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Grew up in Zurich, where she was born in 1989. Spent 2005 in Belgium as an exchange student. After completing her studies at a music grammar school, she served a year-long internship at Schauspielhaus Zürich. In 2008 she was accepted as an 18 year-old by the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna, where she played Wedekind’s «Lulu». While still a student she appeared as Wendla in «Spring Awakening» at the Theater in der Josefstadt and in Luc Bondy’s «Helena» for the Wiener Festwochen. In her third year she joined the resident company of the Vienna Burgtheater, where she remained until 2015. Here she worked with Katie Mitchell («Sorrow Beyond Words») and David Bösch («Ghosts», «The Talisman») and appeared on tour at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, Thalia Theater Hamburg and Schauspielhaus Zürich. She was awarded the Junge Talente Prize in 2014 and appeared in various films («Achtung, fertig, WK»). In 2015/2016 she can be seen in leading roles in the films «Skizzen von Lou» and «Frosch». Liliane Amuat is also a member of the band «Nonsleepers».
Geboren in Graz. Nach dem Studium an der Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz erhielt er sein erstes Engagement am Theater Basel unter der Leitung von Werner Düggelin und spielte u. a. in Hans Hollmanns Inszenierung von «Die letzten Tage der Menschheit». Als Regisseur von Jugendtheaterstücken wie «Kasch mi gärn ha» und «Goht’s no?» initiierte er das Junge Theater Basel.
Weitere Engagements führten ihn an das Burgtheater Wien, an das Schillertheater Berlin, zu den Wiener Festwochen sowie an das Schauspielhaus Wien. Mehrere Jahre war er als Gustav Mahler in Josua Sobols und Paulus Mankers Inszenierung «Alma» zu sehen und gastierte damit u.a. in Venedig, Lissabon und Berlin. Seit Mitte der 1980er-Jahre ist Helmut Berger vermehrt für Film und Fernsehen tätig. Als Filmregisseur entstand 1986 mit Dani Levy und Anja Franke der Film «Du mich auch», der mit dem Zürcher Filmpreis ausgezeichnet wurde. 1991 entstand die mit dem Max-Ophüls-Preis ausgezeichnete Komödie «Nie im Leben» und 1993 drehte er mit Mario Adorf und Otto Sander in den Hauptrollen den TV-Psychothriller «Bauernschach». Sein Dokumentarfilm «Dirty Days» erhielt 2010 den Preis der Stadt Pécs.
In der Schweiz war er zuletzt in der SRF-Serie «Der Bestatter» zu sehen. Am Theater Basel spielt er in der Spielzeit 2018/19 in Robert Ickes Inszenierung von Millers «Hexenjagd».
Born in Zürich-Höngg. Studied acting from 1983 to 1987 at the Conservatoire for Music and Theatre in Berne. Member of the acting companies at Theater Göttingen, Theater Oberhausen and Schauspielhaus Zürich. Regularly worked on independent productions. Founded the duo I Pelati Delicati with Basso Salerno.
Andrea Bettini has been a member of the acting company at Theater Basel since 2001/2002.
Geboren 1994 in Berlin. Sie sammelt erste Theatererfahrungen im Jugendclub des Maxim Gorki Theaters unter der Leitung von Suna Gürler. Mit dem Stück «Kritische Masse» wird das Ensemble zum Theatertreffen der Jugend der Berliner Festspiele eingeladen. Seit 2016 studiert Blümchen Schauspiel an der Universität der Künste Berlin.
Vor und während des Studiums spielt sie u.a. in Bastian Krafts Inszenierung von Arthur Millers «Tod eines Handlungsreisenden» am Deutschen Theater Berlin, wirkt bei verschiedenen Projekten am bat-Studiotheater mit Regiestudierenden der Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch mit (u.a. mit Branko Janack und Henry Rabe), und am Berliner Ringtheater entsteht mit Kommiliton_innen das Stück «Auf die Bombe» (Text und Regie: Franziskus Claus).
Seit 2018 ist sie Stipendiatin der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. In der Spielzeit 2018/2019 wirkt Linda Blümchen in «Hexenjagd» erstmals in einer Inszenierung des Theater Basel mit.
Born in Munich in 1971 and grew up in Switzerland. Attended School of Design in Lucerne. Trained as a carpenter and set-maker in Lucerne and Zurich. Followed by training as an actor at the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule in Munich. First engagement at the Münchner Kammerspiele, where she worked with Herbert Achternbusch, Dieter Dorn and others. She became a full time member of the acting company at the Luzerner Theater when Barbara Mundel took over as Artistic Director. During this period she worked with directors including René Pollesch und Sebastian Baumgarten. In 2006 she moved to Theater Basel with new Artistic Director Georges Delnon and his Director of Theatre Elias Perrig. Here she worked with Peter Kastenmüller, Elias Perrig, Corinna von Rad, Joachim Schloemer, Anna Viebrock and above all with Christoph Marthaler. In his productions she performed on tour in Antwerp, Athens, Avignon, Berlin, Edinburgh, Lausanne and Paris. She received the Audience Award for her role in «Das Weisse vom Ei» at the 1st Swiss Theatertreffen and also the Prize of the Theaterverein Luzern. She has also won numerous other awards. Carina Braunschmidt is a jury member of the Friedl Wald Stiftung for promoting young artists. In collaboration with the homeless newspaper Surprise she initiated the «Stadtrundgang der Armen» in Basel; a further city tour is planned for Zurich. Numerous roles for film and television and as a voice-over artist.
Bruno Cathomas was born in Laax/Graubünden in 1965 and studied at Zurich Acting Academy. From 1992 he performed at theatres including the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin and the Baracke at the Deutsches Theater. He became an ensemble member at Theater Basel in 1999. From 2002 he appeared mostly at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, whose ensemble he joined in 2004. From 2009 to 2013 he was a full-time company member at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg. As a freelance director Bruno Cathomas has been responsible for productions in Basel, Berlin, Chemnitz and Potsdam. In 2004 he took over the directorship of the Gorki Studio in Berlin. He has also acted in numerous film and television productions. He was nominated for the German Film Prize in 1999 for his performance in the title role of Didi Danquart’s «Viehjud Levi» and won the Swiss Film Prize for Best Actor in 2008 for Armin Biehler’s «Chicken Mexicaine». Since the 2013/2014 season he has belonged to the ensemble at Schauspiel Köln, where his performances in the last two seasons include «Noises Off», «Amerika», «The Merchant of Venice», «Das Kätchen von Heilbronn» and «Job».
Leonhard Dering was born in 1991 in Tomsk (Siberia) into a family with German roots. He moved to Germany in 1993 and grew up in Coburg. Here he was a student of the concert pianist and Neuhaus pupil Alla Schatz. Leonhard Dering studied in the renowned piano Master Class of Lev Natochenny at the HfMDK University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main (Bachelor in piano). In April 2016 he won First Prize in the XVI Concours International de piano Alexandre Scriabine in Paris.
As a pianist he has performed all over Germany and Europe, including in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, in the Ukraine and in Russia – in 2015 on a tour of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tomsk and Irkutsk. He has played at prestigious locations such as the Munich Residence and at the Mas i Mas festival in Barcelona. Recordings of his playing have been broadcast on the German TV channels MDR and SWR and on Deutschlandradio. Leonhard Dering has been inspired, artistically, by his work with Lev Natochenny, Alla Schatz, Eugen Wangler, Helmut Deutsch, Jesper Christensen, Arnulf von Arnim und Daniel Pollack.
As a musician, he has also been influenced by singers and chamber music partners with whom he has worked, including Trio Favioe and the Australian concert pianist Michael Leslie. As a pianist and actor, he has collaborated with the director Thom Luz and during the 2016/17 season is also performing at the Staatstheater Mainz.
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Annalisa Derossi simultaneously studied piano and dance in Turin and Paris. She has lived in Germany (Berlin/Aachen) as a freelance artist since 1991, working principally in interdisciplinary stage projects in German-speaking countries. She has worked together for many years with the Swiss director and composer Ruedi Häusermann, including several productions for Theater Basel.
Guest engagements that have taken her to prestigious theatres including Schauspielhaus Zürich and the Vienna Burgtheater alternate with her own projects, independent productions, solo performances, concert appearances, composing and teaching.
1996 in Frankfurt am Main geboren und in Berlin, Ghana und Belgien aufgewachsen. Am Jungen DT in Berlin sammelt sie erste Theatererfahrungen, u.a. ist sie in «Alice» in der Regie von Nora Schlocker zu sehen. Seit 2016 studiert Diaby Schauspiel an der Folkwang Universität der Künste.
Neben dem Studium entwickelt sie immer wieder eigene Projekte, u.a. entsteht eine Arbeit, die auf dem Stück «Mechanische Tiere» von Rebekka Kricheldorf basiert und auf dem fünfzehnminuten-Festival in Köln gezeigt wird. 2018 wirkt sie am Schauspiel Dortmund in Ersan Mondtags Produktion «Das Internat» und am ROTTSTR5 Theater in «Szenen einer Ehe» in der Regie von Selina Girschweiler mit.
Zurzeit arbeitet sie mit Jojo Rösler an ihrer Abschlussarbeit, eine Stückentwicklung, die sich mit Utopie-Versuchen im 21. Jahrhundert auseinandersetzt. Am Theater Basel spielt sie in «Hexenjagd» in der Regie von Robert Icke.
Robert Dölle was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1971. He trained as an actor at the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule in Munich. From 1996 he was engaged by the Münchner Kammerspiele, then from 1999 to 2001 at Schauspiel Frankfurt, before returning again to the Kammerspiele until 2006. Since 2009 he has been an ensemble member at Schauspiel Köln. The directors he has worked with include Dieter Dorn, Peter Zadek, Jossi Wieler, Karin Beier, Johan Simons, Alvis Hermanis, Stefan Bachmann, Christina Paulhofer and Roger Vontobel. Dölle has also appeared in numerous film and television productions, notably «Schiller» and «Die weisse Massai».
Born in Göttingen in 1982. Studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berne until 2006. While she was a student she played guest roles at Theater Basel. She has been a member of the acting company at Theater Basel since the 2006/2007 season. She performed in «Visitors» by Jon Fosse, «A Family» and «Three Sisters» directed by Elias Perrig and could also be seen as Dr. Stockmann in «An Enemy of the People» (director: Simon Solberg), as Donna in «Taking Care of Baby« (director: Caro Thum), as Elisabeth in «Faith, Hope and Charity» directed by Hans Hollmann and in the «Heracles Trilogy» (director: Peter Kastenmüller). Most recently she played the role of Gina in Amélie Niermeyer’s production of Ibsen’s «The Wild Duck».
Born in Duisburg in 1990. School certificate at the Freie Waldorfschule in Mülheim an der Ruhr. First experiences of theatre while still at school. Took part in «Theater Total» in Bochum (Merchant in «The Dragon» by Evgeny Schwarz). From 2011 studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. During his studies he worked with Andreas Kriegenburg, Sascha Nathan and Werner Wölbern on scenes and monologues by Friedrich Schiller, Peter Handke, Jean-Paul Sartre and Heinrich von Kleist. In 2015 he appeared in «Der Kick» by Andres Veiel directed by Werner Wölbern at the Frankfurter Theater Willy Praml as well as «Punk Rock» by Simon Stephens at Schauspiel Frankfurt. Most recently he appeared at Schauspiel Frankfurt in «Mysteries» by Knut Hamsun.
Steffi Friis was born in Solothurn in 1993. She gained her first experience on stage at the age of seventeen as Solveig in Thorleifur Örn Arnasson’s production of «Peer Gynt» at Luzerner Theater. Since 2011 she has also appeared on film, including Swiss Tatort, «Der Hamster» by Tom Gerber, «Zwiespalt» by Barbara Kulcsar, «Die Göttliche Ordnung» by Petra Volpe, «Die letzte Pointe» by Rolf Lyssy as well as a range of shorts by students at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Since 2016 she has studied Acting at the Hochschule der Künste Berne. Together with two fellow students, Steffi Friis will complete a term of practical experience at Theater Basel in the 2018/2019 season.
Born in Berne in 1985 and grew up in Solothurn. Initially studied German and History at Basel University, followed by training as an actor at the Zurich Hochschule der Künste. Guest roles at Theater Luzern and Theater Winterthur. From 2012 until 2014 company member at Schauspiel Frankfurt/Main, where he worked together with directors including Schorsch Kamerun, Christopher Rüping, Alexander Eisenach and Laura Linnenbaum. In 2014 he travelled to Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Northern and Eastern Europe while simultaneously working on his own one man show. Mario Fuchs is the winner of the Emerging Artist Prize awarded by Migros Kulturprozent, der Friedl Wald Stiftung and the canton of Solothurn.
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Der Schweizer Musiker und Komponist Martin Gantenbein studierte Germanistik, Literaturkritik und Publizistikwissenschaft an den Universitäten Basel und Zürich und wirkt seit seiner Jugend als Schlagzeuger und Komponist in experimentellen Rock- und freien Improvisationsgruppen mit Auftritten im In- und Ausland und diversen CD-Veröffentlichungen. Ab 1994 schreibt und arrangiert er Bühnenmusik zu Theaterstücken und arbeitete u.v.a. mit Marcelo Dìaz, Niklaus Helbling, Jasmine Hoch, Tim Kramer, Thom Luz, François-Michel Pesenti, Kurt Josef Schildknecht, Samuel Schwarz und Tomas Schweigen u.a. für das Nationaltheater Mannheim, Opernhaus Dortmund, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Schauspiel Hannover, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Thalia Theater Hamburg, Theater Neumarkt Zürich, Theater der Jugend Wien, Theater St. Gallen und seit 2012 regelmässig für das Theater Basel. Er ist Mitbegründer und war von 1999 bis 2012 Musiker, Darsteller und Produktionsleiter der freien Musik-Theater-Formation Mass & Fieber Zürich. Er entwickelt Sounddesigns für Choreografien, Hörspiele, Kurzfilme, Lesungen und Gesamtinstallationen. Als Gastdozent zur Musikdramaturgie in Schauspiel und Film wirkt(e) er in Zürich an der ZHdK (Dep. Darstellende Künste & Film) und in Luzern an der HSLU (Design & Kunst).
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Vincent Glander was born in Munich in 1980 and trained as an actor at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Graz. He initially joined the Theater Biel-Solothurn under Hans J. Ammann, making his debut as Melchior in «Spring Awakening». From 2007 to 2012 he was engaged by the Vienna Schauspielhaus, where he worked on numerous world and German language premieres by writers including Ewald Palmetshofer, Philipp Löhle, Anja Hilling and Dennis Kelly, collaborating with directors such as Felicitas Brucker, Nora Schlocker, Antonio Latella, Jette Steckel and Sebastian Schug. In 2009 he was nominated by Theater heute magazine as Emerging Actor of the Year. From 2012 to 2016 he was a full-time company member at Schauspiel Frankfurt, where he worked with Stefan Pucher, René Pollesch, Jürgen Kruse, Johanna Wehner, Sebastian Hartmann and others. At the Goethe University he devised an evening of theatre together with Christian Franke about Theodor Adorno and student protests entitled «Wut und Gedanke» («Anger and Thought»). His most recent performances include Kafka’s «Amerika» (directed by Philipp Preuss) and «Clockwork Orange» (directed by Christopher Rüping). Vincent Glander has worked as a voice artist for Hessische Rundfunk and Westdeutsche Rundfunk.
From the 2016/2017 season he is a full-time company member at Theater Basel.
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Evelyn Angela Gugolz wurde in Locarno-Monti (Tessin) geboren. An der Zürich Tanz Theater Schule (ZTTS) erhielt sie ihre Ausbildung im zeitgenössischen Bühnentanz, die sie mit einem Zusatzdiplom, dem Choreo Dance Project (CDP) absolvierte. Ihr erstes Engagement folgte mit dem Weimarer Nationaltheater im Rahmen des Schiller-Jubiläums 2004 (Choreografie: Philippe Ducou). Weitergebildet hat sich Evelyn Angela Gugolz u.a. an der Performing Art School in Wien und in zahlreichen Masterclasses u.a. mit Ismael Ivo, Jochen Heckmann und Julie Anne Stanzak.
Seither arbeitet Evelyn Gugolz als freischaffende, zeitgenössische Bühnentänzerin im In- und Ausland. Zahlreiche Engagements führten sie ans Opernhaus Zürich, wo sie in diversen Opernproduktionen mit Choreograf_innen wie Philip Egli, Beate Vollack, Ramses Sigl und Kinsun Chan zusammenarbeitete. Im kommenden Herbst wird sie dort die choreografische Wiederaufnahme der Produktion «Faust» (Gounod) übernehmen. Drei Jahre lang war sie Mitglied der Tanzkompanie «d’Schwyz tanzt» und bei «Danceforce». Immer wieder choreografiert sie eigene Solos und gibt Workshops, zuletzt im Sultanat Oman, zu dem sie eine langjährige Verbindung hat.
Franziska Hackl was born in Vienna in 1983 and graduated in acting from the Max Reinhardt Seminar in the same city. She subsequently joined the ensemble at Staatstheater Mainz, where her roles included Sonia in «Uncle Vanya» by Anton Chekhov and the title role in «The Maid of Orleans» by Friedrich Schiller. In 2007 she was nominated as Best Emerging Actress by Theater heute magazine. In addition to other stage engagements, including the Landestheater Niederösterreich and Schauspiel Köln, she has appeared in numerous film and television roles. She also has a teaching position at the Vienna Conservatory. From 2011 to 2015 she was a member of the ensemble at the Vienna Schauspielhaus, where she collaborated with directors including Nora Schlocker, Sebastian Schug and Felicitas Brucker. In 2011 Franziska Hackl was awarded the Nestroy Prize in the Best Newcomer category for her role in «Grillenparz» by Thomas Arzt. She was nominated again in 2013 as Best Actress for her performance as Medea in «Mamma Medea» by Tom Lanoye (directed by Philipp Hauss).
Was born in Lucerne in 1974. He studied acting at the Salzburg Mozarteum Academy of Music and Performing Arts. His first engagement was from 2000 to 2002 at Theater Dortmund, and was subsequently engaged from 2002 to 2005 at Theater Freiburg under Artistic Director Amélie Niermeyer, with whom he joined the ensemble of Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus in 2006. During this period he played a number of leading roles including Bottom in «A Midsummer Night’s Dream» (director: Àlex Rigola), Ferdinand in «Love and Intrigue» (director: Stephan Rottkamp), Ariel in «The Tempest», Telegin in «Uncle Vanya» (director: Sebastian Baumgarten), Orlando in «As You Like It» (director: Amélie Niermeyer), Spitta in «The Rats» (director: Volker Lösch). In 2007 he performed at the Salzburg Festival in «Ein Fest für Boris» (director: Christiane Pohle). He has also worked with directors including Oliver Reese, Daniela Löffner, Corinna von Rad, Oliver Frljic, Alexander Müller-Elmau, Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer and Philipp Preuss. Also numerous film and tv productions («Tatort», «Ruhm», Ihr mich auch», «F. est un salaud» – a film by Marcel Gislerder, which was awarded the Swiss Film Prize.)
Born in Hamburg in 1982. Studied acting at the University of the Arts Berlin. Before and during her training she worked at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and the Deutsches Theater Berlin with directors including Jürgen Gosch, Jorinde Dröse and Julia Hölscher. Her first engagement led her to Schauspielhaus Graz from 2010 to 2014, where she worked with Anna Badora, Elmar Goerden, Viktor Bodo and others. During the 2014/2015 season she was a company member at Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus.
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Judith Hofmann was born in Zurich. She studied at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and from 1994 to 1999 was engaged at the Staatstheater in Munich, from 1999 to 2001 at the Burgtheater in Vienna and from 2001 to 2009 at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. In 2006 she was nominated for the Nestroy for her role as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing(director: David Bösch).
Since the 2009/10 season she has been a member of the Deutsches Theater ensemble. In 2010 she was awarded the Tilla-Durieux-Schmuck, which spends ten years in the possession of an "outstanding German actor". Currently she can be seen in Man in the Holocene.
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Born in Ulm in 1969. Studied acting and directing at the Salzburg Mozarteum University. His acting engagements include Cologne Schauspielhaus (including «Cham» by Michael Roes in 1993, director: Thirza Bruncken), Schauspielhaus Graz (including «Hurra Jesus» in 1995, director: Christoph Schlingensief), Theater Nürnberg, Phönix Theater Linz and the Theater Rampe Stuttgart. In 2007 he appeared in «Enron» for Drama X at the Vienna Schauspielhaus (director: Christoph Ernst). As a director he has worked at the Phönix Theater Linz (e.g. «The Lonely Hearts Club» by Robert Wolf in 2001, world premiere together with Forum Stadtpark Theater Graz; 2002, «The Powder Keg» by Dejan Dukovski) and at the Schauspielhaus Salzburg (e.g. the Austrian premiere of «Helge’s Life» by Sibylle Berg in 2003, and «A Clockwork Orange» after Anthony Burgess in 2004). From 2007/2008 onwards he was a company member at the Vienna Schauspielhaus, appearing in productions including «Dogs of God» by Thiemo Strutzenberger (director: Barbara Weber), in Ewald Palmetshofer’s plays «hamlet is dead. no gravity» and «animal. let us say underclass» (director: Felicitas Brucker) and directing «The Blue Blue Sea» by Nis Momme-Stockmann.
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Born in Oberwart (Austria) in 1973. Studied at the Vienna Volkstheater acting school. Theatre includes: «ARM:MUT» after Anton Wildgans (2008, TAG, director: Karl Wozek), «Casanova» by Paulus Hochgatterer (2008, Sommerspiele Melk, director: Alexander Hauer), «Young Tell» by Gregor Barcal and Alex Scheurer (Rabenhoftheater, director: Roman Freigassner), «The Nibelungen» by Friedrich Hebbel (2007, Sommerspiele Melk, director: Alexander Hauer), «Mr Puntila and his Man Matti» by Bertolt Brecht (2006, Ensembletheater, director: Dieter Haspel), «Jokebox» by Thomas Kamper (2005, dietheater Künstlerhaus, director: Thomas Kamper), «Chinoiserie» after Junichiro Tanizaki (2004, Vienna Schauspielhaus, director: Ong Ken Sen), «Macbeth» by William Shakespeare (2001, Vienna Schauspielhaus, director: Barrie Kosky). Barbara Horvath is also an actress for film and television. Since 2007 she has lectured at the Melk Theatre Academy. From 2011 to 2015 she was a full time company member at the Vienna Schauspielhaus, where she could be seen in «What it Means to go Bathing» by Bastian Sistig (director: Sebastian Schug), «Grillenparz» by Thomas Arzt (director: Sebastian Schug) and «Another Song of Death» by Juliane Stadelmann (director: Daniela Kranz).
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Born in Wetzikon and studied acting at the Zurich Theatre Academy. He was subsequently engaged by the Landesbühne Wilhelmshaven, Wuppertaler Bühnen and the Theater des Westens in Berlin, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Stadttheater Bern, Luzerner Theater and the Theater an der Winkelwiese in Zürich. He has worked together with directors including Peter Zadek, Elias Perrig and Stefan Bachmann, Rafael Sanchez, Tomas Schweigen and Simon Solberg. Martin Hug has been seen in numerous Swiss film and tv productions Produktionen («Verdingbub», «Sommervögel», «Tatort», «How about love», «Am Hang»). He has been a member of the acting company at Theater Basel since the 2001/2002 season and was seen most recently in Ibsen’s «The Wild Duck» (director: Amélie Niermeyer).
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Born in East Berlin in 1983 and studied from 2003 to 2007 at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst «Ernst Busch» in Berlin. He had worked at both the Deutsches Theater and the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin before accepting his first company engagement from 2008 to 2011 at the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar. Most recently he belonged to the acting company at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. There he worked with directors including Dušan David Pařízek, Nora Schlocker, Martin Laberenz, Christian Weise and Staffan Valdemar Holm. Florian Jahr has appeared in numerous television films.
Born in 1973 and grew up in the town of Schaffhausen. After completing high school, he worked as a carpenter, waiter and in various other professions. From 1995 to 1999 he trained as a qualified Swiss actor at the Hochschule der Künste Berne. From 1999 to 2003 he was a regular ensemble member at the Theater Neumarkt in Zurich where he worked with Elias Perrig, Corinna von Rad, Christian Pade, Crescentia Dünnser, Simone Blattner and others.
From 2003 to 2006 he was an ensemble member at Theater Basel, where he worked witht Ruedi Häusermann, Barbara Frey, Sebastian Nübling, Niklaus Helbling, Samuel Schwarz, Matthias Günther, Lars Ole Walburg, Rafael Sanchez and Stefan Müller. He worked freelance from 2006 to 2008, for example with the theatre company 400asa, in Hildesheim with Miriam Tscholl, at Theater Luzern with Ueli Jäggi and at Theater Freiburg.
From 2008 to 2014 he was a member of the ensemble at the Schaubühne Berlin, working with Alvis Hermanis, Ivo van Howe, Thomas Ostermeier, Michael Thalheimer, Marius von Mayenburg, Friederike Heller, Yossi Wieler, Egill Anton Pallsson and others. He toured the world with the production «Hamlet» (Thomas Ostermeier) and can still be seen at the Schaubühne as a guest.
Urs Jucker has an extensive interest in electronic experimental music, performing concerts primarily in Berlin using instruments he has constructed himself. Urs Jucker has appeared in many films, both in Switzerland and in Germany, including alongside Lars Eidinger and Jenny Schilly in «Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of our Parents» adapted from the novel by Lukas Bärfuss. In 2017 he was nominated for the Swiss Film Prize as Best Leading Actor in the film «Der Frosch».
Born in Bonn in 1968. Studied acting at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst «Ernst Busch» Berlin. While she was a student she performed in guest roles at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Theater Potsdam, Hebbel Theater Berlin (HAU). From 1996 to 2006 she was engaged by Theater Basel appearing in: «Life is a Dream» by Calderon de la Barca (1998, director: Jürgen Gosch), «The Robbers» by Friedrich Schiller (2000, director: Lars-Ole Walburg), «Entertaining Mr. Sloane» by Joe Orton (2002, director: Michael Thalheimer), «Life X 3» by Yasmina Reza (2002, director: Barbara Frey), «Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, ein Strassenstück durch Basel» by Dany Levy (2004, director: Dany Levy) and «Whole Days, Whole Nights» by Xavier Durringer (2006, director: Barbara Bürk). She performed at the 2006 Salzburg Festival in «VIKTOR! Happiness is a warm gun» after Roger Vitrac directed by Barbara Weber. From 2008 to 2015 she was a member of the acting company at the Vienna Schauspielhaus, performing in all the plays of Ewald Palmetshofer. In 2009 Katja Jung was nominated as Best Actress for the Vienna Nestroy Theatre Prize for her parts in Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s «Invasion!». She was nominated for the Nestroy Prize’s Audience Award in 2012.
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Born in Ludwigshafen on the Rhine in 1975. Studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover. Was engaged from 1997 to 2002 at Staatstheater Hannover (performances included «Marat/Sade» by Peter Weiss, director: Andreas Kriegenburg; «Legoland» by Dirk Dobbrow, director: Armin Petras), and from 2003 to 2007 at the Vienna Burgtheater (productions included «Time of the Plancks» by Sergi Belbel, director: Philip Tiedemann; «Wir machen’s auch ohne – A Hommage to Werner Schwab», director: Stephan Rottkamp; «Swim Like Dogs» by Reto Finger, director: Harald Brückner; «The Sunken Cathedral» by Gert Jonke, director: Christiane Pohle).
From 2007 to 2015 she was engaged at the Vienna Schauspielhaus where she appeared in Ewald Palmetshofer’s plays (including «hamlet is dead. no gravity» and «faust is hungry and chokes on grete», director: Felicitas Brucker) and in Theresia Walser’s «I am like you, I love apples» (director: Sebastian Schug). For her role as Helen in «Orphans» by Dennis Kelly Nicola Kirsch was nominated for the Nestroy Prize as Best Actress in 2011.
Simon Kirsch was born in Munich in 1985 and completed his acting training from 2006 to 2010 at the Otto Falckenberg-Schule in Munich, during which time he made guest appearances at the Münchner Kammerspiele. For the graduation show with his class, «Richard III», he was awarded the O.E. Hasse Prize and the solo prize at the Theatertreffen of German-speaking drama schools. From 2009 to 2013 Simon Kirsch was an ensemble member at the Burgtheater Vienna. Since the 2013/2014 season, he has been based at Schauspiel Köln. Kirsch also makes regular appearances in front of a camera.
Born in Uezwil (Switzerland) in 1959 and grew up in Muri, Aargau. Studied psychology and ethnology at Zurich University from 1979 to 1982 and acting at Zurich Drama School from 1980 to 1984. Following engagements at Schlosstheater Celle, Landestheater Tübingen, Stadttheater Konstanz and Schauspielhaus Hannover, he has been engaged by the Vienna Burgtheater since 1999. Roland Koch has enjoyed a long working relationship with the director Andreas Kriegenburg (including Doctor Thomas Stockmann in «An Enemy of the People» by Henrik Ibsen in 1998, invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen, and being nominated as Best Actor in Theater heute magazine in 2010 for Pandolfo in Goldoni’s «Servant of Two Masters» at Schauspiel Frankfurt). He was nominated for the Nestroy Prize as “Best Actor” in both 2008 and 2011 and the “Audience Award” in 2012. Directing includes Shakespeare: «Much Ado About Nothing» at Landestheater Niederösterreich, St. Pölten in 2013 and Moritz Rinke: «We love and know nothing» at St. Gallen in 2014.
Numerous television appearances (Doktor Gesswein in the tv series «Der Fürst und das Mädchen»; «Mona-Seiler-Krimis» with Mariele Millowitsch; the lead in ARD series «Geld.Macht.Liebe» from 2008 to 2009; the role of Count Metternich in «Geliebter Johann Geliebte Anna» in 2009 (best tv film at the Romy Awards 2010). Since Autumn 2011, Roland Koch has played Swiss detective Matteo Lüthi in the team of SWR’s Tatort-Konstanz. He is a visiting lecturer for the University of Applied Arts Vienna’s Department of Theatre- and Filmmaking. He also teaches acting at the "Vienna Conservatoire" and the subject of creating a role at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna.
Hedi Kriegeskotte lernte ihren Beruf an der staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover. Engagements als Schauspielerin führten sie u. a. an das Nationaltheater Mannheim, an das Schauspielhaus Bochum, an das Staatstheater Stuttgart, an das Deutsche Schauspielhaus Hamburg und an das Residenztheater München, wo sie mit Regisseur_innen wie Jürgen Gosch, Andrea Breth, Stefan Kimmig, Jürgen Bosse und Martin Kušej zusammenarbeitete.
Während ihrer Zeit als Ensemblemitglied am Staatstheater Stuttgart übernahm sie einen Lehrauftrag an der dortigen Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst und in Hamburg lehrt sie zurzeit am Schauspielstudio Frese. Sie wirkte in zahlreichen Film- und Fernsehproduktionen mit, u.a. spielte sie in mehreren Filmen von Sönke Wortmann mit («Allein unter Frauen», «Kleine Haie», «Der bewegte Mann» und «Der Campus»), drehte zuletzt die Kinofilme «Vorwärts immer!» von Franziska Meletzky und «Der Junge muss an die frische Luft» von Caroline Link und ist seit 2017 in den Fernsehserien «Magda macht das schon» und «Professor T.» zu sehen. Weiter ist sie immer wieder als Sprecherin bei Hörspielproduktionen, Lesungen und musikalischen Veranstaltungen tätig.
Sie wurde von der Fachzeitschrift Theater heute zweimal als «Schauspielerin des Jahres» nominiert und war mit vier Inszenierungen zum Theatertreffen in Berlin eingeladen. Am Theater Basel ist sie in der Spielzeit 2018/19 in Millers «Hexenjagd» in der Regie von Robert Icke zu sehen.
Der gebürtige Schweizer Stefan Kurt absolvierte eine Ausbildung zum Primarlehrer, bevor er am Konservatorium für Musik und Theater in Bern Schauspiel studierte. 1985 wurde er vom Regisseur und Intendanten Jürgen Flimm entdeckt und ans Hamburger Thalia Theater engagiert.
Seit 1994 ist er als freier Schauspieler für Film und Theater tätig und arbeitete mit renommierten Regisseuren wie Robert Wilson, Jürgen Flimm, Christoph Marthaler, Barbara Frey, Stefan Huber, David Hermann und Philipp Stölzl. Mit der Hauptrolle im TV-Mehrteiler «Der Schattenmann» (Regie: Dieter Wedel) wurde Stefan Kurt einem breiten Publikum bekannt.
Er wirkte seither in zahlreichen Fernseh- und Kinoproduktionen mit, u. a. 2000 in «Beresina oder die letzten Tage der Schweiz», 2009 an der Seite von Corinna Harfouch und Bruno Ganz in «Giulias Verschwinden», 2011 in «Der Verdingbub», 2012 in «Akte Grüninger», 2013 in «Lovely Louise» und 2017 in «Papa Moll und die Entführung des fliegenden Hundes».
Stefan Kurt wurde mit verschiedenen Preisen ausgezeichnet, darunter der Boy Gobert-Preis, Adolf-Grimme- Preis, Telestar, Deutsche Schauspielerpreis sowie Schweizer Filmpreis.
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Franziska Machens was born in 1984 in Hildesheim, and studied acting from 2005 to 2009 at the Otto Falckenberg School of the Performing Arts in Munich. During this time she could be seen at the Schauspielhaus Zürich in Alvis Hermanis’ production of Der Idiot. Anfang des Romans (The Idiot. Start of the Novel).
From 2009 to 2013 she was a member of the ensemble at the Schauspielhaus Zürich and played Rosalinde in As You Like It (director: Sebastian Nübling) and Hilde Wangel in The Master Builder (director: Barbara Frey). Since the 2013/14 season she has been a member of the Deutsches Theater ensemble.
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Justus Maier was born in Gütersloh in 1992. He began training as an actor in 2012 at the Leipzig Academy of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. He was a member of the studio at Schauspiel Köln from 2014 to 2016 and has been a full ensemble member at Schauspiel Köln since the 2016/2017 season.
Born in Munich in 1973. Trained as a stone mason and sculptor before training as an actor in Munich. First engagement at Theater Bielefeld, then engaged full time at Schauspiel Stuttgart. There he worked with directors including René Pollesch, Volker Lösch and Karin Henkel. In 2013 he moved to become a full time company member at the Vienna Schauspielhaus.
In the cinema he has been seen in Matthias Kiefersauer’s short «Wunderbare Tage» (2002), for the Hörverlag he has worked on numerous audio books including Sven Regener’s «Herr Lehmann» and «Der kleine Bruder», Tino Hanekamp’s «So was von da» as well as Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s «Journey to the End of the Night».
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Born in Zurich in 1978. Studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich. During his studies he performed numerous guest roles at the Theater an der Sihl and the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in Zürich, touring to the Thalia Theater in Hamburg and Schauspielhaus Zürich. From 2005 to 2010 he was a member of the acting company at war Schauspiel Essen under Artistic Director Anselm Weber. There he worked together with directors including David Bösch, Anselm Weber, Stephanie Sewella and Sebastian Nübling. In 2008 he received the Aalto Stage Prize for Young Artists and in 2009 the Academy of the Arts’ Emerging Artist Prize in the performing arts category. He has been a member of the acting company at Schauspielhaus Bochum since the 2010/2011 season. In November 2013 he was awarded the Bochum Theatre Prize in the category “Artists who have Arrived”.
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Ulrich Matthes was born in Berlin. His first engagements took him to Theater Krefeld Mönchengladbach, the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and the Bayerische Staatsschauspiel. In 1988 he moved to the Münchner Kammerspiele, and in 1992 to the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin. Ulrich Matthes has been a member of the Deutsches Theater ensemble since 2004.
He has won many prizes, including the Gertrud-Eysoldt-Ring for Outstanding Achievements in Acting in 2004, and – at the Theatertreffen Berlin 2007 – the Theaterpreis Berlin of the Stiftung Preußischer Seehandlung. In 2005 and 2008 he was selected as Actor of the Year by the magazine "Theater heute", while in 2008 he received the Faust theatre prize for his role as Vanya in Jürgen Gosch’s production of Uncle Vanya. In 1998 he was the recipient of the Bavarian Film Award for his performance in the film Feuerreiter (Fire Rider). In 2015 he received the Grimme Prize for his role in the Tatort film Im schmerz geboren (Born in Pain), as well as a Goldene Kamera award for Best German Actor. In 2015 he also won a Deutsche Fernsehakademie award for his role in the TV series Bornholmer Straße. Ulrich Matthes is a member of the Academy of Arts Berlin and the German and European Film Academy.
Born in Vienna. Trained as an actor at the City of Vienna Conservatoire. He has been engaged by the Thalia Theater Hamburg, Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Ensemble Theater Vienna, Renaissance Theater Vienna, the Salzburg Festival and the Wiener Festwochen. From 2006 to 2008 he worked at Graz Schauspielhaus and then from 2008 to 2013 at the Schauspielhaus Vienna, where Mayer could be seen in productions by Nora Schlocker, Daniela Kranz, Robert Borgmann, Bastian Kraft and others.
In 2011 he won the Nestroy Prize for «Best Actor» for his role in «Grillenparz» by Thomas Arzt and various roles in «Bruno Schulz: The Messiah» by Malgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk. From 2014 to 2016 he joined the acting company at Schauspiel Frankfurt, where his roles included the title role in «The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui» directed by Samuel Weiss. Since 2016 Mayer has worked as a freelance actor at venues including Schauspiel Köln, Schauspiel Frankfurt and the Nibelungen Festival Worms. He can be seen at Theater Basel in the 2018/2019 season in the role of Guillamar in «King Arthur».
Born and grew up in Innsbruck, trained as an actor from 1997 to 2001 at the Otto Falckenberg Schule in Munich. This was followed by engagements at the Münchner Kammerspiele, the Théâtre national de la Colline Paris, the Théâtre national de Strasbourg, Thalia Theater Hamburg, Schauspiel Cologne and the RuhrTriennale.
Until 2012 he was a company member at the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel Munich. He also appears regularly in films and on television. He was awarded the Prix de Souffleur in 2006 for his role as Le Fou in «Le Chemin de Damas» at the Théâtre National de la Colline. He has twice been nominated as best actor for the German Film Prize for An Emerging Artist at the Munich Film Festival.
Parallel to his work as an actor, he also began to work as a director and stage designer in France and Germany. In 2005 he began studying Architecture at the University of the Arts Berlin alongside his acting career. Since then Wolfgang Menardi has regularly worked as a stage designer in Nürnberg, Potsdam, Münster, Augsburg and Vienna.
Born in Austria in 1977 and grew up near Linz. She was engaged by the Vienna Burgtheater while still training at the Max Reinhardt Seminar, making her debut as the whore in Schnitzler’s «La Ronde» in 1999. In April 2004 she appeared in Frank Castorf’s «Greed for Gold» at the Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen, a co-production with the Berlin Volksbühne, whose acting company she joined in 2004. In 2010 and 2011 she played the Lover in «Jedermann» at the Salzburg Festival. She made her cinema debut in 2000 in «Abschied». She was hailed as a “shooting star” for her role in István Szabo’s «Taking Sides» at the 2001 Berlinale. She has appeared in numerous other films including Oliver Hirschbiegel’s «Downfall», Tom Tykwer’s adaptation of the novel «Perfume», Doris Dörrie’s «Kirschblüten – Hanami», Michael Haneke’s «The White Ribbon» and Matthias Glasner’s «Gnade».
Birgit Minichmayr was a company member at the Vienna Burgtheater from 2007 to 2012 performing numerous roles including «Der Weibsteufel» and Lady Macbeth. From 2011 to 2013 she was a company member at the Munich Residenztheater. Since 2014 she has worked freelance in Vienna, Munich, Berlin und Hamburg. In the course of her career she has worked as an actor with directors including Frank Castorf, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Dimiter Gotscheff, René Pollesch, Stephan Kimmig, Luc Bondy and Martin Kušej.
On television Birgit Minichmayr was recently seen in leading roles in «Adele − Das Geld der Anderen» and «Eine Liebe für den Frieden – Bertha von Suttner und Alfred Nobel». She can currently be seen in the ZDF series «Dengler – die letzte Flucht» directed by Lars Kraume. She has received numerous acting awards including the Nestroy Theatre Prize on four separate occasions. She won the Silver Bear at the 2009 Berlinale for her role in Maren Ade’s «Everyone Else».
Born in Munich in 1993. First experiences of theatre while still at school. In his final years of school he completed preparatory training in contemporary dance at Iwanson in Munich. After high school graduation in 2012 he spent time in London taking courses in stage English, dance and singing and writing and acting with the Gärtnerplatz Youth Theatre in Munich. From 2013 to 2015 Neuberger studied Theatre, Film and Media Studies at Vienna University, during which time he joined the Burgtheater’s youth club «strikt ambivalent» and took dance intensives at PerformDance Vienna.
He also took singing lessons with Wolfgang Watzka, Oliver Wejwar and Sarah Yorke. In 2015 he began musical studies at the August Everding Theatre Academy in Munich before moving in 2016 to the Acting course at the Hochschule der Künste Berne. In his course he has taken part in various projects as an actor, performer, dancer and singer. In 2017 his project «I am the Walrus» was part of the Schaubudensommer Dresden. He was also a reader in the scenic reportage «Sochi’s Soundtrack» by Dmitrij Gawrisch directed by Michael Schönert at the Schlachthaus Theater Bern and the Lovelace Hotel Munich. In 2018 he completed his graduation piece, a solo project «AUSNAHME: ZUSTAND.komfortzonenkollisionen», based on texts he had written himself.
Philip Neuberger is completing his practical term at Theater Basel during the 2018/19 season.
Trained as an actor at the Saarland Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Saarbrücken. During her final year as a student she was engaged by Andrea Breth for the Schaubühne Berlin. Further engagements followed in Hamburg and Zürich, at the TAT in Frankfurt, the Berlin Volksbühne and the Vienna Burgtheater, where she has been a member of the acting company since 2004. She has worked with the directors Luc Bondy, René Pollesch, Barbara Frey, Dimiter Gotscheff, Karin Beier, Martin Kušej, Nicolas Stemann and others. On film she has worked repeatedly with Adolf Winkelmann, Arne Feldhusen, Dieter Wedel and Isabel Kleefeld. She won the Adolf Grimme Prize for her strong performance as a kleptomaniac who is almost destroyed by the world around her and can only survive through humour in Isabel Kleefeld’s tv film «Arnie’s World». Other awards followed, including the Bavarian Television Prize, the Ulrich Wildgruber Prize and the Mülheim Playwriting Prize on several occasions for her work with René Pollesch, who insists on sharing this prize with his actors. Alongside her theatre work she has been involved in numerous film and television productions including «Contergan», «Im Netz»‚ «Schlaflos», «Schöne Frauen» and the international cinema release «Walk on Water». She has become familiar to a wider audience through her leading role in the tv series «Mord mit Aussicht».
Wurde 1988 in Hamburg geboren. Er studierte zunächst Musikwissenschaft an der Universität Hamburg, bevor er sein Schauspielstudium an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater «Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy» in Leipzig absolvierte. Im Anschluss an sein Studium war er am Schauspiel Frankfurt engagiert. Seit der Spielzeit 2017/2018 ist er als freischaffender Schauspieler tätig. Er arbeitete u.a. mit den Regisseurinnen Julie Van den Berghe, Katrin Plötner und Susanne Lietzow zusammen.
Arbeiten führten ihn u.a. ans Residenztheater München, das Staatsschauspiel Dresden, die Salzburger Festspiele, das Schauspiel Frankfurt sowie das Theater Basel.
Eine enge Zusammenarbeit verbindet ihn mit dem Regisseur Ulrich Rasche. Er wirkte in den Inszenierungen «Das große Heft» am Staatsschauspiel Dresden, sowie «Woyzeck» am Theater Basel mit, welche zum Berliner Theatertreffen eingeladen wurden. Die Inszenierung «Die Perser» (Koproduktion Schauspiel Frankfurt/Salzburger Festspiele) wurde mit dem Nestroy-Preis als beste Aufführung im deutschsprachigen Raum ausgezeichnet.
Born in Switzerland of Italian descent. Studied piano in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Zürich, Paris and Basel, followed by acting in Geneva and experimental music theatre in Berne. In recent years he has worked as an actor and musician at various theatres including Theater Basel, Gessnerallee Zürich, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Konzert Theater Bern, Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) and Radialsystem Berlin, Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, Théâtre Le Poche Geneva, Théâtre Le Public Brussels, Théâtre Populaire Romand and Théâtre ABC La Chaux-de-Fonds.
He collaborates regularly with the director Thom Luz, with whose play «When I die » he has toured France, Germany, Icleand and Switzerland. In recent years he has also appeared in two productions by Ruedi Häusermann.
Wolfgang Pregler was born in Höntrup in 1956. Before he trained as an actor at the University of the Arts Berlin he studied German Literature, Philosophy and Art History in Münster. While still a student he was engaged by Dieter Dorn for the Münchner Kammerspiele, where he remained an ensemble member for five years. Further engagements followed at the Schillertheater in Berlin and the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, the Nibelungen Festival in Worms and the Salzburg Festival. In 2001 he returned to the Münchner Kammerspiele as a full-time ensemble member where he worked with directors including Luc Perceval, Andreas Kriegenburg, Stefan Pucher, Stephan Kimmig and Johan Simons. Wolfgang Pregler has also appeared in numerous film and television productions. Since the 2016/2017 season he has appeared as a guest at Schauspiel Köln.
Born in Vienna in 1966. Studied at the Krauss Acting School and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York. From 1998 to 2006 he appeared in numerous roles at Theater Basel, working together with directors including Stefan Bachmann, Lars Ole Walburg, Stefan Pucher, Sebastian Hartmann, Sebastian Nübling and Barbara Frey. He subsequently appeared at the Vienna Schauspielhaus in productions including «Es geht uns gut» by Andreas Jungwirth after the novel by Arno Geiger (director: Lars-Ole Walburg, world premiere at the Wiener Festwochen 2008) and in «Orphans» by Dennis Kelly (director: Ramin Gray, 2011). At Theater Garage X he appeared in «The Sacrifice» by Andrey Tarkovsky (director: Philipp Hauß, 2013), and at the Vienna Volkstheater in August Strindberg’s «Miss Julie» (director: René Medvešek, 2013).
For the Burgtheater he took over parts in Wajdi Mouawads «Scorched» (director: Stefan Bachmann, 2008) and in Horváth’s «Tales From the Vienna Woods» (director: Stefan Bachmann, 2010) as well as Bertolt Brecht’s «St. Joan of the Stockyards» (director: Michael Thalheimer, 2010). He was seen most recently in «The Last Days of Mankind» (director: Georg Schmiedleitner, 2014) and in Elfriede Jelinek’s «The Suppliants» (director: Michael Thalheimer) at the Burgtheater.
Alongside his theatre work he has regularly appeared in front of the camera for film and television.
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Born in Berlin in 1990. Initially studied Medicine in Berlin, then acting in Salzburg in 2010 and moved to Leipzig in 2011. As part of his course he spent 2013 performing in the Studio of Staatsschauspiel Dresden, where his appearances included the world premiere of Jochen Schmidt’s «Snail Mill» directed by Robert Lehniger, Susanne Lietzow’s production of Juli Zeh’s «Corpus Delicti» and the world premiere of Monika Maron’s «Interlude», directed by Malte Schiller. He also worked with Nuran David Calis and Linus Tunström. He was awarded a bursary by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2014/2015).
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Nils Rovira-Muñoz was born in Nuremberg in 1991 and grew up in Guayaquil and Bremen. From 2011 to 2015 he completed actor training at the «Ernst Busch» Theatre Academy in Berlin. He took part in the 6th Easter festival of Arts Academies at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin in a performance of «Berlin Alexanderplatz» directed by Angelika Waller. This was followed by a guest role at the Deutsches Theater Berlin in Frank Abt’s «Geschichten von Hier: IV». In 2014 he acted in Marcel Kohler’s production of «Philoktet» at the bat-Studiotheater, which subsequently toured to Florence, Chisinau and Munich.
From 2015 to 2017 Rovira-Muñoz was an ensemble member at the Vienna Volkstheater, performing there in Felix Hafner’s «The Misanthrope», Philipp Preuss’ «Romeo and Juliet» and Sebastian Schug’s «The Tobacconist». He has worked as a freelance actor at Theaterhaus Jena and Kampnagel Hamburg as well as making film and television appearances. Nils Rovira-Muñoz can be seen at Theater Basel for the first time in the 2018/2019 season as Albanact in «King Arthur».
Born in Dortmund, Myriam Schröder graduated in acting from the Folkwang University in Essen. She began her training in the musical theatre, at that time part of the dance department under Artistic Director Pina Bausch. After two years she switched to acting, graduating in 1996.
Her first role was Ronja Räubertochter, the title role in the children’s book of the same name by Astrid Lindgren, at Theater Oberhausen. She was subsequently engaged by the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, where she won the State of North Rhine-Westphalia’s Emerging Artist’s Prize in 2002, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and the Vienna Burgtheater. Landmark directors in her career were Anna Badora, Jürgen Gosch, Nicolas Stemann, Jan Bosse, Sebastian Hartmann, Laurent Chétouane and Karin Beier.
From 2009 to 2015 she worked at Schauspiel Cologne, the Vienna Schauspielhaus and the Deutsches Theater Berlin. She can still be seen at the Deutsches Theater in the 2015/2016 season in the production »Er nicht als er« by Elfride Jelinek (director: Felicitas Brucker), which has been in repertoire there since 2012.
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Born in Filderstadt in 1983, she trained as an actor from 2007 to 2010 at the «Ernst Busch» Theatre Academy in Berlin. While still a student she worked at the bat Studiotheater with Leander Haussmann, David Czesienski and others. Since 2009 she appeared in numerous productions by Andreas Kriegenburg at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, including «Hamlet» and «Judith». In 2011 she played Anya in Thorsten Lensing and Jan Hein’s production of «The Cherry Orchard» at the Berlin Sophiensaele.
From 2011 to 2013 she was an ensemble member at the Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin. Since 2013/2014 she has been an ensemble member at the Vienna Burgtheater, where she has worked with directors such as Jette Steckel, Antú Romero Nunes, Jan Bosse and Simon Stone. Aenne Schwarz also works as an actress on camera, for example in Uli Edel’s «Zeiten ändern sich» and Maria Schrader’s «Vor der Morgenröte».
Born in Munich in 1987. While studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg she worked closely with Gernot Grünewald and made guest appearances at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus. In 2010 she was first engaged by the Studio at Schauspiel Frankfurt and subsequently joined the acting company there. Since then she has worked regularly with Andreas Kriegenburg, playing Elisabeth in «Faith, Hope and Charity» and Nina in «The Seagull»; for her performance as Lucie in Goethe’s »Stella« she won the Best Newcomer award at the Hessische Theatertagen in 2011. Lisa Stiegler has already worked with Philipp Preuß («A Dream Play», «Roberto Zucco»), Kevin Rittberger, Stephan Kimmig, Falk Richter and most recently with Dave St. Pierre.
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Born in Göttingen. Trained as an actor in Berlin. This was followed by engagements at the Landestheater Tübingen and the Theater an der Sihl in Zürich. She also performed guest roles at the Schauspielhaus Zürich and the Theater Kanton Zürich. Cathrin Störmer has worked regularly in the independent theatre sector with a range of groups and directors at venues including the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich, Kaserne Basel, Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Theater an der Winkelwiese Zürich and the Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. Together with Andreas Storm she developed the format «Worst Case Szenarios». She has been a member of the acting company at Theater Basel since 2012/2013.
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Born in Kirchdorf an der Krems (Upper Austria) in 1982. Studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna, where he was taught by Klaus Maria Brandauer, Susanne Granzer, René Pollesch and others. Alongside his training he was also engaged at the Vienna Burgtheater from 2002 to 2005. This was followed by an engagement at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg from 2005 to 2007. In the 2008/2009 season he worked at the Theater am Neumarkt in Zürich with Barbara Weber and Rafael Sanchez.
At the Vienna Schauspielhaus he acted in the world premiere of «living. under glass» von Ewald Palmetshofer during the 2007/2008 season and became a full time member fo the acting company in 2010/2011.
He has completed a Master’s degree in Gender Studies at Vienna University. Playwriting grants from the BMUKK and Literar-Mechana have supported his work as a playwright. He also participated in the Forum-Text writing project run by the drama forum of uniT Graz, mentored by the writer Peter Waterhouse. He took part in the Vienna Schauspielhaus’s playwriting programme «stück/für/stück», winning the Audience Award for the play he created there «Dogs of God». His play «The Zofen Suicides» received its world premiere in 2010. This was followed by further world premieres of his plays «Queen Recluse» (2013, director: Martin Schmiederer) and «Dogs of God» (2014, director: Barbara Weber) at the Vienna Schauspielhaus.
In 2015/2016 he joined the acting company at Theater Basel.
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Yodit Tarikwa wurde in Addis Abeba geboren. Während ihres Schauspielstudiums an der Musik und Kunst Universität Wien wirkte sie in verschiedenen freien Theaterproduktionen mit und gastierte 2015 am Landestheater Niederösterreich. In der Spielzeit 2016/17 wechselte sie ins Ensemble des Schauspiel Frankfurt. Seit 2018 ist Tarikwa als freie Schauspielerin u.a. am Renaissance Theater Wien, am Werk X und am Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin tätig.
In der Spielzeit 2018/2019 ist sie am Theater Basel in Arthur Millers «Hexenjagd» zu sehen.
Born in Saarbrücken in 1976 and grew up in Heidelberg. Studied Sociology at Berlin Free University and Acting at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst «Ernst Busch» Berlin. In 2006 he won the Solo Prize at the National Contest for German Drama Schools in Munich and in 2008 he won the prize for Best Performer at the 24th North Rhine-Westphalia children’s and young people’s theatre meeting. From 2007 to 2009 he was a full time member of the acting company at Theater Bielefeld and from 2011 to 2013 at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. As a freelance actor he has worked at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar and the Vienna Schauspielhaus. He has worked together with many directors including Robert Borgmann, Falk Richter, Kevin Rittberger and Nora Schlocker.
Michael Wächter was born in Leipzig, attended the Roosevelt High School of the Performing Arts in California in 2002/2003 and then studied at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin. While still a student he won the Bensheim Theatre Prize with Maik Priebe’s production »Sallinger« in 2008 and with »Faust« (director: Matthias Günther) was invited to the GATS Festival in Peking.
From 2010 to 2015 he was a member of the acting company at the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar (DNT) and worked there with directors including Thirza Bruncken, Thomas Dannemann, Wolfgang Engel, Jan Neumann, Corinna von Rad, Dominique Schnizer, Robert Schuster and Hasko Weber. He played Raskolnikov in »Crime and Punishment«, Marinelli in »Emilia Galotti«, Astrov in »Uncle Vanya« as well as the title roles in »Merlin« and »The Misanthrope«.
The also directed Jon Fosse’s »Nightsongs« and devised the musical gala »Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg« with actors, singers and musicians. In his DNT Late Night Show »Wächter’s Friends« guests included Dominique Horwitz, soprano Catherine Foster and entertainer Harald Schmidt.
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Born in Lausanne (VD) and grew up bilingual in Wollerau (SZ). Her earliest theatrical experiences came at the Kantonsschule Ausserschwyz (SZ) directed by Swiss composer Mischa Käser.
Since 2016 she has studied Acting at the Hochschule der Künste Berne. During the course she has worked on various projects she has developed herself and directed the project «Bacon», examining the artist Francis Bacon and attempting to transpose the visual arts into the performing arts.
In 2017 she was awarded a development prize by the Friedl Wald Stiftung and the Migros Culture Percentage Foundation. In 2018 she performed at Schauspielhaus Zürich in the production «Trouble in Paradise» directed by Stephan Müller, where she could also be seen in film excerpts directed by Tom Gerber.
Born in Gelsenkirchen in1962 in Gelsenkirchen. Trained at the Figurentheaterkolleg (German Institute of Puppetry) in Bochum and the Westphalian Acting School in Bochum. He has performed at numerous German theatres including the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berliner Ensemble, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Schillertheater and Deutsches Theater in Berlin, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, the Thalia-Theater Hamburg, Schauspiel Frankfurt and Staatstheater Stuttgart. From 1995 to 1996 he was briefly Artistic Director of the Berliner Ensemble. This was where one of his most successful works was created («Arturo Ui» in Heiner Müller’s production of Brecht) with over 300 performances. From 1999 he worked chiefly for the Berlin Volksbühne. Since 2009 Martin Wuttke has been a member of the acting company at the Vienna Burgtheater.
He has worked together with directors including Frank Castorf, Christoph Schlingensief, Christoph Marthaler and René Pollesch. He has become familiar to a wider tv audience as the Leipziger «Tatort» detective Keppler.
His numerous awards include the Gertrud Eysoldt Ring (1995), the Boy Gobert Prize awarded by the Körber-Stiftung (2003), being voted Actor of the Year by the critics in Theater heute magazine (2003 and 2015), the Nestroy Prize for Best Actor (2010), German Theatre Prize DER FAUST in the category theatrical performance (2011) and the Theatre Prize of the Russian Stanislavsky Foundation for outstanding acting performances (2013). He has been a member of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin since 1996.
Born in Augsburg in 1989. Trained as an actor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich where she was seen most recently as the Soldier in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s «Blood on the Cat’s Neck» directed by Thomas Schmauser. During her studies she took guest roles at Theater Ingolstadt, which included the production «Origin of the World», with which she was invited to the International Theatre Festival JoakimInterfest in Kragujevac, Serbia, and the German premiere of Thomas Arzt’s «Grillenparz».
Charis, Gemahlin des SosiasInformation
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Born in Munich. Trained as an actor from 2004 to 2008 at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" in Berlin. During his studies he performed guest roles at Nationaltheater Mannheim. Further guest engagements followed, including at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin («Agnes Braun» by Tine Rahel Völcker, director: Nora Schlocker; «Alan’s War», director: Sascha Hargesheimer) at the Deutsches Theater Berlin («Caligula», director: Jette Steckel). From 2008 to 2011 he was a member of the acting company at the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar. Here he was seen as Caliban in Shakespeare’s «The Tempest», as Jason in «Medea» and in the title role in «Liliom» by Franz Molnar (both directed by Nora Schlocker) as also as Daniel Puttkammer in «Waiting Room Future» by Oliver Kluck (director: Daniela Kranz). From 2011 to 2013 he was a member of the acting company at Schauspielhaus Graz (where roles included Helmer in «A Doll’s House» by Henrik Ibsen and Hoederer in «Dirty Hands» by Jean-Paul Sartre, both directed by Wojtek Klemm).
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Hans Uli/Hans von Stoffeln/Sigrist/ChristenInformation