Producing Artistic Director
Daniel Brunet is a director, performer, producer and translator. Born in Syracuse, New York in 1979, he studied theater and film at Boston College. He moved to Berlin in 2001 with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship and began a career as a freelance theater maker. Brunet founded THE LAB at English Theatre Berlin during his 2003/2004 directing residency. He was the Associate Director/Associate Producer of German Theater Abroad in Berlin and New York from 2005 to 2008. His directorial work has been seen at venues including Forum Freies Theater, Düsseldorf, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Performance Space 122, New York. Recent work includes the 2013 documentary theater piece ECHTER BERLINER !!!! IHR NICHT FUCK YOU which Brunet directed, devised and performed in, the world premiere of the play Schwarz gemacht by Alexander Thomas in 2014, the bilingual performance Knick-Knack to the Future | Ruckzuck in die Zukunft, created with the artist collective copy & waste and invited to the 2015 steirischer herbst festival and the world premiere of Amy Evan’s play The Most Unsatisfied Town (April 2016). Brunet has received a Literature Fellowship in Translation from the National Endowment of the Arts, amongst other awards, for his translations of German plays by writers including Wolfram Lotz, Dea Loher, Falk Richter, Roland Schimmelpfennig and Heiner Müller. His translations and essays have been published in PEN America, The Mercurian, Asymptote, Theater, TheatreForum, Contemporary Theatre Review, alt.theatre and MiGAZIN. Brunet became Producing Artistic Director of English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center in 2012.