Jonas Alsleben

Jonas Alsleben ist Filmemacher und freier Videokünstler, er lebt in München und unterrichtet an der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main im Studiengang Regie den Umgang mit Medien im Theater. Seit 2020 ist Alsleben Leiter der Videoabteilung am Bayerischen Staatsschauspiel in München.
Jonas Alsleben hat an der Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg und an der Universität der Künste in Berlin studiert. Seine Arbeiten wurden unter anderem in der Kunsthalle Bremen, im ZKM in Karlsruhe und im Kunstmuseum Basel gezeigt. In den letzten zehn Jahren war er für diverse Performance- ,Oper-, und Theaterproduktionen als Videokünstler engagiert und hat am Schauspiel Stuttgart, am Thalia Theater Hamburg, am Schauspiel Frankfurt, am Residenztheater München, am Staatstheater Hannover, am Theater Basel, am Staatstheater Kassel, auf Kampnagel Hamburg, am Theater Bremen und am Schauspielhaus Graz gearbeitet. Er hat u.a. mit den Regisseur*innen Claudia Bauer, Thom Luz, Simon Stone, Bastian Kraft, Elsa-Sophie Jach, Lydia Steier, Oliver Reese, Martin G. Berger, Juliane Kann, Hans Ulrich Becker und Hanna Müller zusammengearbeitet.
Die Produktionen, an denen Jonas Alsleben beteiligt war, wurden zu zahlreichen Gastspielen und Festivals eingeladen.

Productions

The Australian playwright and director Simon Stone whose attention-grabbing contemporary interpretations of classic dramas have caused an international sensation, takes characters, narrative threads and motifs from Horváth’s works, catapults them into the present day and weaves them together into a touching, post-heroic panorama of human effort in times of crisis.

Unsere Zeit (Our Time)

No other play by Heinrich von Kleist inspires quite so many superlatives as «Käthchen of Heilbronn». It is not only the most successful, but also the most romantic, the most fairy tale-like and at the same time the most mysterious play that he wrote.

Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (KÄTHCHEN OF HEILBRONN)
THEATRE DAY
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 04 Apr

After fifteen years in exile, Orestes returns incognito to his home city of Argos – the same city in which his father Agamemnon was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus on his victorious return from Troy. However, desire for revenge is not the reason for his spontaneous homecoming – it is the rumour of a mysterious plague of flies. When his sister Electra persuades him to stay, it gradually dawns on him that Clytemnestra and Aegisthus are not only cruelly oppressing the people, they have also implicated him in Agamemnon’s murder. Only then does Orestes decide to take action.

Die Fliegen (the flies)
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sun 31 Mar

At Whitsun the lion king Nobel invites his subjects to his court for an early summer celebration. The entire animal kingdom gathers – ranging from the crane to the wolf and the bear. Only one animal is missing: the fox called Reineke. As soon as his name his mentioned, the mood of harmony vanishes. One angry accusation follows another and Reinike the fox is charged in his absence with a series of incredible crimes. The cockerel, for example, complains of losing his wife and children – Reineke ate them for supper. When he is eventually put on trial, the accomplished liar – an animal equivalent of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt – manages to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes – man, woman or creature – and slip his neck out of the noose. Eventually he even acquires a whole crowd of followers and is elected Chancellor.

 

The moral of the story is that not everyone with foxy cunning and a talent for oratory puts those gifts to benevolent use – on the contrary! But how can we tell the difference between truth and lies? How can we avoid being taken in by the peddlers of fake news? How can we remain faithful to our own opinions and values?

Reineke Fuchs
Marstall, 17.00 o'clock
Sat 02 Mar
School Performance
Marstall, 11.00 o'clock
Mon 04 Mar
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In her new work, the director Claudia Bauer, who has been invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen four times and is renowned for her work with fast and furious acting ensembles, now tackles someone who typifies Munich, the brilliant comedian Karl Valentin. In her usual, opulent stage language she will devise a homage to the Bavarian whose anarchic approach to language led the critic Alfred Kerr to invent the term «Wortzerklauberer», someone who steals words and tears them to pieces.

Valentiniade. Sportliches Singspiel mit allen Mitteln (VALENTINIADE. SPORTING SINGSPIEL WITH NO HOLDS BARRED)