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Ingeborg von Zadow was born in Berlin and brought up in Germany, the USA and Belgium. She has been writing plays since her childhood. She studied in Gießen and holds a Master of Arts degree in Theater from the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA. She has worked as Assistant Director on many opera and play poductions. With the support of the Goethe Institute she has traveled to Australia, England, Greece, Croatia, Poland, Sri Lanka and the USA.

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. In addition to writing plays, Ingeborg von Zadow also writes librettos for opera and german dialogue books for englishspeaking television formats.

Ingeborg von Zadow lives in Heidelberg, Germany, and is represented by Verlag der Autoren, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.

Portrait (German)




2023-25 | German representative of Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe - New Voices


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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