Born in Berlin in 1987, Rico Wagner worked most recently as an assistant director at the Gorki Theatre. During his time at the Gorki he assisted, among others, Sebastian Nübling, Nurkan Erpulat, Hans-Werner Krösinger, Falk Richter and Christian Weise. Before that he worked on productions at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden with David Marton and Jessica Glause, as well as at the Deutsches Theater Berlin with Robert Borgmann, Martin Klöpfer and Monika Gintersdorfer. He recently directed, among others, Aber mit Vergnügen! (But with pleasure!) and Secondhand Zeit (Second-hand Time) in Studio Я, as well as various projects alongside the venues listed above.