Michael Sommer was born in Kassel, Germany, in 1976. After completing his MPhil in European Literature as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, he started his theatre career in Berlin. During his time as dramaturg, author and director at Theater Ulm, he established a livestreaming project in Ulm and has been studying the field of theatre and the Internet. He has written and put on stage plays for the last ten years, most recently GEBRAUCHSANLEITUNG FÜR ELTERN UND ANDERE PSYCHOS (2015, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich), REFUGIUM (2014, Theater Ulm), ANTIGONE/SOPHIE (2013, Theater Ulm), ROMMEL – EIN DEUTSCHER GENERAL (2012, Theater Ulm, with Stephan Suschke). His theatre work includes research with refugees (REFUGIUM, 2014), participatory projects with handicapped persons (RENT A FOOL, 2014), community based theatre in an Ulm prison (WOYZECK, 2013) and a touring production of youth theatre on children of mentally ill parents (NUTTERS, 2010).