Angela Richter

Director | Author | Journalist
Angela Richter | Speaker at SILBERSALZ 2021 (credit: Mara Bratos / Elle Croatia)
Angela Richter | Speaker at SILBERSALZ 2021 (credit: Mara Bratos / Elle Croatia)

Angela Richter is a German director and author. She studied theatre directing with Jürgen Flimm at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre, was a member of the Hamburg artists' group Akademie Isotrop from 1996 to 2000, and in 2006 founded the Fleetstreet Theatre in Hamburg, which she directed until 2010.

At the beginning of Stefan Bachmann's directorship (2013/2014 season), she was one of four house directors at Schauspiel Köln.

Richter is committed to investigative journalist and Australian political activist Julian Assange, who is in extradition custody in London, and was one of the few German journalists to attend the extradition hearing and report exclusively on the trial.

In 2015, she staged the theatre evening "Supernerds - An Evening of Surveillance" at Schauspiel Köln, which dealt intensively with the topic of digital surveillance and was broadcast live on WDR television. The production is based on her book "Supernerds - Conversations with Heroes", which documents her regular meetings with whistleblowers and surveillance experts such as Edward Snowden and Julian Assange or Daniel Ellsberg. In 2019, she performed "Antigone" by Slavoj Žižek at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. In November 2020, she conducted an extensive interview with Yanis Varoufakis for Die Welt.

She has written essays for Der Spiegel, the art magazine Monopol as well as contributions for the Swiss Republik magazine, she writes regularly for Freitag and Die Welt.