Leonie Böhm

Leonie Böhm was born in Stuttgart in 1982. Holding degrees in three disciplines, she has a versatile set of skills and knowledge. She initially studied to be a secondary school teacher with a focus on art and German and trained as an arts educator with Carmen Mörsch and Ulrich Schötker at documenta 7. In 2011, she finished her arts degree at the Kunsthochschule Kassel as a Meisterschülerin with Urs Lüthi. In the same year she began a theatre direction degree programme at the Theaterakademie of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. Her productions created while she was a student, Bittere Tränen (Bitter Tears, 2014) and Kasimir und Karoline (2015), were featured at numerous theatres. Today she works as a director, performer and visual artist. Nathan die Weise (2016) was one of her first productions to garner an invitation to the Radikal Jung festival in Munich for young theatre artists. For Die Räuberinnen (The Robber Women, 2019) at the Münchner Kammerspiele, Böhm adapted Schiller’s classic text, Die Räuber (The Robbers, 1782) by condensing the original text to four women characters. Loosely based on Euripides’ tragedy, her Medea* (2020) staging with Maja Beckmann in the title role celebrated its premiere at the Schauspielhaus Zürich and was invited to the Theatertreffen 2021. With her new production, NOORRRRAAAAAAAA (2021) based on Henrik Ibsen‘s A Doll’s House (1879) Leonie Böhm takes a classic text of emancipation one step further and makes her Gorki debut.