von Zadow, Ingeborg (Germany)

Ingeborg von Zadow was born in Berlin in 1970 and is a freelance writer who lives and works in Heidelberg. She studied applied drama in Giessen and completed a Master of Arts degree at the State University of New York. She participated in the Wolfenbüttel dramatists’ workshop for children’s and youth theatre. When she was just 22, her children’s plays Ich und du (I and You), Pompinien and Besuch bei Katt und Fredda (Visiting Katt and Freda) were immediate hits. Her plays strike a new note, finding their expression in musicality, rhythm and dialogue melody.

Ingeborg von Zadow’s play Über Lang oder Kurz is a play dealing with the subjects of friendship and acceptance with respect and humour. The text was written in the context of the Nah dran! Project of the Children’s and Youth People’s Theatre Centre in the Federal Republic of Germany (KJTZ), funded by the German Literature Fund. It was nominated for the KinderStückePreis 2011.