Sasha Marianna Salzmann studied dramatic writing in Berlin, and has been honored with both the Kleist prize for young playwrights and the audience prize at the Mülheimer Theater Days. Author in residence at the Gorki since the beginning of this season, she also directed Studio Я
Salzmann's debut novel Außer sich
was shortlisted for the 2017 German Book Prize and was awarded the Mara Cassens Prize and the Jürgen Ponto Prize; it has been translated into 15 languages.
Salzmann is co-founder of the New Institute for Dramatic Writing (NIDS). Sivan Ben Yishai's text Oder: Du verdienst deinen Krieg
(Eight Soldiers Moonsick) was written as part of the literary workshop Krieg im Frieden
(War in Peace), which she*he co-initiated in 2017. After Die Geschichte vom Leben und Sterben des neuen Juppi Ja Jey Juden
, this is the second text by Ben Yishai that Salzmann premiered at the Gorki Theater.