Claudia Bauer

Born in Landshut in Lower Bavaria, studied Acting and Directing at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin. From 1999 to 2004, she was Artistic Director of Theaterhaus Jena and from 2005 to 2007 Resident Director at the Neues Theater Halle. She was also a visiting lecturer in Acting and Directing at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin. At Schauspiel Leipzig, where she has been Resident Director since 2014, her productions have included «And Then» by Wolfram Höll (world premiere 2014, Schauspiel Leipzig, invited to the Heidelberger Stückemarkt, the Mülheimer Theatertagen and the Autorentheatertage at the Deutsches Theater Berlin 2014), «The Exhausted or The Something That We Are» by Bernhard Studlar (world premiere 2015), «Metropolis» after Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou (2016), «89/90» by Peter Richter (2016, invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen 2017), «ghosts are only people» by Katja Brunner (2017), «Ubu Roi/The Trial of Ubu» by Alfred Jarry/Simon Stephens (2018) and «Sweet Bird of Youth» by Tennessee Williams (2019). She has also directed at stages including Schauspielhaus Graz, Theater Basel, Theater Dortmund, Theater Bonn, Schauspiel Hannover and Nationaltheater Mannheim. She recently directed «Germania » after Heiner Müller at the Volksbühne Berlin. With «The Imaginary Invalid or The Enema of Pure Reason» Claudia Bauer will direct her third world premiere of a play by PeterLicht after «The Misanthrope» (world premiere 2016, Theater Basel) and «Tartuffe or the Philosopher’s Swine» (world premiere 2018, Theater Basel, invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen 2019).

 

Productions

It is centred on Argan, who not only imagines he is ill, he actually is: he is suffering from hypochondria. As a result, he cannot and will not relate to his social surroundings any differently than he does to his misfortune, which he circles in tyrannical self-reflection. With «The Imaginary Invalid», the Cologne-based writer and musician PeterLicht writes his fourth new version of Molière: in his customary playful language he dissects both the individual body and the body of society and breaks the final taboo of neoliberal self-optimisers – that of mortality.

Der eingebildete Kranke oder das Klistier der reinen Vernunft (The imaginary invalid or the enema of pure reason)
Residenztheater, 19.00 o'clock
Sat 15 Oct

The author and musician PeterLicht frees this moral portrait that we now find barely legible from the socio-political reality of French absolutism and sets his sights on the present in his new version «Tartuffe or the Philosopher’s Swine». Here he employs the same characters as the original, whose literary descendants are nevertheless given considerable licence: in secular times one abhors a vacuum and so the «socially interconnected sculpture» hopes for and fears the appearance of Tartuffe, who serves to supply their wishes and as a surface onto which they may project themselves.

Tartuffe oder Das Schwein der Weisen (Tartuffe or the philosopher's swine)
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Mon 10 Oct

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)
Premiere
Residenztheater
Fri 16 Dec