Robert Borgmann was born in Erfurt in 1980. He studied Fine Art in London, Philosophy and German Literature at the University of Cologne, and Directing at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin. He has worked at Schauspielhaus Zürich, Centraltheater Leipzig (where he was Resident Director in 2011/2012), Schauspiel Köln, the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, the Vienna Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart State Theatre, the Berliner Ensemble and the Vienna Burgtheater. His productions of Chekhov’s «Uncle Vanya» (2014, Stuttgart State Theatre) and «the spinster» by Ewald Palmetshofer (world premiere 2014, Vienna Burgtheater) were both invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen. In 2019 Borgmann directed Beckett’s «Waiting for Godot» at Schauspiel Frankfurt and «Medea» by Hans Henny Jahnn at Schauspiel Köln. In 2020 he staged the world premiere of Elfriede Jelinek’s «Black Water» at the Akademietheater in Vienna. In Munich his adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist’s novella «The Engagement in St. Domingo» was seen at the Cuvilliéstheater in 2018.
After Orestes’s bloody revenge on his mother Clytemnestra for her murder of his father Agamemnon, he flees from the angry goddesses of vengeance. He seeks sanctuary in the temple of Apollo and appeals to the god for protection from the furies – but even Apollo is powerless against them, so Athena must decide Orestes’s fate. However, the goddess will not do so alone: a court of mortals who have sworn an oath to her will ultimately judge which murder weighs heavier: that of one’s mother or one’s husband.Athena