Kenneth Philip George, Artistic Director

Kenneth Philip George is an actor, director and playwright living and working in Germany since 1999.


He is guest director at PerpetuoMobileTeatro in the Swiss canton of Ticino. This collaboration has brought two devised creations to the stage; of which Sehnsucht has picked up awards in the USA, Italy, Switzerland and Eastern Europe.


company writing on water is collaborating with Little Black Fish Collective, Berlin with a view towards building a sustainable, long-term ensemble as well as creating and continuously working on projects for an initial period from 2017 to 2021.

We are currently creating part one of a trilogy dealing with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. An ensemble called Circus Pari-Pari has been specifically created for this project, bringing together professional and non-professional actors from the ages of 11 to 70+, irrespective of gender, nationality, language and (dis)abilities, from Berlin, and Bruchsal in South Germany, where we have the Exil Theater as our partner.

The premiere of the first instalment will be on 21st September, 2017 at Exil Theater, Bruchsal.

Kenneth George is involved as co-author and co-director, and responsible for the physical training of the ensemble. 

His children's play Ben & The Smugglers for Platypus Theater, written by Peter Scollin, is still enjoying a successful run on Berlin stages since its premiere in Autumn 2006.



Acting Credits | a selection

  • Artikel X / Little Black Fish Collective
  • Uno / Same Name Same Noun Simply / Nicoline van Haarskamp
  • Franz Kafka / KKKAAFFKKAA: Du hast mich dir anders vorgestellt / Katarzyna Makowska Theater Zentrifuge
  • Aziz/Potiphar / Yusuf's by Alfredo Félix-Díaz / Haitham Assem Tantawy SINAI Orchestral Theatre
  • Lady Macbeth / SLEEP NO MORE|The Madness of Lady Macbeth / Kenneth George Company Writing On Water
  • Laurence / The Most Unsatisfied Town by Amy Evans / Daniel Brunet ETB|IPAC 
  • Othello / Othello / Kenneth George Gallus Theater Frankfurt a.M.
  • Imam / MoscheeDE by Kolja Mensing & Robert Thalheim / David Perlbach Friedenskirche Leipzig
  • Candido / The Tortilla Curtain by Peter Scollin; TCBoyle / Anja Scollin Platypus Theater
  • Boon / Die Dürstigen by Wajdi Mouawad / Michael Leykauf Shantihtown Constructions
  • Kafka-Karl Rossmann / Amerika by Franz Kafka / Katarzyna Makowska Theater Zentrifuge
  • Dionysos / Die Bacchanten by Euripides / Ton und Kirschen Wandertheater
  • Woyzeck / Woyzeck by Büchner; Satoshi Akihama / Saburo Shimada Lasenkan Theater



Works directed | a selection

Awards, Nominations & Festivals

  • Revolutions Int'l Festival Albuquerque NewMexico: Critics' Choice Best Play - Sehnsucht - February 2013
  • Skena Up, Pristina, Kosovo Best Play - Sehnsucht - December 2012
  • Unidram Int'l Theatre Festival Potsdam Official entry - Himmelkumov - 2007
  • Dublin Fringe Festival Official Entry - The Promised Land - 2006
  • Ikarus Preis Berlin Nomination Best Play - Family Impossible - 2006
  • Circa Int'l cirque-nouveau festival, Auche, France Official entry - & passion lends them power - 2005
  • Filmfare Awards India Best Screenplay - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam - 1998
  • Indian Film Awards Critics' Choice Best Screenplay - Khamoshi the Musical - 1994

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