invitations to „Texte 3“  in Luxembourg 2002, “Retzhofer Dramapreis” 2003, and

„Memminger Autorenpreis 2007“

2013 she followed the invitation for a scholarship to Villa Decius in Krakow and also attended the “European Poetical Tournament” 2013 (her contribution was the „winning poem“ from Austria). 2014 she received the “Rauriser Förderpreis” and took part at “TEN DAYS – POETISCHE ORTE”, as an Artist in Residence at Gersdorf/St. Johann. 2015 she became

„Stadtschreiber“ (Writer in Residence) in Schwaz/Tyrol and also was nominated for the VERSOPOLIS project by Literaturhaus NÖ (Invitation to Felix Poetry Festival, Belgium).

Published books: „wundstill“ (2012), „WELT.ALL.TAG“ (2014) – both edition laurin,

„endeln“ (2016)  at „Neue Lyrik aus Österreich“ (Berger Verlag).

Beside her literary work Renate Aichinger works also as a director and playwright (including Junge Burg Wien, Junges Schauspielhaus Zürich, Stadttheater Gießen, ARGEkultur Salzburg and Vorarlberger Landestheater).

2012 she became head of the participatory project „Bürgertheater“ at Landestheater Niederösterreich (including GLANZSTOFF by Felix Mitterer, awarded 2015 with the NESTROY SPEZIALPREIS by the jury).

Since 2016 she is head of the department OFFENE BURG at the Burgtheater Wien.

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