Geboren 1969 in Ulm, absolvierte Steffen Höld ein Regie- und Schauspielstudium am Mozarteum Salzburg. Engagements als Schauspieler führten ihn u. a. an das Schauspiel Köln, an das Staatstheater Nürnberg und an das Theater Rampe Stuttgart, wo er u. a. mit Thirza Bruncken und Christoph Schlingensief arbeitete. Anschließend war er zuerst Ensemblemitglied am Schauspielhaus Graz, anschließend am Phönix Theater in Linz sowie von 2007 bis 2015 am Schauspielhaus in Wien und arbeitete dort u. a. mit Felicitas Brucker und Barbara Weber. Eigene Regiearbeiten inszenierte er u. a. am Phönix Theater Linz, am Schauspielhaus Salzburg sowie an der Garage X in Wien und am Schauspielhaus Wien. 2015 wechselte er an das Theater Basel, wo er als Ensemblemitglied u. a. mit Nora Schlocker, Julia Hölscher, Tilmann Köhler, Felicitas Brucker, Thom Luz und Antonio Latella arbeitete sowie eigene Inszenierungen realisierte.

Performing in

A house is for sale. It is situated in idyllic greenery, freshly renovated and tastefully furnished. Potential buyers come along one after another and are shown round by the agent and the owner who recently inherited the house from her parents. 

Sat 21 May
Cuvilliéstheater, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 25 May
Cuvilliéstheater, 20.30 o'clock
Thu 26 May
Cuvilliéstheater, 20.30 o'clock
Sat 28 May
Cuvilliéstheater, 20.30 o'clock
Sun 29 May

In her trilogy Judith Herzberg uses subtle humour and a delicate hand to portray a Jewish extended family from Amsterdam between the 1970s and the turn of the millennium. It is a chronicle of emotions and complex relationships. In a cycle that spans three generations there are marriages, children are conceived, couples separate, fall in love with someone new – and get married again. To outsiders, members of the family and their friends appear to lead the same everyday lives as their contemporaries and when they meet at weddings or funerals, they talk, dance, fall in love and argue. But, quite casually and suddenly, glimpses of wounded souls appear behind this cheerful façade.

Die Träume der Abwesenden (Absent dreams)
Residenztheater, 17.00 o'clock
Mon 06 Jun

Disappearing, fading away, vanishing and escaping – Aristophanes’s comedies deal with everything in the world that is ephemeral: life, happiness, property, knowledge and trust. They tell us about the complicated business of being human, about the problem of the just distribution of wealth, about greed, twisted rhetoric, and the eternal incompatibility between theory and practice.

Die Wolken, die Vögel, der Reichtum (The clouds, the birds, wealth)

A caretaker is murdered with no reason or motive. Alienated from himself and life in general by a working day that is always the same, a bank clerk seizes an axe and commits murder. This action lacking any obvious cause shocks state prosecutor Martin, who is in charge of the case. In the murder and his crime he can see a reflection of his own imprisonment in a bourgeois existence dominated by duty, law and order. The prosecutor is immediately struck by an existential fear that drives him to escape into the fairy tale world of a mysterious alter ego: the world of Count Öderland.

Graf Öderland (Count Öderland)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 10 Jun
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 11 Jun

The story, it seems, takes little time to tell: a prince and a princess from neighbouring kingdoms run away to escape from an arranged marriage, fall in love with each other incognito and try to use their cunning to be able to choose the path of their own lives for themselves – only to realise at the end that they have run straight into the fate that had already been arranged for them.

Leonce und Lena (Leonce and Lena)