As a radio play professional and theatre language acrobat, Leopold von Verschuer (b. 1961 in Brussels) has for many years been devoting himself as an actor, translator and director to the complex sounds of difficult writers between Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Zurich and Lisbon. After starting out in the Theater an der Ruhr in Mülheim, he has played at many other theatres including the Theater Basel, the Residenztheater München, the Hebbel-Theater Berlin and the sophiensaele Berlin, the Théâtre National de la Colline Paris, the Gulbenkian Foundation Lissabon, the Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, the Comédie de Genève and the Theater am Neumarkt. Leopold von Verschuer has directed many international free productions and stagings. He is the director of many radio plays for the broadcasters Bayerischer Rundfunk and Deutschlandfunk Kultur, where he most recently (in 2019) made a radiophonic production of Maren Kames’ long poem Luna Luna.
As a translator and writer he has published in French and German with such publishers as Alexander Verlag Berlin, José Corti Paris, Verlag Matthes & Seitz Berlin and Verlag Theater der Zeit Berlin.
As well as many prizes and fellowships, he most recently won the audience prize at the Primeurs Festival for contemporary francophone drama in Saarbrücken in 2014 for Der Monolog des Adramelech by Valère Novarina. His radio plays have three times been Radio Play of the Month, most recently Normalverdiener by Kathrin Röggla in 2016