Theresia Walser (born in 1967 in Friedrichshafen) was an actress and had her debut as a dramatist in 1997. Her play King Kongs Töchter (1998) was a considerable success and has had more than twenty productions. Theresia Walser was voted Best Upcoming Playwright 1998 and Best Playwright in 1999 in the critics’ poll of the magazine Theater heute. She has received numerous awards and grants, amongst them the Schiller Memorial Prize 1998 and the BHF Bank Foundation’s Grant 2006.
TOMORROW IN QATAR
Theresia Walser’s plays build on her deft, light-handed style and keen instinct for bitter-sweet comedy to retrieve the irony and double meanings from everyday scenarios.
Her plays reveal the monstrous in the banal and the grotesque in the tragic: Walser eavesdrops on a chat between three women (who are all married to dictators), observes the strained tempers on a stopped train escalating into a fist-fight and witnesses the cut-throat competition between department store salespeople. Walser’s shimmering, vivacious scenes and darkly witty dialogue produce fascinatingly nuanced human dramas.