Tobias Rausch has been working as a director and author in the municipal theatre and in the independent scene since 2001. He is founder of the performance collective lunatiks, of which he was a member until 2015. His focus is on works in which the play text is based on research. He was awarded the Otto-Kasten-Prize of the Intendant Group in the German Stage Association 2012, the Bremen Writer and Producer Award 2007, the Humboldt Award 2001 and several scholarships. He regularly teaches at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts, the Zurich University of the Arts and the Berlin University of the Arts. He is co-initiator of the conference “Climate meets Theatre” and the Berlin Research Theatre Days. Since the 2019/2020 season he has been director of the Bürgerbühne at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden.