Franziska Steiof has been one of the most renowned directors and writers in German-speaking theatre over the last 20 years, working at the GRIPS Theatre, the Kiel Theatre, the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus and the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, among others. She also had a name in the independent scene, mainly thanks to her work with the theatre group "DeichArt". An important focus of her work was directing and writing new plays for children and young people.
Since 2000, Franziska Steiof has been directing regularly at the GRIPS Theatre. In addition, she wrote the plays "Baden gehn" and "Rosa" together with Volker Ludwig. "Nellie Goodbye" and "So lonely" were awarded the "IKARUS Theatre Prize", numerous of her productions have been invited to national and international festivals. Most recently, she staged the play "Die letzte Kommune" (by Lund/Zaufke) at the GRIPS Theater with great success. Her productions "So lonely" and "The fabulous Millibillies" can also be seen in the current repertoire at GRIPS Theater.
Franziska Steiof decided to pass from life on 23 January 2014.