Geboren 1959, erhielt Michael Goldberg seine Ausbildung an der Neuen Münchner Schauspielschule und trat am Theater Hildesheim sein erstes Engagement an. Engagements führten ihn nach Mannheim, Freiburg und Frankfurt am Main, bevor er 2013 Ensemblemitglied am Deutschen Theater Berlin wurde. In Inszenierungen der Salzburger Festspiele war er bereits mehrmals auf der Bühne des Residenztheaters zu erleben. In Frankfurt sowie am Schauspiel Köln, am Deutschen Theater Berlin und an der Schaubühne Berlin arbeitete Michael Goldberg u. a. mit Christopher Rüping, Jette Steckel, Karin Henkel, Stefan Pucher, Barbara Frey, René Pollesch und Antu Romero Nunes.
Elisabeth Gärtner, a retired architect, has only one more wish: she wants to die. Her beloved husband died of cancer three years ago and without him life has no meaning for her any more. A drug that would allow her to die of her own volition has been refused her. Now the Ethics Council must make a decision on her case. Expert witnesses from the fields of law, medicine and theology argue over the question: Does a human being have a right to determine their own death? Are doctors allowed to help someone commit suicide? And who do our lives actually belong to? To us? To the state? Or to God?Gott (God)
Medea is the most startling character in the history of literature. Like no other female figure, she leaves an unprecedented trail of blood behind her: betraying her father, murdering her brother, murdering the King of Iolcus – and that is not enough.Medea
Calderón’s play tells of how Basilio, King of Poland, is given a prophecy that Sigismund will rise up against him, so keeps him locked up like an animal in a tower. In Hofmannsthal’s new version, which is rediscovered for the stage here, the author departed radically from the Spanish original.Der Turm (THE TOWER)