Born in Heidelberg in 1959, Michael Quast has acquired a following as a versatile comic actor, master of ceremonies and stage director. He co-founded the festival ‘Barock am Main. Der Hessische Molière’ (Baroque am Main. The Hessian Molière) and heads the newly established ‘Fliegende Volksbühne Frankfurt’ (Frankfurt Flying Folk Theatre). He has received many awards and distinctions for his work, including the German Cabaret Prize, the Rheingau Music Prize and Frankfurt’s Binding Kulturpreis.