Miriam V. Lesch, born in Graz in 1991, worked as an assistant director at the Schauspielhaus Graz and the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz (Berlin) from 2012 to 2015. Since 2013, she has regularly published short prose and poetry in various literary magazines (including LICHTUNGEN, BIEST, freiVERS). In 2019, she developed the performance Sensea[r]tion N°1 at the Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna Biennale & Long Night of Museums) as an author and dramatic adviser together with Eva Prosek (concept / performance) and Simon Öggl (composition). She has been a member of the Autorinnen*Stammtisch at Kosmos Theatre since 2019. In 2019, she curated the symposium Weibliche* Erzählperspektive(n) in collaboration with Gabriele Schelle. She is a founding member of Companie Filou I Kulturverein für Poesie & Körper, where she works as a dramaturge and author. In her work, Miriam V. Lesch seeks transdisciplinary dialogue in ever new formats. Lives in Vienna.

As part of the Tour of the Text, Miriam V. Lesch worked on her play “Wald”, which was presented in a staged reading as part of the Wortstattnächte 2021.

A tree has grown on A.’s balcony overnight. Annoying, because A. actually has other things to do. Unfortunately, the municipal nursery is not responsible for balconies and the forestry office doesn’t have time either. So the tree stays. And it is not an isolated case, because the forest is about to spread.
“WALD” explores the idea of Europe’s reconquest by the forest and examines firmly anchored ideas of nature and urban living space.

“Wald” is available in our Edition Goldstück.

Photo credits: Christoph Schiele