Kai Irina Hahn has studied theatre in Paris, Berlin and Leipzig. She worked as an actress and assistant director for the open air theatre Freilichtspiele Schwaebisch Hall and the Staatsschauspiel Dresden. Since 2003 she is a freelance director, directing credits include William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”, Arthur Schnitzler’s “The Rondo”, Kerstin Specht’s “Marie Luise” and Samuel Becket’s “Waiting for Godot”. Kai is interested in theatre as a place of encounter, between theatre and audience, between fantasy and reality, as well as between the different cultures. In the last couple of years she has focused on international theatre. She worked for Andre Heller’s “Afrika!Afrika!” at the O2 Arena in London and is invited to direct Bertholt Brecht’s “The good person of Szechuan” in Iraq in 2011. Her play “Flucht in die Heimat” about Albrecht Haushofer , who was working for the resistance against Hitler, will have its world premier this summer at the authentic location in Garmisch Partenkirchen.