Arna Aley c Vincent Stefan

Arna Aley studied scenic writing at the University of the Arts in Berlin and violoncello at the Academy of Music and Theater in Vilnius/Lithuania. She worked as an assistant director at the Berliner Ensemble, among others with George Tabori and Claus Peymann.
In 2009, she switched to film and is head of the directing department for the international film project “DAU” (D/F/SWE/RUS); director: Ilya Khrzhanovsky; camera: Jürgen Jürges).
Since 2012 she has been working as a freelance curator at the Stone Nest Project (Centre of Contemporary Arts) in London.
Current projects: “Wiedertäufer”, a work commissioned by the Wolfgang Borchert Theater in Munich (premiere in May 2017) and “Following Mayakovsky” (Shein-Film-Production, Moscow). Arna currently lives and works in Berlin.


2007: Winner of the St. Gallener Autorentage (jury prize); invitation to the Stückemarkt of the Berlin Theatertreffen
2005: Jury prize in the DRAMA KÖLM competition; 1st prize in the Stückwerk II competition, Leipzig
2002: Invitation to the Göttinger Dramatikerwerkstatt
2001: Alfred Toepfer Scholarship for the final play at the University of the Arts
2000: Invitation to the writers’ workshop at the Bonn Biennale


Arna Aley was one of our Writers Room 2016/17 authors.

In the course of our project Entgegnungen she wrote the play “Klangwechsel”.