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Johann Reißer

Johann Reißer is an author and theatre maker. After studying literature and philosophy, he wrote a doctoral thesis on archaeology and sampling in German poetry after 1960.

He publishes poetry, prose and intermedia works and presents them at performative readings. Since 2009 he has been leading various theatre and performance groups. Performances of his own plays have taken place on stages and at festivals in Germany, Austria, England and Scotland, most recently DER ERNSTFALL.

In 2010 he was awarded the Jury Prize at the 100 Degrees Theatre Festival Berlin for his own play. Residency grants brought him to Regensburg (2013), the Alfred Döblin House (2014), Rottweil (2014/15), Pfaffenhofen (2016) and Esslingen (2016/17). In 2018, he received the Berlin Senate Scholarship for his novel project “Pulver” (Powder).

Reißer has been leading writing workshops since 2014, with a focus on poetry workshops.