Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2000

Apr, May, Jun

Klaus Chatten | Stage Writer

Klaus Chatten © Karoline Bofinger
Klaus Chatten © Karoline Bofinger
born in Lennestadt/NRW

Klaus Chatten studied sports, Romance languages and economics in Berlin from 1982. From 1983-1984, he studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and from 1984-1985, acting, directing and writing at HB and the Actor's Studio in New York. He worked as an actor in Berlin, Hamburg and Moscow. Awards for his work include Theater heute.

Since 1993, Klaus Chatten has been focusing on writing. His plays have been premiered at the Deutschen Theater, Berlin; Maxim Gorki Theater, Theater am Kurfürstendamm; and the Gate Theatre, London. His most renowned screenplay is Stille Nacht, which was directed by Dani Levy and starred Jürgen Vogel, Maria Schrader and Ingrid Caven. From 2004-2006, he acted in the ensemble of the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin.

Chatten has worked as a director at: Kampnagelfabrik Hamburg and the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. In September 2009, he directed Noël Coward's Fallen Angels at the English Theatre, Berlin. Klaus Chatten has directed numerous Noël Coward-works to date and the works of two writers from New York, Israel Horovitz and Bobby Goldman, both of whom he translated for Gallissas Theaterverlag. Klaus Chatten currently lives in Berlin.