Born 1983 in Nuremberg/Germany.
Friederike Engel studied theater studies, media studies and French literary studies in Erlangen/Germany and Marseille/France. During her studies she worked as an assistant stage-manager and assistant dramaturge at amongst others Theater Freiburg, Germany and Staatstheater Stuttgart, Germany. From 2003 to 2005 she organised the art and performance festival »ARENA…der jungen Künste« and realized some of her own theater works in Erlangen. In the seasons 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 she was a member in the dramaturgy of the latenight-series »Nachtfoyer« at Theater Erlangen. In 2010 she finished her studies with the master’s thesis »Die Politik der Kunst: zum Politischen in der Theaterarbeit von René Pollesch«. Subsequently, she worked as a lecturer at the chair of French literature. Since the season 2011/2012, after a season as dramaturgy assistant, Friederike Engel is dramaturge at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg/Germany.