The designer Mike Hahne was born in 1971 in Wriezen, Germany. Between 1991 and 1996 he studied at the Kunsthochschule in Berlin-Weißensee with Professor Volker Pfüller and Professor Heidi Brambach, whom he assisted on several stages (Little Eyolf - Berliner Ensemble, Carmen - Kaiserslautern).
Since 1996 he has worked as a freelance set and costume designer: in Cottbus (Hacks - Beautiful Helen), Frankfurt an der Oder (Brecht - Mother Courage), Halle (Beethoven - Fidelio), Weimar Schwerin and other theatres. He has worked with many directors, including Brigitte Soubeyran, Johanna Schall, Katharina Thalbach, Manuel Soubeyrand, Christoph Schroth and Steffen Piontek. Since 1997 he has been a regular guest at the Städtisches Theater in Chemnitz where, among other things, he has collaborated on the productions Nathan the Wise, Dangerous Liaisons, Cyrano de Bergerac and Evangelimann.
Since 2002 he has been the staging chief at Rostock’s Volkstheater, where he has created sets and costumes for Don Giovanni, The Queen of Spades, Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet, Hebbel’s Die Nibelungen and other productions.