Studied with Herbert Mensching, Otto Falckenberg School, Munich, 1968. Student art history and theater science, University Munich, 1977. Studied with Lee Strasberg, New York City, 1980.
Founder, artistic director, Elysium Theater Company. New York City, 1983-1991;
artistic director, Landestheater Mecklenburg-Neustrelitz, Germany, 1990-1992;
artistic director, Elysium - Between Two Continents, Munich-New York City, since 1993;
director, Landestheater Linz, Austria, since 1992;
director, Theater Bregenz, Austria, since 1994. Chairman award committee Erwin Piscator Award for Directing.
Instructor German drama New York University, 1988-1990.