nino_haratischwili8_133x200.jpgNino Haratischwili, born in 1983 in Tbilisi, Georgia, is a theatre director and dramatist. From 1998 to 2003 she directed the freelance, bilingual German-Georgian theatre troupe Fliedertheater, which gave several performances and guest appearances in Georgia and Germany. From 2000 to 2003 she studied Film Direction at the State School for Film and Theatre in Tbilisi and in 2003 began a degree in Theatre Direction at the Hamburg Theatre Academy, which she successfully completed in 2007 with her production My and Your Heart. Medea. Nino Haratischwili has moreover been active as a playwright, whereby she has directed some of her plays herself; for example the contemporary staging of the Medea myth for her degree production. Her plays and prose texts have been published both in Georgia and Germany. In 2008 she received the Rolf Mares Prize for the play Agonie in the Lichthof Theatre Hamburg, also in 2008 the main prize of the Heidelberg Play Market for Liv Stein and in 2010 the sponsorship prize of the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize.