The author Lot Vekemans is awarded with the Ludwig-Mülheim Theatre Prize. This price for “religious drama” is endowed with a prize money of 20,000 euros. Vekemans’ translator, Eva Pieper, will also be honored with a prize of 5,000 euros for her powerful and distuingished translation. The award ceremony will take place in Cologne on 18 April.
The Ludwig-Mülheim Theatre Prize is usually awarded every two years and is fed from the financial legacy of the Catholic actor Ludwig Mülheims. The legacy is a special fund of the Archdiocese of Cologne. In the Committee of Recommendation sit national renowned personalities of the art world such as Professor Ulrich Khuon, artistic director of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, and Professor Jürgen Flimm, director of the Staatsoper at the Schiller Theater in Berlin.
The last prize winner was author Dea Loher (in 2013)