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Ingeborg von Zadow was born in Berlin and spent her childhood in Germany, the USA and Belgium. She has been writing plays since her childhood. She studied »Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft« in Gießen and holds a Master of Arts degree Theater from the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA. She worked as Assistant Director on various operas and plays. With the support of the Goethe Institute, she traveled to Australia, England, Greece, Croatia, Poland, Sri Lanka and the USA. Ingeborg von Zadow lives in Heidelberg, Germany.

Since her debut as a playwright with ME AND YOU there have been over a hundred professional productions of Ingeborg von Zadow´s plays on german and international stages. Her works have been translated into twelve different languages.

Ingeborg von Zadow is represented through Verlag der Autoren, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.




2021 | Projectgrant of Baden-Württemberg for new Operalibretto
          Grant of the VG Wort


2019 | Guest of Honour at the 28. Playwrights Conference in Obrzycko, Poland


2016 | Nominated for German Children´s Theater Prize with „House of Great Surprise"

2016 | Guest of Honour at Colombo International Theater Festival Sri Lanka


2014 | Long-listed for German Children´s Theater Prize with "Go Now Go"


2014 | International Playwright Observer at the Festival "New Visions, New Voices"
           Kennedy Center Washington D.C., USA


2012 | Long-listed for German Children´s Theater Prize with "Outside the House"


2011 | Nominated for Mülheimer Children´s Plays Prize with "Just the Way We Are"


2009 | "Nah dran!" Grant for New Children´s Plays
           Children´s and Youth Theater Center Germany and German Literature Fund


2001 | Brothers-Grimm-Prize of the Federal State of Berlin


2001 | One-Year-Scholarship of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg


1993/94 | Fulbright-Scholarship for MA at SUNY Binghamton, New York, USA


1991/93 | Grants for Wolfenbüttler Workshops for Children- and Youth Theater

                 Children´s and Youth Theater Center Germany


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