Eva Derleder was born in Göppingen. She studied at Schauspielstudio Frese in Hamburg, and, subsequently, worked in Mannheim, Stuttgart, Neustrelitz and Baden-Baden. During her time at the Nationaltheater Mannheim she was invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen with the productions of “Onkel Vanja”, directed by Harald Clemen as well as “Quai West”, directed by Jürgen Bosse. Since 1992 Eva Derlder has been organizing her own solo performances with texts, among others, by Ingeborg Bachmann,Natalia Ginzburg and Alice Munro. She has been a part of the drama company at Staatstheater Karlsruhe since 2002/2003.