George Frosher / Free Theatre Munich
George Froscher attended a private drama school in Berlin and played at small city theaters after the Second World War. In the early 1950s he graduated as a dancer at the Folkwangschule Essen and was a dancer with Kurt Joos and Jean-Louis Barrault in Paris. He then worked as a choreographer in Bonn , Krefeld and Biel - Solothurn . From 1959 to 1962 he stayed in the United States and was a member of the Living Theater.
Back in Germany, Froscher worked as a director and directed in Ingolstadt , Münster as well as at the Zimmertheater Tübingen. In 1970, together with Kurt Bildstein, he founded the Freie Theater München (FTM), which became one of the most important groups in the international theater scene.
Froscher staged among others Peter Handke's Kaspar (1971) and The trustee wants guardian be (1974), Bertolt Brecht's A Respectable Wedding (1972 and 1975), Samuel Becketts Game (1971) final (1975) and Waiting for Godot (1979), Eugène Ionesco The Bald Singer (1986), William Shakespeare's Macbeth (1988) and Euripides ' Medea (1991) and several works by Heiner Müller.
In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and other groups, the festival has hosted festivals and workshops in Poland, Hungary, Scotland, Venezuela, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Panama, Kenya, Brazil, Peru, Israel, New Zealand and the United States. In 2002 George Froscher received the Munich Theater Prize.
George Froscher died on 10 November 2015 at the age of 88 in Munich.