Bernhard Studlar, born in Vienna in 1972, studied “Dramatic Writing” at the UdK Berlin from 1998 – 2002.

Together with Andreas Sauter, he wrote the play “A. ist eine andere”, which was awarded the Kleist Prize for Young Playwrights in 2000. Since then, numerous plays and radio plays originated in collaboration with Andreas Sauter, including “Rote Kometen” and “Warten auf Tränengas”.

In 2001 Bernhard Studlar won the author’s prize at the Heidelberg Stückemarkt with “Transdanubia-Dreaming”. The play premiered at the Burgtheater Vienna in January 2003. This was followed by commissioned works for the Burgtheater, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg and the Slovak National Theater in Bratislava, among others. His plays have been translated and performed in several languages, including English, Italian, Polish, Slovakian, Czech and Turkish.

He wrote a “Trilogy of Amazement” for young audiences, consisting of the plays “Around the Corner”, “See You Later” and “Mealtime”. He also adapted several classic plays for young people, including “Parzival”, “Don Quixote” and “Robinson Crusoe”.

In 2020, he was awarded the Austrian Theater Alliance Prize for his play “Wages of the Night”.
The play was premiered at the 2021 Bregenz Festival under the direction of Jana Vetten.
His children’s play “Megafad” also premiered at Theater Erlangen in 2020. It was invited to the 2021 Mülheim Children’s Play Festival.

His latest play “Der erste Stein” premiered at Schauspielhaus Salzburg in 2023.
Bernhard Studlar writes plays and radio plays for adults as well as for children and young people and lives as a freelance author in Vienna

As part of the WIENER WORTSTAETTEN he writes always and everywhere.

Bernhard Studlar took part in the EU project Fabulamundi – Playwriting Europe. Beyond Borders? He is currently a member of the FAB Community of Fabulamundi. Playwriting Europe. New Voices.