Daniel Grünauer, M.A. | dramatic advisor, director, producer
Daniel Grünauer was born 1982 in Weiden and grew up in a small village in the region of Upper Palatinate (Bavaria, Germany). After his graduation in 2002 he studied theater and history at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and German Literature and political sciences at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg and graduated 2010 with the title of Master of Arts. He also completed a one-year study abroad for the performing arts at the Université of Caen Basse-Normandie in France.
Daniel Grünauer has been on stage since he was seventeen years old. He served as stage director for the first time in 2005. From 2006 to 2012 he was permanent director and dramatic advisor at the outdoor theater festival Burgfestspiele Leuchtenberg, where he was also responsible for public relations since 2007. During his studies he founded the student theatre club in Würzburg and absolved an internship at the Mainfrankentheater Würzburg.
In 2010 he directed the european premiere of the Broadway musical XANADU. In the same year his first book EXPLOSION OF MEMORIES - Heiner Müller, a scientific book about the travels of the theater director and playwright Heiner Müller to America, was published. Since 2012 he has been a member of the International Heiner Müller association in Berlin.
From 2010 to 2012 Daniel Grünauer was engaged as a director, dramatic advisor and director of public relations at the newly founded Landestheater Oberpfalz (LTO) where now he sits on the advisory committee. In February 2013 the stage version of the successful novel PARADISO by Thomas Klupp saw the light in its world premiere at the LTO. In 2012 Daniel Grünauer was invited to join the staff at the Theatre Ulm as stage director and chief dramatic advisor. He has also served as a guest lecturer in drama at the Academy of Performing Arts (AdK Ulm). From 2017 to 2019 he worked as head dramaturg at Theatre Konstanz.