Geboren 1989 in Zürich, studierte Liliane Amuat am Max Reinhardt Seminar Wien Schauspiel. Nach vier Jahren im Ensemble des Wiener Burgtheaters und vier Jahren am Theater Basel wechselte sie 2019 ans Residenztheater. Sie arbeitete u. a. mit Regisseur*innen wie Sebastian Baumgarten, Katie Mitchell, Bastian Kraft, Stefan Kimmig und Simon Stone, mit dessen Inszenierungen sie 2016 und 2017 zum Berliner Theatertreffen eingeladen wurde. 2020 erhielt sie den Kurt Meisel Förderpreis für ihre Darstellung in «Lulu».
Für ihre Hauptrolle in «Skizzen von Lou» wurde sie für den Schweizer Filmpreis 2017 als «Beste Darstellerin» und als «Beste Nachwuchsschauspielerin» beim Max Ophüls Filmfestival nominiert, außerdem erhielt sie 2017 den Schweizer Fernsehfilmpreis. 2021 erhielt sie den Bayerischen Kunstförderpreis in der Sparte Darstellende Kunst.
Zuletzt war sie im Kinofilm «Das Mädchen und die Spinne», der an der Berlinale mit zwei silbernen Bären ausgezeichnet wurde, zu sehen. Sie spielt außerdem in dem Film «Die Mittagsfrau» von Barbara Albert, der 2023 in die Kinos kommt.
«Danton’s Death», written by the 22-year-old Georg Büchner in a mere five weeks in 1835 following extensive research, is based on historical sources and documents from the French Revolution, whose maxims of «liberty, equality and fraternity» shaped our understanding of modern European democracies. However, Büchner does not tell of the triumphant beginnings, the storming of the Bastille as part of a popular uprising that continues to be celebrated today, focusing instead on a few days towards the end of the Jacobins’ so-called reign of terror in the spring of 1794.Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)
The Australian writer and director Simon Stone took Chekhov’s famous play as the starting point for his rewriting – voted «Play of the Year 2017» in «Theater heute» magazine – that combines rapid fire dialogue, subtle character studies and the ambivalence that arises from them while locating the play thematically in the here and now.Drei Schwestern (Three sisters)
The Munich dramatist Frank Wedekind spent over twenty years working on what he called his monster tragedy which, due to harsh censorship, would never be performed in his home city during his lifetime. It was too indecent, too lewd. In Lulu, Wedekind created a snake, a creature «to tempt, to seduce» – and to murder. For her lovers, Lulu is like a screen onto which they can project their desires – whatever a man wants, he will find it in her. And it goes further: Lulu’s seductions drive an entire succession of her lovers in Munich and Paris to their deaths until she ultimately throws herself into death’s arms in the back streets of London.Lulu
Hamsun’s trilogy tells the story of a man who feels he has been overlooked by the elites that set the tone and cheated of social recognition. The philosopher Ivar Kareno evolves from a 30-year-old radical and anti-liberal writer on the fringes of poverty into a 40-year-old private tutor to the two sons of a businessman in a distant coastal region. Here Kareno sits brooding in his writing tower, while an infectious fever descends on people, arriving from the North, the businessman Otermann is driven mad by his wealth and a strange man wanders between the houses, rumoured to be justice. Ten years later, the 50-year-old Kareno is still hoping for a major turning point in his life. And he will indeed reach a milestone where he must decide whether he will remain true to the radical ideas of his youth or to pursue a career that is more measured politically.Spiel des Lebens (The game of life)
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)
«And often the outward signs of ascent only become apparent once the decline has begun again.» In his 1901 novel, subtitled «The Decline of a Family», Thomas Mann uses precise characterisation and an ironic style to describe the incipient structural collapse of the grande bourgeoisie. Mann drew his inspiration for «Buddenbrooks» from the story of his own family in Lübeck and people of the city where he was living at the time: Munich. Mann shows the potential complexity of relations between North and South Germany with considerable humour in the relationship between Tony Buddenbrook and the Munich hop-trader Alois Permaneder.Buddenbrooks
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)
With «Success», we journey into the inner workings of a society in which everything is measured in terms of personal career advantage, the demands of embittered contemporaries, hatred of one’s neighbours, anger at those with a different political opinion and one’s own lack of any sense of direction.Erfolg (SUCCESS)