* 1960

is the artistic director of the fringe ensemble. His productions are invited to numerous festivals. Some works are created abroad: he directs in Latvia, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

In 2002 Frank Heuel is nominated as the best young German director in the magazine “Theater heute”.

He takes over the artistic direction of the festivals “Theaterzwang 2002” and “friends 2004”.

In 2006 he is awarded the NRW Förderpreis for the production “Geschichten+”.

At the Bonn Theatre he is artistic director of the Club der Utopisten from 2007-2009.

In 2008 he directs the world premiere of “Das Treibhaus” based on the novel by Wolfgang Koeppen. The world premiere of “Zwei Welten”, also at the Theater Bonn, was invited to the NRW Theatertreffen 2010.

From 2011 to 2014 Frank Heuel was a member of the artistic direction of the Schaubühne Lindenfels in Leipzig. He staged the works of the SchauEnsemble there.

He is currently in Istanbul as part of the ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMME of the Kunststiftung NRW. In the coming months he will be realising various productions there with Turkish theatre people under the project title 4PROJECTS ISTANBUL – partly with the participation of some of the actors* of the fringe ensemble.