BarbaraHorvath

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.

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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)

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)
Premiere
Residenztheater, 17.00 o'clock
Fri 23 Sep

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)

Der 1974im Gebiet Luhansk geborene ukrainische Autor Serhij Zhadan hat mit seinem Roman «Internat» 2014 auf beklemmende Weise über den Krieg im Donbass erzählt. Dabei schickt er seinen Helden auf eine dreitägige Reise durch die Hölle.

Resi liest live: Internat

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!)
Premiere
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Fri 15 Jul
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Tue 19 Jul
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 20 Jul