Ersan Mondtag was born in Berlin in 1987 and works as a director between the disciplines of theatre and music, performance and installation. In 2012 he founded the KAPITÆL ZWEI KOLEKTIF in Munich and collectively developed duration performances, experimental party forms and interdisciplinary works for the theatre. For the Pinakothek der Moderne museum’s temporary pavilion he created KONKORDIA, a nine-day duration performance, together with Olga Bach. His productions at theatres in Frankfurt and Kassel have been invited to the radikal jung and Berlin Theatertreffen festivals, among others. The journal THEATER HEUTE crowned Mondtag 2016's »young director of the year«, as well as »set and costume designer of the year«. In Studio Я he created EIN REQUIEM DEUTSCHER GERICHTSSPRACHEN within the framework of the »New Voices« format. He also directed ÖDIPUS UND ANTIGONE and SALOME at the Maxim Gorki Theatre. His production of Sibylle Berg's Hass-Triptychon - Wege aus der Krise was first shown at the Wiener Festwochen and celebrates its premiere at Gorki in the 2019/20 season.