Agnes Oberauer is a freelance theatre director and performance maker with a particular interest in interdisciplinary, multilingual and physical theatre. She works internationally and is mostly based in Tallinn (Estonia), Hamburg (Germany) and Vienna (Austria).
Agnes Oberauer spent her childhood in Vienna, Moscow and Kiew before moving to the United Kingdom to complete her Bachelor studies in Drama and Philosophy at Royal Holloway University of London. Additionally to her regular studies she performed in, stage managed and directed various student productions and completed directing internships in places including the Royal Opera House London, Zürich Opera House and Salzburger Festspiele where she had the opportunity to work with and observe artists such as Willy Decker, Alvis Hermanis and Wayne McGregor.
Following the completion of her Bachelors Degree she moved to Germany, where she worked as a full time resident assistant director and director at Schlosstheater Celle and Thalia Theater Hamburg for 5 years. During her time in Germany she directed over ten theatre productions and worked as an assistant director on over 20 theatre productions, assisting internationally acclaimed directors such as Ene-Liis Semper, Tiit Ojaaso, Jette Steckel and Kornél Mundruczó. She also taught theatre workshops, led and directed theatre productions with children of different ages, worked for theatre festivals and initiated various projects, most notably her multilingual production of 'Romeo and Juliet' at Schlosstheater Celle in 2015 and the art project 'MYfootsteps' at Thalia Theater in 2018.
Since 2019 she works internationally as a freelance director, performance maker and performer. Her most recent works as a freelance artist include "Der Samsa in mir" (Thalia Theatre Hamburg, 2019) and "Hubris 12:4" (VonKrahl Theatre Tallinn / CPPM, 2020).