Alexander Eisenach was born in Berlin and studied Theatre Studies and German Literature in Leipzig and Paris. He then worked as an Assistant Director at the Centraltheater Leipzig. In 2013/2014 he was a member of the Directors’ Studio at Schauspiel Frankfurt, where his first play «The Life of Joyless Pleasure» received its world premiere in 2014. In 2015/2016 he was awarded a grant by the Writers’ Studio at Schauspiel Frankfurt. He has worked as a freelance director since 2014 at theatres including Schauspiel Hannover, Schauspielhaus Graz, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and the Berliner Ensemble. His production of the «The Cold Whiff of Money» won him the Kurt Hübner Directing Prize in 2016. Between 2016 and 2019 Eisenach was Resident Director at Schauspiel Hannover under the artistic directorship of Lars-Ole Walburg. His most recent works include «Vernon Subutex» after Virginie Despentes at Schauspielhaus Graz, both «Felix Krull» and «Hour of the Con-Men. The Krull Principle» at the Berliner Ensemble and «The Emperor of California» at the Berlin Volksbühne.
In June 1816 the «Medusa», the fastest frigate of its time, sets to sea. Its destination is Saint-Louis in Senegal. There are two hundred and forty people on board – besides the sailors, most of them are soldiers, but they also include the colony’s Governor and his family together with priests, teachers, doctors and engineers. Two days’ journey from their destination the ship runs aground on a sandbank and splits. As there is not enough room for everyone in the lifeboats, a raft is cobbled together for the lifeboats to tow on shore. But as soon as they set off, the rudderless and heavily overloaded raft is left behind by the boats on which the dignitaries are rescuing themselves. Of one hundred and seventeen men only fifteen will survive. Many of them will fall victim to their own comrades because the few goods they were able to save – barrels of wine, sodden biscuits, a few weapons and valuables – are as heavily fought over as the power the make decisions about possible rescue measures.Der Schiffbruch der Fregatte Medusa (The shipwreck of the frigate Medusa)
When Goethe set «Götz von Berlichingen» down on paper in 1771 in a true writing frenzy, the 22-year-old writer was still a complete unknown. This came to an abrupt end with the publication of «Götz», as suddenly the young poet was being talked about everywhere. Goethe’s early work is a powerful stage epic with over fifty locations, several plots running in parallel and a huge cast of characters. What is more: Goethe dispensed with all the customary conventions that 18th century drama had been using up to that point.Götz von Berlichingen
A prince of fashion and a fairy-tale king. A bird of paradise and a cult figure. A Munich original and a philanthropist. During the course of his lifetime, Rudolph Moshammer was given countless of these nicknames and soubriquets. Everyone recognized him as an eccentric with his dog Daisy on his arm, a talk show guest and man of society. Like his role model, Bavaria’s fairy-tale king Ludwig II, he loved glamour, opulence, and excess. In his appearances as an actor and in advertisements, as a singer in the preliminary round for the Eurovision Song Contest and with books like «Mama und ich» (Mama and Me), he became a cult figure and his fashion boutique «Carnaval de Venise» in Maximilianstraße became a cult address and place of pilgrimage for Mosi fans.MOSI - The Bavarian Dream