Isermeyer, Jörg (Germany)

Jörg Isermeyer was born in Bad Segeberg in 1968. Before studying psychology, sociology and education, he busked his way through Europe. After graduating, he taught improvisation and street theatre at the Georg August University of Göttingen. Today, Jörg Isermeyer is a freelance artist who lives in Berlin. He works as a writer, drama teacher, director, actor, musician and composer. Among other things, he runs prison theatre groups and holds street theatre workshops in Germany and abroad.

The growing gap between rich and poor children in Germany was the subject of the writers’ competition for the Berlin Children’s Theatre Prize in 2009, for which Jörg Isermeyer wrote the play Ohne Moos nix los. It was awarded the Berlin Children’s Theatre Prize 2009 and nominated for the KinderStückePreis 2011.