Leipzig-born Heike Hennig studied performing arts in the USA. After her return, she founded her cross-genre theater ensemble with actors, musicians, singers and dancers with an international cast in Leipzig in 2000. Her works deal with current explosive topics such as demography, intoxication and power. Heike Hennig became internationally known in 2006 through her cross-generational works and the arte/ZDF film "Tanz mit der Zeit". In 2016 her production "Crystal" was awarded the German Federal Theater Prize. In addition to guest performances at well-known opera and theater venues such as the Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Bonn Opera and the Schauspielhaus Dortmund, she has also staged productions at unusual venues such as the Neues Museum Berlin, Leipzig's Auwald forest or in the Sassi, the rocky settlements of Matera. Her international productions take her all over Europe. Heike Hennig's plays and productions have been shown at the Theater Wolfsburg, Bayer Arts & Culture Leverkusen, German National Theater Weimar and at international festivals in Greece, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland and Canada. In 2019 she staged the European Capital of Culture Matera in Italy. This remarkable "Atlas of Emotions" was honored by Frank Walter Steinmeier and Sergio Matarella at the House of World Cultures in Berlin. Heike Hennig teaches as artistic guest professor at the Institute for Theater Studies at the University of Leipzig, HGB Leipzig and at the Zurich University of the Arts. In 2020 she is again invited to the renowned UBC Canada.
Due to Corona, four premieres have been cancelled from March to June 2020, Up and Down at Stuttgart Airport (March 21, 2020), Else Lasker Schüler at the Fürstenhaus Weimar (April 14, 2020), Woods at UBC Canada (June 17, 2020), Nietzsche at the Neues Museum Weimar could be premiered on July 18. Since October 2020 Heike Hennig is visiting professor at the German Literature Institute Leipzig. In May 2021 a new play "Franz Liszt" will be premiered and "Eine soziale Oper" is in planning.