Director Achim Freyer (88) was honored for his life's work at the German Theater Prize "Der Faust 2022". One honors an artist of exceptional creativity and inexhaustible aesthetic imagination, said the jury in its statement. The awards ceremony took place on Saturday evening in the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, and the prize was awarded in twelve other categories.
Born in Berlin in 1934, Freyer was a master student of Bertolt Brecht at the Berliner Ensemble, worked as a stage and costume designer and then as a director. In 1972 he went to West Berlin. From 1976 to 2002, Freyer was a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts.
Lina Beckmann (acting), Marlis Petersen (music theater) and Beatrice Cordua (dance) received awards as actresses. Actor Eidin Jalali was honored in the category "Theatre for Young Audiences". The prizes for the productions went to Liesbeth Coltof (theater for young audiences), Florian Lutz (music theatre), Jette Steckel (acting) and Rafaële Giovanola (dance).