Prof. Kerstin Laube
Head of Department,
Stage and Costume Designer
Kerstin Laube, born in 1966, studied architecture at the UdK Berlin and set design at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee. Under stage designer Hartmut Meyer’s mentorship Laube contributed to a variety of significant productions on well-known stages in Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Collaborating with directors Frank Castorf and Ruth Berghaus, they particularly influenced her work. Since 1996 Laube has been engaged in stage and costume design for theatres and music theatres alike as well as pursuing her architectural work. She has created pieces for the Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg Platz, the Berlin Ensemble, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, HAU, Pact Zollverein Essen, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Landestheater Schleswig Holstein as well as staging a series of “Interventions in the Public Realm” in Stockholm and Paris. Following her research fellowship and a guest professorship in “Theory and Design of Building Structures” at the Institute for Architecture at the TU Berlin, Kerstin Laube received her professorship in set design in 2006 and has since then been responsible for the Master’s course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum.
Kerstin Laube regularly contributes to the following publications: “die deutsche Bühne” and “Bühnentechnische Rundschau”. From 2010-2014 she covered the “Stage and Costume” category for the German Theatre Award “Der Faust”.
Lectures and expert opinions at scenography symposia of the DASA Dortmund, at the HfG Karlsruhe, Hafenuniversität Hamburg, HTWK Leipzig, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch Berlin, Contemporary puppetry department, Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitektur. Since 2018 lecturer at the Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch Berlin, Director department