Video artist and director Robert Lehniger examines in his transmedia projects and productions the interfaces between theater and digital media. In doing so, he experiments with media storytelling forms in the real world and on the internet. His works are based on novels, films, theater works, and play developments. Lehninger has been a guest artist at the major theaters in Germany including, among others, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus; Deutsches Theater Berlin; Schauspielhaus Zürich; Schauspiel Frankfurt; Münchner Kammerspiele; Volksbühne Berlin; Burgtheater in Vienna; Residenztheater in Munich; Theater Neumarkt in Zurich; Theater Bremen; Staatsschauspiel Dresden; and Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Born in 1974 in Weimar, Robert Lehniger studied visual communication and media design (experimental television) in Weimar.