Actor Martin Brauer is dead

At the age of only 50, the actor Martin Brauer died unexpectedly on Friday. Born in Rostock, he was a star especially on German stages.

The Schwerin actor Martin Brauer, who was honored with the Conrad Ekhof Prize, is dead. As the Mecklenburg State Theater announced on Sunday, the artist, born in Rostock in 1971, died surprisingly on Friday night. Shortly before, he had rehearsed with colleagues for one of the reopening premieres of the house.

"With Martin Brauer, the Mecklenburg State Theater is losing one of the leading protagonists and a highly valued colleague. Martin was a thoroughbred artist and a family man," said General Director Lars Tietje and expressed the sympathy of the entire ensemble to the members.
Recognized for outstanding acting

After engagements in Dresden , Berlin, Magdeburg and Leipzig , Brauer switched to the Mecklenburg State Theater in the 2016/2017 season. As a guest lecturer, he taught at the Rostock University of Music and Theater and also worked as a drummer with the music cabaret artist Rainald Grebe.

Brauer also worked in some film and television productions. In the cinema he could be seen in "Meat is my vegetables", the film adaptation of Heinz Strunk's novel , as a member of the band Torsten. He had episode roles in the TV series "SOKO Wismar", "Heldt" and most recently in 2015 in "In allerfreund".

The Society of Friends of the Theater awarded Brauer the Ekhof Prize in 2018. The honor, which is reminiscent of Conrad Ekhof, who founded the first German drama academy in Schwerin in 1753, honors outstanding acting achievements every year. In Schwerin, Brauer appeared on stage as Josef Tura in "To be or not" as well as in the title roles of the pieces "Liliom", "Mephisto" and "Cyrano de Bergerac".