Roland Schimmelpfennig, born 1967, is the most-performed contemporary playwright in Germany. He worked as a journalist in Istanbul and was employed at the Munich Kammerspiele theater after studying directing at the Otto Falckenberg School. Since 1996, Roland Schimmelpfennig has worked as a freelance author. Around the world, his plays have been performed in more than 40 countries with great success. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag has published: “The Woman from Before”, “Trilogy of Animals” and “The Golden Dragon”.