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Olivia Wenzel
Portrait of Olivia Wenzel
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Olivia Wenzel, who was born in Weimar, Germany, and lives in Berlin, is the author of the novel 1000 Serpentinen Angst (S. Fischer Verlag, 2020), which has been translated into Dutch, Norwegian, and Danish. A theatrical adaptation premiered at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin this summer, and theaters in Osnabrück, Hannover, and Meiningen will follow with their own this fall. Several of Wenzel’s dramatic works, including Mais in Deutschland und anderen Galaxien and Jiggy Porsche taucht ab, have been staged in Munich at the Münchner Kammerspiele, in Hamburg at the Thalia Theater, and in Berlin at the Deutsches Theater and the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse. Wenzel also works as a performer, collaborating with multidisciplinary theatre collectives such as vorschlag:hammer and Shatter. In 2022 she will lead a series of multidisciplinary workshops for young adults of color at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. (updated 10/2021)


AGNI has published the following work:

from 1,000 Coils of Fear
by Olivia Wenzel
Translated from the German by Priscilla Layne
AGNI 94 Print Only
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