Pia Händler

Geboren in Hamburg, erhielt Pia Händler zunächst eine Gesangsausbildung an der Hamburg School of Music und war Mitglied in diversen Bands (Gesang und E-Bass), bevor sie von 2006 bis 2010 ihr Schauspielstudium an der Universität der Künste Berlin absolvierte. Vor und während ihrer Ausbildung arbeitete sie am Hamburger Schauspielhaus und am Deutschen Theater Berlin u. a. mit Jürgen Gosch, Tom Stromberg und Jorinde Dröse. Nach ihrer Ausbildung war Pia Händler festes Ensemblemitglied am Schauspielhaus Graz und am Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus sowie am Theater Basel. Dort arbeitete sie u. a. mit Claudia Bauer, Simon Stone, Robert Borgmann, Thom Luz, Nora Schlocker, Oliver Frljić, Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson, Julia Hölscher und Dani Levy.

Performing in

The director Elsa-Sophie Jach, who recently made her debut at the Residenztheater with her production of Herbert Achternbusch’s «Heart of Glass», brings the outrageous love poetry of «Europe’s first poet» to new life. Known for a directing style characterised by precise language and strong visuals, she hunts down the forgotten remains of Sappho’s poems, condenses them into a chorus and, on a tour through the literary canon together with the Munich techno live band SLATEC, she exposes the systematic erasure of the female voice, its silencing and the need for it to empower itself.

Die Unerhörten (The outrageous ones)
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Tue 21 Dec
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Tue 04 Jan
Marstall, 19.00 o'clock
Sun 23 Jan
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Mon 24 Jan
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Fri 28 Jan



The mid-1980s: the outbreak of the disease AIDS alarms New York. Louis, son of a wealthy Jewish family, abandons his sick boyfriend Prior and starts a relationship with conservative Mormon lawyer Joe. When Joe’s drug-dependent wife Harper retreats into dreams of everlasting ice, his strictly religious mother flies in outraged from Salt Lake City. The Republican Roy Cohn, a cynical and power-obsessed lawyer, insists until his last breath that he is not gay and does not have AIDS. Even on his deathbed, he refuses to stop arguing about this with his black nurse Belize. And then an angel breaks through Prior’s bedroom ceiling.

Engel in Amerika (Angels in America)

Ephraim Cabot has built his farm in New England up out of nothing, through hard work and the sweat of his brow and he keeps his three sons in line with Puritan discipline. However, instead of handing on the fruits of their collective toil to the next generation, he introduces the young Abbie to them as his bride, thereby unleashing a tragedy of ancient dimensions. While the elder brothers entirely abandon any hope of inheriting from their father and follow the call of gold to California, a fateful triangle develops between his youngest son   Eben, his father and his step-mother – and Abbie too raises a claim to the farm that Eben is willing to defend by any means.

Gier unter Ulmen (Desire under the elms)
Sat 05 Mar

Rising sea levels, forests dying and even the two world wars were supposedly predicted by the woodland prophet Mühlhiasl, who apparently lived near Straubing during the 16th century and went down in legends of the Bavarian forest as a local Nostradamus. The dramatist, filmmaker and poet Herbert Achternbusch makes use of this legend to write about a society that is determined to preserve prosperity by any means necessary: the entire village lives off the local manufacturers’ fame for making ruby glass – however the master glassmaker who just passed away took the recipe to the grave with him. The cowherd Hias, who is hastily summoned for help, confirms the clairvoyant faculties attributed to him by arriving before he has even been called for. Spurred on by his gloomy forecasts on one hand and the tyrannical glassworks owner Goldfinger on the other, the entire village ends up in turmoil and is soon prepared to sacrifice the peace of its soul for wealth.

Herz aus Glas (Heart of glass)
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Thu 16 Dec
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 29 Dec
Marstall, 20.30 o'clock
Fri 31 Dec
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Sat 29 Jan