Barbara Horvath

Geboren 1973 im Burgenland (Österreich), studierte Barbara Horvath an der Schauspielschule des Wiener Volkstheaters. Nach ihrer Ausbildung spielte sie an vielen Bühnen in Wien, u. a. am Burgtheater und bei den Wiener Festwochen, am Rabenhof, TAG, Ensembletheater, aber auch in Deutschland und den Niederlanden. Von 2011 bis 2015 war sie festes Ensemblemitglied am Schauspielhaus Wien und folgte 2015 dem Intendanten Andreas Beck nach Basel, wo sie in Inszenierungen von u. a. Simon Stone, Antonio Latella, Ulrich Rasche auf der Bühne zu erleben war. Seit 2019 ist Barbara Horvath am Residenztheater engagiert. Zusammen mit Lisa Stiegler, Theresa «BiMän» Bittermann, Sara Dec, Marie Gimpel und Friederike Meisel entwickelte sie das kollektive Rechercheprojekt «(Nicht)Mütter!».

Performing in

The Australian writer and director Simon Stone took Chekhov’s famous play as the starting point for his rewriting – voted «Play of the Year 2017» in «Theater heute» magazine – that combines rapid fire dialogue, subtle character studies and the ambivalence that arises from them while locating the play thematically in the here and now.

Drei Schwestern (Three sisters)

PART I: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES

PART II: PERESTROIKA

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)

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)

The Australian playwright and director Simon Stone whose attention-grabbing contemporary interpretations of classic dramas have caused an international sensation, takes characters, narrative threads and motifs from Horváth’s works, catapults them into the present day and weaves them together into a touching, post-heroic panorama of human effort in times of crisis.

Unsere Zeit (Our Time)

Georg Büchner’s fragile fragment, one of the most important dramas in German literature, is based on the case of the soldier Woyzeck, who murdered his lover and was sentenced to death in 1824. Büchner was familiar with the facts of this historic criminal case which were detailed in legal, medical and psychological reports. He shows a murder of jealousy and the events that lead up to it: Woyzeck, «a good chap and a poor devil», forced onto the lowest level of society financially, humiliated by his superiors, experimented upon by science, is exposed to a radical lack of empathy from the world around him. As a result, he becomes guilty, once his fears, instincts and desires break out obscenely from inside him.

Woyzeck
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 21 Mar
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 22 Mar
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 28 Mar

In his plays, the Chilean director and playwright Guillermo Calderón achieves an entirely original combination of humour and political power. Many of his texts are highly comic tales of the prejudice, ignorance and egotism that come to light through intercultural exchange. His latest play for the Residenztheater tells of the efforts of a religious sect in Munich to advertise for a newly founded settlement in Chile.

Bavaria
Theatre Day
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Sat 09 Mar

With «Success», we journey into the inner workings of a society in which everything is measured in terms of personal career advantage, the demands of embittered contemporaries, hatred of one’s neighbours, anger at those with a different political opinion and one’s own lack of any sense of direction.

Erfolg (SUCCESS)
19.00 p.m. Introduction
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Wed 06 Mar
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Mon 01 Apr
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Wed 10 Apr

After fifteen years in exile, Orestes returns incognito to his home city of Argos – the same city in which his father Agamemnon was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus on his victorious return from Troy. However, desire for revenge is not the reason for his spontaneous homecoming – it is the rumour of a mysterious plague of flies. When his sister Electra persuades him to stay, it gradually dawns on him that Clytemnestra and Aegisthus are not only cruelly oppressing the people, they have also implicated him in Agamemnon’s murder. Only then does Orestes decide to take action.

Die Fliegen (the flies)
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sun 31 Mar

Following Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, in the second half of the season another we hear from another master storyteller. A narrator who tells us to call him Ismael walks onto the Residenztheater stage in seaman’s garb. What follows is a genuine monster of a story: Ismael is hired on the «Pequod», an old whaling ship, and goes to sea on board this floating blubber factory.

Moby Dick
Premiere
Residenztheater
Fri 19 Apr
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 22 Apr
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 26 Apr

The text of «(Non)Mothers!» weaves together answers from 22 interviews on the subject of (non-)motherhood – into a play about decisions, doubts (still) births, terminations, transformations and actions of bravery.

(Nicht)Mütter! ((NON)MOTHERS!)
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Sat 13 Apr

Ensemble