She was born in 1980. She studied German literature and theatre studies in Mainz and Wellington / New Zealand. In 2006 she began her studies in theatre direction at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg. Her first works in those days were „Schwarzes Tier Traurigkeit” by Anja Hilling in Hamburg and “Zeit zu leben, Zeit zu sterben” by Fritz Kater in Dresden. From 2009 to 2013 she worked as an assistant director at Deutsches Theater Berlin, working alongside directors such as Dimiter Gotscheff, Nicolas Stemann and Stefan Pucher. In 2012 she directed the German-language premiere of “Swchwrm” by Toon Tellegen and Guy at Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf.
Brit Bartkowiak works at Deutsches Theater Berlin, where her production of “Muttersprache Mameloschn” by Marianna Salzmann was nominated for the Mülheimer Theatertage Award 2013, Staatstheater Oldenburg, Staatstheater Mainz, Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, Volkstheater München, Schauspiel Hannover and Stadttheater Ingolstadt, among others.
In 2013 she was voted second place in the category »Up-and-coming director« in the annual critics poll of „Theater Heute“ journal. Her productions received invitations from renowned national and international festivals, notably »Neue Stücke aus Europa«, Theaterbiennale Wiesbaden, Sibiu, Dresden, Bratislava, Luxemburg, »Prager Theaterfestival deutscher Sprache«, Mülheimer Theatertage »Stücke«, »Festival The Art of Ageing«, Temeswar.