Verena Ries was born in Munich in 1978. She works as a freelance director and theatre pedagogue in many establishments, including the Junges DT Berlin, the Junges Schauspiel Hannover, Junges Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf , Theater an der Parkaue Berlin and Back to Back Theatre, Australia.
In collaboration with different artists, she pursues her interest in intervening in (his)stories and places to open up new perspectives on reality. She lives in Neukölln, Berlin with her two children and the inventor and sound artist Georg Werner.