Christoph Franken


Geboren 1978 in Köln, absolvierte Christoph Franken sein Schauspielstudium an der Otto Falckenberg Schule in München und der Filmakademie in Ludwigsburg. Während seines Engagements am Schauspiel Hannover von 2005 bis 2009 arbeitete er u. a. mit Jürgen Gosch, Wilfried Minks, Nuran David Calis, Tilman Köhler und Sebastian Nübling. Von 2009 bis 2019 war er Ensemblemitglied am Deutschen Theater Berlin, wo er u. a. in Inszenierungen von Jürgen Gosch, Stephan Kimmig, Nora Schlocker, Nuran David Calis, Stefan Pucher, Rafael Sanchez, Michael Thalheimer, Tilman Köhler, Daniela Löffner, Jette Steckel, Thom Luz und Sebastian Hartman zu erleben war. Seit 2015 spielt Christoph Franken im «Jedermann» bei den Salzburger Festspielen. Von 2019 bis 2023 war er festes Ensemblemitglied am Residenztheater.

Performing in

«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)

With sharp-witted and pleasurable writing, Kevin Rittberger demonstrates why climate targets will never be achieved under the current economic regime, that work is self-defeating if it makes people ill and that the model of blood-based kinship is outmoded due to the current state of medicine and technology.

Der Entrepreneur (THE ENTREPRENEUR)

Chekhov’s texts, first and foremost his youthful fragment «Platonov», form the starting point for a new evening of musical theatre by resident director Thom Luz. He has borrowed the title from a Russian film version of «Platonov» from 1977 and assembles a society that attempts to discern the melody of the joys and horrors of the future from the songs of a long-forgotten time.

Warten auf Platonow (Waiting for Platonow)
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 25 Mar